Many CLDP programs focus on the significant role that is played by customs agencies in facilitating and increasing international trade. CLDP programs aim to advance trade liberalization through enhanced communication, cooperation and coordination.

Advanced Rulings

CLDP holds consultations in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to explain advanced rulings, a written statement issued by CBP that interprets and applies Customs laws and regulations to a specific set of facts about a prospective transaction. These consultations focus on logistics chain security, border control procedures for hazardous materials and developing systems to combat fraud.

Promoting Imports

CLDP supports the efforts of foreign governments seeking to increase exports to the U.S. by conducting programs that help producers understand U.S. standards and regulatory requirements for imports. These programs include comprehensive materials about the policies and procedures of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the specific products that the foreign government is keen to export to the U.S.

Free Trade Agreements

In order to strengthen Free Trade Agreements (FTA) between the U.S. and foreign governments, CLDP conducts programs that focus on rules of origin provisions and customs administration requirements as part of a comprehensive effort to improve the implementation procedures of the Free Trade Agreements.

Upcoming Programs

December 4, 2016 - December 6, 2016
December 14, 2016 - December 16, 2016

CLDP in Action

November 11, 2016 - November 12, 2016

CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the World Customs Organization and the private sector, as well in coordination with the U.S. Embassy Kyiv and EUBAM, hosted the second in a series of workshops on authorized economic operators (AEO) in Kyiv, Ukraine.