Areas of Expertise

August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019

CLDP to Host Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Dushanbe

As a follow-up on the Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products Workshop hosted in Dushanbe in October 2016, and the Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights hosted in Dushanbe in August 2019, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan will host the third Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. 

July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

WTO ITTC Training Workshop for Market Access Development

On July 1-5, 2019, CLDP will sponsor the travel of 6 officials from the Government of Afghanistan to attend a World Trade Organization (WTO) trade policy workshop at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in Vienna, Austria to develop methodologies for resolving market access and trade facilitation issues.  Attendees will discuss market access strategies in support of Afghanistan’s export-led economic growth initiatives and the promotion of cross-border trade with its regional partners.  Afghanistan’s participation in the JVI workshop is facilitated with the assistance of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC).

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Afghanistan: Customs and Trade Facilitation Workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department

On June 17-20, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP will partner with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Georgia Revenue Service (GRS) to deliver a customs and trade facilitation workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department.  The workshop will continue CLDP’s support of Afghanistan Customs’ modernization initiatives, which have helped increase the transparency and predictability of Customs operations in Afghanistan—a key component of fostering a better business environment in Afghanistan for trade and investment.

The June 2019 workshop will build on previous CLDP and WCO-facilitated Customs exchanges between Afghanistan and Georgia; and the program will focus on Afghanistan’s continued implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA), as well as Afghanistan’s overlapping efforts to accede to the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) for the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures.  In addition to transparency and Customs integrity topics, program participants will work during the 4-day exchange to identify regulatory frameworks for risk-based customs targeting, audit, and trusted trades programs. 

For information about CLDP and the WCO’s previous Customs exchanges between the Afghanistan Customs Department and the Georgia Revenue Service, please see “Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO.”

May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019

WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Inter-agency Coordination and other Priority Issues

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP will support a workshop on May 16-17 in Kyiv, entitled WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues.

May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019

WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Inter-agency Coordination and other Priority Issues

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP will support a workshop on May 16-17 in Kyiv, entitled WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues.

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) Study Tour

On May 13-17, 2019, CLDP will hold a week-long study tour for government representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Indo-Pacific - Public-Private Partnership Consultations

On May 13-17, CLDP will organize a Public-Private Partnership consultations on the margins of the P3 Connect Conference for official government representatives from Sri Lanka and the Maldives in Denver, Colorado.