Commerce

July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017

Power Africa Regional Contract Negotiation Workshop

CLDP will hold a workshop in West Africa for a gathering of representatives from the governments of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Guinea and Niger. The workshop will feature an in-depth explanation of power purchase agreements (PPAs) using the Understanding Series handbooks (Understanding Power Purchase Agreements and Understanding Power Project Financing) and presentations by commercial banks, law firms and multilateral partners.

July 25, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Nepal Workshop on Power Procurement

On July 25-26, CLDP will hold a workshop in Kathmandu for officials from the Ministry of Energy, Nepal Investment Board, Office of the Millennium Challenge, Nepal Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Finance and other energy-related agencies on Power Procurement. The workshop is part of the Department of State's Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor Initiative aimed at increasing cross-border investment in energy and power trading in South Asia.

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017

Pakistan: Reforming Gas Pricing to Increase Power Generation

CLDP will organize a five-day workshop on reforming gas pricing to increase power generation for officials from Pakistan’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) and the Oil and Gas Development Company, Ltd. (OGDCL).  The workshop will provide examples and lessons learned from deregulation of gas sector internationally. The workshop will discuss the balancing of demands for low domestic prices with the need to incentivize exports, and ensuring a commitment to maintain rationalized consumer gas prices.

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017

Sri Lanka Origin Determinations and Advance Rulings Program

CLDP provides technical assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka as it strives to create an environment conducive to increased trade and investment.  On July 24-27, CLDP, in close coordination with experts from U.S. Customs and Immigration as well as Sri Lanka Customs, will conduct three programs on Origin Determinations and Advance Rulings in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The first program on July 24 is a one-day advanced program on Origin Determinations for Sri Lanka customs officers. The second program on July 25 is a one-day roundtable on advance rulings for Sri Lankan judges. The third program on July 26-27 is a two-day program on Introduction to Origin Determinations for Sri Lankan officials. CLDP’s Sri Lanka program is funded by the Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. CLDP provides technical assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka as it strives to create an environment conducive to increased trade and investment.  

July 18, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Myanmar LNG Import Legislative Drafting

On July 18-25, 2017, CLDP will hold a week-long workshop in Washington, DC for officials from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) tasked with drafting the LNG (liquefied natural gas) import regulations. CLDP together with experts from other US Government agencies, academia and private sector would advise the Burmese officials on LNG import regulations.

June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Workshop on Establishing a Competitive Legal and Regulatory Framework for Offshore Hydrocarbon Development

On June 6-7, CLDP led a 2-day workshop entitled Establishing a Competitive Legal and Regulatory Framework for Offshore Hydrocarbon Development in Buenos Aires, for approximately 20-25 officials from the national Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM), as well as provincial authorities and other organizations.