Commerce

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

CLDP Conducted TCTP program on SMEs for ASEAN countries

On February 13-17, CLDP, in cooperation with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and training agency Globalab, conducted a TCTP training course on small and medium enterprise ecosystems

January 24, 2017 - January 25, 2017

Nepal Workshop on Financial Risk Mitigation in Power Purchase Agreements

On January 24-25, CLDP held 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 currency risk and volatility in the cross-border power trading context. The workshop focused on currency risk and volatility as it affects power purchase agreements and solutions for mitigating currency risk and attracting foreign investment. 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.

January 24, 2017 - January 26, 2017

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop to Support Specialized Business Courts

On January 24-26, CLDP conducted a workshop in Kuwait, in coordination with the Supreme Council on Planning and Development, on best practices in making specialized business courts more competent, efficient and transparent. The workshop focused primarily on the procedural elements that are needed for a successful business court including the development of local procedural rules, mechanisms to fast track cases and obtain injunctive relief, clear and efficient jurisdictional boundaries, and judicial education programs to prepare judges for complex domestic and cross-border disputes.

December 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Afghanistan: Judicial Capacity Building Phase I

CLDP, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, trained Afghan commercial court judges and officials from the Ministry of Justice on the newly reformed Movable and Immovable Property Laws on December 14-17, 2016. 

December 13, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Colombia: Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Oil and Gas Development

On December 13-15, CLDP conducted a workshop in Bogota on Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Oil and Gas Development.

December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016

CLDP Supports Tunis Med Franchise Expo

As part of its continued cooperation with the Tunis Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Tunisia, CLDP organized workshops on franchising during the TunisMed Franchise Expo held in Tunis from December 7-8, 2016. 

December 6, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Liquefied Natural Gas Import Contracts Workshop

On December 6 and 7, CLDP conducted a workshop in Naypyitaw for senior Burmese energy officials from the Ministry of Energy and Electricity on developing a legal and regulatory framework for the import of LNG (liquefied natural gas).  The workshop sought to assist Burma to better understand LNG import projects and how best to balance imports with use of existing domestic natural gas reserves in meeting the country’s rapidly growing electricity demand.

December 5, 2016 - December 15, 2016

CLDP Conducts U.S. Study Tour on Innovation Ecosystems in Algeria

CLDP led a U.S. Study Tour on Developing Efficient Innovation Ecosystems for an Algerian delegation from December 5-15, in Washington and Atlanta. 

December 5, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Roundtable on the Role of Courts in Insolvency

CLDP hosted a roundtable focusing on the role of the courts in adjudicating insolvency proceedings and the importance of a restructuring mechanism in domestic legislation that will both revive companies and maximize recovery for lenders. The workshop was led by a US Bankruptcy Judge and a lawyer specializing in insolvency and restructuing. The roundtable included legal advisors and judges from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

November 13, 2016

Parliament Roundtable for Bahrain Parliament Members and Businesses Community

On November 13, CLDP organized a roundtable with Members of the Bahrain National Assembly, Council of Representatives and members of Bahrain’s business community. The Roundtable included an expert from the U.S. Senate and was held in coordination with American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahrain’s Businesswomen’s Society, and other prominent members of the Bahraini business community. The Roundtable engaged MPs and business community members to discuss key commercial challenges and business interests requiring legislative reform, including business registration and other key areas of commercial legislation that could affect Bahrain’s budding start-up environment.  This roundtable is part of CLDP’s Legislative Drafting Program in Bahrain to build capacity of the National Assembly.