Commerce

November 5, 2017

Kuwait: CLDP Signs Letter of Intent with Supreme Council for Planning and Development

On November 5,  CLDP and the Kuwait Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on technical assistance programs for government agencies across the Kuwaiti government.  

November 5, 2017 - November 7, 2017

Kuwait: CLDP Launches Public Procurement Reform Program with Technical Assessment

On November 5-7 , CLDP conducted, in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD), a three-day assessment of Kuwait's current procurement processes and its new procurement law, which was enacted in 2016.  

October 30, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Afghanistan: Mining Fundamentals Workshop

CLDP conducted a mining workshop for officials and staff from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum from October 30 - November 2 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

October 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Honduras: CLDP Conducts Microgrid Energy Assessment

From October 16-20, CLDP conducted a microgrid energy assessment in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

October 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Honduras: CLDP Conducts Trade Facilitation Assessment

From October 16-20, CLDP conducted a trade facilitation assessment in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in coordination with the International Trade Administration (ITA).

October 16, 2017 - October 19, 2017

CLDP Supported Government of Ukraine Delegation to the Agriculture Committee Meeting in Geneva

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Agriculture Committee Meeting tgat took place on October 16-19, 2017 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva.

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

October 11, 2017 - October 17, 2017

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Program for Parliamentary Delegation in Washington

On October 11-17, 2017, CLDP organized a 5-day study tour in Washington, DC for members of Bahrain’s parliament and their legal advisors and professional staff.  OGC General Counsel, Peter Davidson, welcomed the delegation at the Department of Commerce (DOC) headquarters, where they met with offices of the International Trade Administration to discuss the importance of intra agency coordination. The delegation accompanied Peter Krug, DOC's Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs, to a hearing at Congress’s House Science Committee.  The delegation also met with US State officials, including Deputy Assistant Secretary Lenderking, to discuss the importance of US-Bahrain bilateral relationships. Throughout the program, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Arezo Yazd facilitated meetings for the delegation with Members of Congress and staffers (Senate and House), local legislative bodies in Maryland, as well as a number of bipartisan organization such as the Congressional Research Services and the U.S. Helsinki Commission.

The workshop successfully facilitated the exchange of practice and experience on the legislative drafting process between Bahraini delegates and their American counterparts by focusing on U.S. institution building and resource development available to members of Congress and professional staff.  Lastly, building on past CLDP programs, experts from DC-based think-tanks, incubators and Google discussed commercial legislative reform as a means to help promote small-and-medium-size enterprise (SME) growth and how commercial legislation serves as a tool to economic development and growth. 

As a result of CLDP programming with the Bahrain parliament, the participants are implementing commercial legislation that will promote economic reform and foreign investment in Bahrain. 

October 11, 2017 - October 12, 2017

CLDP Co-Organizes Seminar on Insolvency Reform in Morocco

CLDP, in coordination with Morocco's Ministry of Justice and Liberties, Morocco's Committee National de l’Environnement des Affaires (CNEA), and Germany's Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), co-organized a Seminar Introducing Proposed Reforms to Morocco's Insolvency Code in El Jadida, Morocco from October 11-12, 2017

September 20, 2017 - September 21, 2017

CLDP to Conduct Workshop on Unsolicited Proposals with Sri Lankan Utility

On September 20-21, CLDP conducted a workshop in coordination with the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy (MoP) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) on Unsolicited Proposals.