May 18, 2008

New E-commerce Law in Oman

Beginning in 2006, CLDP has worked with the Oman Information Technology Authority (ITA) on the development of the Electronic Transaction Law in Oman. CLDP's legislative e-commerce drafting programs provided officials with guidance and practical experience in the development of effective e-commerce laws for the modern global economy.

May 12, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Antitrust and Economics

Following on several training programs and workshops for the newly organized Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA), CLDP sponsored the participation of legal and economic staff from the ECA to attend a workshop on Antitrust and Economics to be held from May 13-16, 2008 in Washington, DC.

March 25, 2008 - March 28, 2008

American Bar Association Antitrust Conference

Three officials from the Egyptian Competition Authority participated in the Antitrust Law Conference in Washington DC from March 25-28, 2008.

March 19, 2008

Food Safety in SE Europe

In recent years, CLDP’s Southeast Europe Initiative program has assisted the countries of Southeast Europe, under the auspices of the Stability Pact, to develop a legal/business environment better suited to attract increased trade and investment. In addition to assistance with trade liberalization, resulting in the new Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), CLDP has primarily focused on working towards the removal of arbitrary non-tariff barriers to trade. Specifically, CLDP has assisted the regional coordination of WTO standards relating to the Customs Agreement and the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement.

March 18, 2008 - March 19, 2008

Merger Notification and Procedures

In CLDP's continuing work in support of technical training for the staff of the newly formed Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA), four ECA staff members were sponsored to attend a workshop dedicated to Merger Notification and Procedures in Brno, Czech Republic on March 18-19, 2008.

February 23, 2008 - February 27, 2008

Workshop on Consumer Product Health and Safety

CLDP hosted staff of the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency at the Annual Meeting and Training Symposium of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization in Orlando, Florida.

January 28, 2008 - January 30, 2008

Workshop for Moroccan Textile and Apparel Engineers

Following up on Textile Sourcing Consultations held by CLDP in June of 2007, CLDP advisors from the North Carolina textile industry traveled to Morocco to work with the instructors of the Moroccan School for Textile and Apparel Engineers (ESITH) in the areas of technology development and supply chain improvement to increase the scope of teaching methods and materials for emerging engineering graduates.

January 27, 2008 - January 28, 2008

CLDP Organizes Commercial Law Workshop for Judges from the Gulf

On January 27 and 28, 2008 CLDP and the Oman Ministry of Justice organized a regional conference on Commercial Law and Company Regulation in Muscat, Oman.

January 20, 2008 - April 11, 2008

Diplomacy and World Trade: Trade Capacity Building for Algerian Diplomats

CLDP designed a three-phase, multilocale program to help develop the commercial diplomacy skills of a cadre of future Algerian diplomats.

December 1, 2007 - December 3, 2007

Workshop: Building Algerian Judicial Capacity to Adjudicate Cases Related to the Financing of SMEs

n continuation of CLDP's technical assistance to the Government of Algeria since 2005 to build the capacity of a core group of experienced judges to adjudicate cases related to the financing of SMEs (small and medium enterprises), CLDP conducted a three-day workshop in Algiers, Algeria, December 1-3.