June 5, 2006 - June 15, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Business Advising to the Prime Minister

The former CEO of UNOCAL, Mr. Richard Stegemeier, organized and supported by CLDP and other DOC bureaus, traveled to Kyrgyzstan to provide Prime Minister Kulov practical advice on improving the investment climate.

June 3, 2006 - June 10, 2006

Tunisia: Drug Safety and the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Market for the Tunisian Ministry of Health

CLDP organized the consultations in close cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration, MEPI and Tunisia’s Ministry of Health/Directorate of Pharmacy. The consultations focused on content and development of US safety and regulation in the pharmaceutical sector.

May 28, 2006 - May 30, 2006

Jordan: Workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to International Contracts and Letters of Credit

CLDP organized a 3-day workshop in Amman, Jordan on the "Adjudication of Disputes Related to International Contracts and Letters of Credit."

May 27, 2006 - May 31, 2006

Curriculum Development Advisor to Bahrain, Qatar, Oman

CLDP collaborated with deans and law professors in universities in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE to provide administrative support to law schools to teach commercial law curricula, and provided expert law school administrators who are advising the faculties on a continuing basis.

May 7, 2006 - May 11, 2006

CLDP Training Seminar for Competition Authority in Cairo, Egypt

CLDP organized and presented, through its advisors from the FTC and DOJ, a one-week training seminar in Cairo, Egypt.

April 29, 2006 - May 9, 2006

Tunisia: Consultations on Law and Economics; Furthering Economic Development through Law Reform

Given the challenges facing the Tunisian economy, the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia and the MOJ have concluded consultations in the U.S. on “Law and Economics” for a small team of judges from a “think tank” of the MOJ called CEJJ (Centre d’Etudes Juridiques et Judiciaires) for the purpose of enabling CEJJ to better contribute to the modernization of the Tunisian economy, and, as importantly, would bolster initiatives to expand the Rule of Law in Tunisia.

April 25, 2006

Adjudicating Business Disputes that Affect Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

CLDP officials traveled to Jordan to meet with potential advisors and the Jordanian judges selected to participate in the pilot project on judicial education. This project will focus on developing skills required for Jordanian judges to efficiently and consistently adjudicate disputes that affect Jordan’s SMEs.

April 10, 2006 - April 14, 2006

NY Convention / Arbitral Awards Advisor - Phase I (UAE)

CLDP worked with an arbitration expert to develop a program for the qualification and quantification of the value of the UAE becoming a signatory to the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (NY Convention).

March 13, 2006 - March 14, 2006

Commercial Law Regional Conference in Qatar

MEPI sponsored a commercial law conference in Doha, Qatar on March 13 & 14, 2006 to address commercial legal reforms in the Middle East. "Commercial Law in Transition" was presented by the US Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in conjunction with the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce and the Qatar Ministry of Justice. This conference brought international commercial law experts and regional policy makers together to discuss the application of international standards in commercial laws.

March 9, 2006 - March 16, 2006

Law School Development Consultations in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar

CLDP brought two senior US law school administrators to Qatar University, the University of Bahrain and Sultan Qaboos University College of Law in Oman to support these universities in implementing modern commercial law curricula. The US experts consulted with law faculty and administrators on both human resources and planning for future courses and instructional mechanisms for commercial law education.