Customs

February 9, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Morocco: CLDP Launches Export Guide

On February 9-16, CLDP will launch an export guide for Moroccan artisans in Marrakech, Morocco.

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018

WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Inter-agency Coordination and other Priority Issues

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP will support a workshop on December 13th-14th in Kyiv, entitled WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues.

December 11, 2018 - December 12, 2018

Guatemala: U.S. Consultations on Trade Facilitation

On December 11-12, 2018, CLDP will host a delegation of 15 Guatemalan government officials in Washington, D.C., for a series of consultations on trade facilitation.

October 29, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP Leads Study Tour on National Single Window in South Korea

On October 29-November 1, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with the Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (a private sector implementer for USAID), the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Korean Customs Service, led a delegation of officials from the Pakistan Customs Service, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform, and other stakeholder agencies on a study tour to Daejeon and Seoul, South Korea. Pakistan recently passed legislation regarding its single window, a required element under the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, and has been developing its platform. The study tour focused on the three different Korean single window projects run by different ministries, the inter-agency process to harmonize data required for clearances, and port community systems. The study tour provided non-customs agencies with better insight into the advantages of single window and helped the Pakistan Customs software engineers understand how to build an inter-agency and user-friendly platform. Following this study tour, CLDP will work with USAID to determine next steps, including a possible U.S. port visit.

October 25, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on Legislative, Institutional and Practical Issues of the WTO TFA Implementation

CLDP, in cooperation with the UN ECE and the government of Ukraine held the Workshop on the Legislative, Institutional and Practical Issues of the WTO TFA (WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation) Implementation in Ukraine. The workshop took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 25, 2018 and gathered Ukrainian customs and other government officials, lawyers, and business community.

October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

El Salvador: Workshop on Best Practices in Public Consultation

On October 23-24, 2018, CLDP and ITA conducted a two-day workshop on public consultation best practices for approximately 65 representatives of Salvadoran trade ministries responsible for citizen participation in addition to representatives from academia and the private sector.

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018

CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on Customs

On October 10-12, 2018, in Chisinau, Moldova, CLDP facilitated the sixth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Customs (the Group) for officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. 

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO

On September 17-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP conducted a customs project management training workshop and facilitated a bilateral exchange between the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) and the Georgia Revenue Service. 

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018

First Regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management

From July 24-26, 2018, CLDP, in collaboration with Customs Committees of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro organized the first regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Podgorica, Montenegro. 

April 23, 2018 - April 26, 2018

CLDP Hosts Meeting of the Trade Facilitation Working Group and the Workshop on Simplified Procedures and Customs Guarantees for Ukraine and Moldova

On April 23-24, 2018, CLDP led a meeting of the Trade Facilitation Working Group of Moldova and Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine.  The meeting brought Customs officials from Moldova and Ukraine together to discuss the status and challenges of customs reforms with members of the business community, EU customs experts, and representatives of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) and the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM).