October 26, 2011 - October 28, 2011

Eurasia IP Customs Enforcement and Coordination Workshop

CLDP held a Eurasia Intellectual Property Customs Enforcement and Coordination Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia on October 26 – 28, 2011. The 3-day program brought together customs officials from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey for interactive sessions and presentations on enforcement of IPR, counterfeit product identification, investigation of IP infringing goods, and methods of coordination among the various customs officials.

September 23, 2011

Ukraine: Legislation on counterfeit medicines approved by Rada

CLDP is pleased to announce the successful adoption of a Ukrainian law establishing deterrent level penalties for the production and distribution of counterfeit medicines. 

June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Ukraine: Workshop on Valuation and Classification for the State Customs Service of Ukraine

CLDP, in continued collaboration with the State Customs Service of Ukraine,  conducted the first in a series of workshops on customs valuation and classification.  The program aimed to train a cadre of trainers and officials from the State Customs Service of Ukraine and worked to ensure that the customs valuation and classification process is fair, harmonized, and transparent and meets the requirements of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.

February 19, 2011 - February 22, 2011

Compliance with the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement

During this first phase of the planned three phase Advance Rulings program, CLDP and US Customs experts traveled to Oman and met with Omani Customs officials from February 19-22 to explain the obligations under Article 5.10 (Advance Rulings).

September 28, 2010 - September 29, 2010

Customs Workshop on Rule of Origian under the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

CLDP, jointly with two experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, led a two day workshop in Rabat on Rules of Origin September 28-29, 2010, ensuring that the benefits of preferential tariff treatment under the agreement apply to Moroccan and U.S. goods eligible for such treatment.

June 13, 2010 - June 15, 2010

U.S.-Bahrain FTA Customs Advance Rulings Consultations

Working toward compliance with the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, ten Bahraini customs officials met met with two experts from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for consultations focussing on the procedures surrounding advance rulings.

September 28, 2009 - October 1, 2009

Training Session on the obligations under the Rules of Origin and Customs Administration Chapters of the FTA

A delegation of Customs officials from the Kingdom of Bahrain was in Washington, DC the week of September 28, 2009, participating in consultations with experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the private sector.

September 15, 2009 - September 17, 2009

Regional Workshop on the Coordination of SPS Procedures and Working Group Meetings VIII

CLDP convened in Sofia, Bulgaria the eighth and final regional meeting for the members of the Southeast Europe Food Safety, Animal Health, and Plant Health working groups.

May 13, 2009 - May 21, 2009

CLDP Program Expands Capabilities of Omani Customs

CLDP, in collaboration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other relevant stakeholders, organized U.S. consultations for a delegation of Omani Customs officials to thoroughly familiarize Oman Customs with the way the US administers processes and verifies FTA goods and the ways that Oman might be able to draw on the US example to comply with its preferential treatment obligations under the FTA.

February 23, 2008 - February 25, 2008

Workshop on the Coordination of SPS Procedures and Working Group Meetings V

During the latest meeting of the CLDP-coordinated Southeast Europe SPS Working Groups, delegates focused on the common goal of increasing the profile of the three working groups at the nationl and international levels.