Standards

September 11, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Central Asia: Standards Working Group: Lead Paint Project Sub-Regional Workshop

CLDP in cooperation with the the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance), will conduct the Lead Paint Project Sub-Regional Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia for participants from Central Asia and Eastern Europe to assist in developing national approaches and possibly consider regional and cooperative approaches as a follow up to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Lead Paint Project Regional Workshop in Almaty in 2019. 

 

August 1, 2019 - December 11, 2019

Mali: Prevention of Counterfeits Campaign

The proliferation of counterfeit, adulterated, and illegal agricultural inputs such as improved seeds, fertilizers, vaccines, farm equipment and crop protection products is increasing in Africa as governments encourage farmers to use new technologies to increase farming output. Although Mali has already implemented a basic legal framework for oversight of the quality of agricultural products, much remains to be done in terms of sensitization and technical capacity building of the relevant stakeholders. 

July 25, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Central Asia: Trademark Examination Workshop

On July 25-26, 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and on July 28-29, 2019 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, CLDP facilitated trainings on trademark examinations and registrations, conducted by advisors from the US Patent and Trademark Office. Participants included officials from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic.

May 15, 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador: CLDP & ITA lead Workshop on Best Practices: Implementing a 60-day Notice and Comment Period

On May 15, 2019, CLDP & ITA conducted a workshop on Best Practices: Implementing a 60-day Notice and Comment Process” for approximately 30 representatives of the Salvadoran Customs Administration (DGA). The Salvadoran Customs Administration has demonstrated a concerted interest in implementing a 60-day notice and comment process for all customs regulations.

The workshop served as a foundation to uniformly instruct the participants on the intricacies of various public consultation mechanisms and institutionalize good regulatory practices as the Salvadoran Customs Administration prepares to create an internal policy to require all customs regulations be subject to a 60-day notice and comment period. Compared to other countries in the region, El Salvador has the greatest momentum toward reforming its public consultation procedures. As such, strengthening the Salvadoran government’s understanding of international best practices for public consultation will benefit the region by building momentum and serving as an example of what the remaining countries can work toward.

To achieve this, CLDP and ITA called upon several interagency experts with extensive experience with public consultation, particularly the notice and comment rulemaking process. The experts provided an overview of the legal underpinning of public consultation, assessed duration determinations for consultation processes, shared methodologies for reviewing and responding to comments received, and discussed whole-of-government approaches to improving transparency and governance mechanisms. Additionally, the experts walked through illustrative examples that showcased the consultation process from start to finish.

As a result of this workshop, the Salvadoran Customs Administration has increased its understanding of notice and comment processes within an international trading scheme. This workshop is part of a multiphase effort to promote transparency, cooperation, and coordination for the Salvadoran government and to improve interregional trade in Central America.

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro. 

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures Focused on Information Availability

On May 13-15, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP facilitated the eighth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The group benefited from additional participation by officials from Ukraine and Georgia. 

April 11, 2019

Uzbekistan: CLDP Assists UzStandart to Formalize Relationship with ASTM International

CLDP assistes UzStandart, the Uzbek Agency for Standardization, Metrology, and Certification, in concluding a Memorandum of Understanding with ASTM International. 

November 6, 2018 - November 8, 2018

Odesa, Ukraine: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures

On November 6-8, 2018, in Odesa, Ukraine, CLDP facilitated the seventh meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phyto-sanitary Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, special guest Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018

CLDP Hosted TBT Case Study Event in Kyiv

In cooperation with MEDT, CLDP hosted several activities on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), which focused on standards, technical barriers and conformity assessment.

July 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Afghanistan: ITU Telecom Symposium and WTO Food Safety Commitee

From July 8-13, 2018, CLDP sponsored two delegations of Afghan officials to attend the International Telecommunications Union's Global Symposium for Regulators and the WTO Food Safety Committee.