June 3, 2013 - June 5, 2013

GCC Commercial Law Harmonization Project

CLDP and United States Trade Representative (USTR) travelled to Riyadh June 3-5 for a GCC-U.S. Forum on Trade and Investment Issues hosted by the GCC Secretariat-General. 

June 1, 2013 - June 2, 2013

Commercial Law Development and Legal Education

CLDP lawyers and expert advisors traveled to Oman on June 1-2, 2013 to advise on the development of key laws that are important for Oman’s economic development and important for harmonized commercial laws in the region. 

May 28, 2013 - May 30, 2013

CLDP Hosts MENA Regional Conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement

CLDP organized a regional conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement in Casablanca, Morocco in May 2013. CLDP worked with key government-procurement officials from Algeria, Libya, Morocco,and Tunisia to assist in the development of regulations and practices that contribute to transparent and efficient government-procurement systems.

May 27, 2013 - May 28, 2013

Intellectual Property Rights Training

In an effort to harmonize and develop consistency in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in the Arabian Peninsula, CLDP, in cooperation with the Qatar Ministry of Justice, organized a US and local intellectual property rights legal training workshop to train patent examiners in Doha, Qatar regarding best practices in intellectual property rights (IPR) protection.

May 20, 2013 - May 22, 2013

MENA Regional Conference on Standards Development and Regulatory Best Practices

 On May 20-22, CLDP, in cooperation with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and the Gulf Standards Organization organized a regional conference on standards development and regulatory best practices in Casablanca, Morocco.

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.

November 15, 2011 - November 23, 2011

Modernizing Iraq’s Hydrocarbons Sector: CLDP Leading USG Inter-Agency Initiative

In 2010, the Government of Iraq formed a Joint Technical Committee comprised of measurement experts from the Ministry of Oil ( MoO) and the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) to rebuild a comprehensive oil and gas metering and calibration system, critical to measurement and control over Iraq’s natural resources and transparent accounting for oil revenues. The Joint Committee identified three primary needs in modernizing this system: standards development and implementation, the procurement of metering, calibration, and traceability equipment, and staff training.  Commerce (CLDP/ FCS) in close coordination with State and DOI organized consultations in the U.S. for Iraqi measurement experts and decision makers.