Standards

November 12, 2015 - November 17, 2015

3rd Meeting of the Afghanistan-Central Asia Working Group on Standards

CLDP will help organize a third Meeting of the Afghanistan-Central Asia Working Group on Standards in Washington, D.C. on November 12-13, 2015 and November 16-17, 2015. The program will focus on energy efficiency and will include presentations on the national priorities of each respective country, a discussion with U.S. companies and Standards Developers interested in investment within the region, and site visits to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

November 4, 2015 - November 6, 2015

CLDP Supports the Meeting of Central Asia-Afghanistan SPS Working Group

CLDP will organize the meetings of the SPS Working Group in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in November 2015. Thirty participants will include customs officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

August 18, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Iraq: Workshop on Technical Regulations and Standardization for International Trade

At the request of the Iraqi government, CLDP will organize a workshop in Istanbul for Iraqi officials on technical regulations and standards for international trade. 

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Pakistan: UN Competition Policy Program

Officials from the Competition Commission of Pakistan and CLDP participated in the Seventh United Nations Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 6 - 10, 2015.

June 10, 2015 - June 12, 2015

Central Asia-Afghanistan Working Groups on Customs, Standards, and SPS Measures in Astana, Kazakhstan

On June 10-12, 2015, in Astana, Kazakhstan, CLDP lead the meeting and workshop of the Afghanistan/Central Asia regional Customs, Standards, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Working Groups, to support the goals of the U.S. inter-agency New Silk Road (NSR) initiative and the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).

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.