Trade

February 11, 2019 - February 12, 2019

El Salvador: Workshop on Suppy Chain Management

On February 11-12, 2019, CLDP will conduct a workhsop on supply chain management for approximately 60 Salvadoran government officials and representatives of the Salvadoran textile industry.

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 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 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: CLDP Joins TIFA Council to Launch Two New Working Groups

CLDP Attorney Michael Cofield participated in the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement annual meetings on October 15-16, 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018

Qatar: CLDP Leads Workshop on Framework Agreements and Electronic Procurement

On September 18-19, in Doha, CLDP held its second workshop to support the Qatar Ministry of Finance Office of Procurement Regulation’s initiative to develop new procurement laws and regulations to support broader transparency, efficiency, and harmonized standards in Qatar.  Over the past decade, Qatar has initiated several large infrastructure and development projects and will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which has required it to reform its commercial legal framework.  CLDP's workshop supported the newly formed working group of key ministries, agencies, and stakeholders that will develop the government procurement regime. Expert-advisors for the program included U.S. officials from the General Services Administration (GSA) and a World Bank procurement consultant.  GSA experts discussed best practices to develop and create framework agreements for commercial commodities and services, primarily focusing on pre-qualification evaluation and cost analysis from using such agreements.  Several sessions also reviewed international standards for standardized electronic procurement, with a key emphasis on e-advertising platforms. The workshop is part of a series of programs on procurement best practices in Qatar, which will help level the playing field for domestic and U.S. companies bidding on government contracts.

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. 

April 26, 2018 - May 2, 2018

Tunisia: CLDP Sponsors Activities to Promote the Export of Tunisian Handicrafts

On April 27, CLDP participated in the launch of its recently produced Handicraft Export Guide whose aim is to facilitate the export of Tunisian handicrafts to the U.S. The same week, CLDP also led a group of three U.S. private sector experts to Tunisia’s annual handicraft expo, which included 1200 artisans, to provide constructive feedback on improving the export readiness of Tunisia’s artisan population.