Trade

April 29, 2019

El Salvador: Workshop on Suppy Chain Management

On April 29, 2019, CLDP will conduct a workhsop on supply chain management for approximately 60 Salvadoran government officials and representatives of the Salvadoran textile industry.

March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Honduras: Workshop on Public Consultation

On March 21-22, 2019, CLDP and ITA will conduct a two-day workshop on public consultation best practices for approximately 100 representatives of Honduran trade ministries responsible for citizen participation in addition to representatives from academia and the private sector.

March 17, 2019 - March 20, 2019

CLDP to Sponsor Algerian and Tunisian Delegations to Franchise Expo Paris

On March 17-20, 2019, CLDP will sponsor delegations of franchising stakeholders from Algeria and Tunisia, including government officials and private-sector executives, to attend a workshop and visit an expo focused on international franchising in Paris, France.

March 13, 2019 - March 15, 2019

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 March 13-15 in Kyiv, entitled WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues.

February 19, 2019

Uzbekistan: CLDP Hears from Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. on Development Potential in Uzbekistan

On February 19, CLDP participated in a networking luncheon, hosted by the Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, to hear from Uzbekistan’s ambassador to the U.S. about Uzbekistan’s commitment to reform and openness. 

December 11, 2018 - December 12, 2018

Guatemala: U.S. Consultations on Trade Facilitation

On December 11-12, 2018, in Washington, DC, CLDP & ITA hosted a Guatemalan delegation from the Ministries of Economy, Customs, Health, and Agriculture, for a two-day technical exchange on optimizing operations through intergovernmental cooperation and centrally-published information.

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.