Trade

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

Central America: Workshop on Best Practices in Public Consultation

From October 23-24, in coordination with the International Trade Administration, CLDP will conduct a workshop on best practices in public consultation for representatives of the governments of El Salvador and Honduras in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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.

April 1, 2018

Tunisia: Handicraft Export Guide

In late April 2018, produced Handicraft Export Guide which aims to facilitate the export of Tunisian handicrafts to the U.S. The guide focuses on the technical aspects of handicraft export, including meeting the expectations of the U.S. market, contractual agreements, export standards, shipping, and payment techniques. A copy of the French-language guidebook is available on this site in PDF.

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March 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Delegation of Afghanistan visited CLDP

On March 10-15, CLDP hosted a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) in Washington, DC. 

February 25, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Sri Lankan Vis Moot and Trade Law Moot

On February 25-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), held a preparatory training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to prepare Sri Lankan and Afghan university students to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) and the ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot).