July 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015

Iraq: CLDP and Iraq's National Investment Commission to Publish an Investment Contract Drafting Guidebook

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) and to Provincial Investment Commissions (PICs) in the areas of drafting and negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors.

June 9, 2015 - June 11, 2015

Trade Facilitation Workshop in Ukraine

On June 10-12, 2015, in Kyiv, Ukraine, CLDP, in collaboration with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, conducted a workshop on the Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) to support the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and other government officials. The workshop focused on the requirements and advantages of the TFA and on determining the capacity building efforts needed to implement the cross-border measures contained therein.

May 25, 2015 - May 28, 2015

CLDP Leads Training on Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution for Afghan National Procurement Authority

On May 25-28, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution in Tbilisi, Georgia for key officials from Afghanistan's National Procurement Authority (NPA) and procurement specialists from major procuring ministries.

May 4, 2015 - May 7, 2015

Iraq: CLDP Facilitates Signing of Basrah-Houston Sister City Agreement

CLDP hosted a high-level delegation of Iraqi officials for consultations in Houston, Texas and the signing of a Sister City Agreement between Houston and Basrah. The consultations and signing, held from May 4-7, included the Governor of Basrah, a delegation of federal and governorate officials, and private-sector representatives from Iraq as well as Mayor Annise Parker, city officials, and private-sector representatives from Houston.

April 20, 2015 - April 23, 2015

Afghanistan-Pakistan Businesswomen Conference in Islamabad

CLDP conducted a conference on April 20-23, 2015 in Islamabad, Pakistan for Afghan and Pakistani business women. International experts and participants discussed commercial contract drafting and negotiation, business financing, and regulatory issues in Afghanistan-Pakistan cross-border trade.

March 26, 2015

CLDP launches "Understanding Power Purchase Agreements" to South African Power Sector

On March 26th in Johannesburg, South Africa, CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner led a launch event to introduce the recently published "Understanding Power Purchase Agreements" handbook to the South African power sector.

February 24, 2015 - February 26, 2015

Tunisia Franchising Roadshow

CLDP, in close cooperation with the US Embassy in Tunis and the Tunisian Ministry of Commerce, led a Franchising Roadshow in Tunisia from February 24-26, 2015. 

February 23, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Iraq Workshop on Tools and Methods for Trade Policy Analysis

On February 23-27 2015, in cooperation with the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, CLDP organized a workshop on trade and market analysis for fourteen officials of the Iraq Ministry of Trade.