Trade

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.

October 19, 2015 - October 23, 2015

Iraq Trade Policy Analysis Workshop

CLDP, in close coordination with the Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis (OTNA) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR), will hold a workshop in Washington, DC, on October 19-23, 2015 for eleven Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Trade to build capacity in Iraq’s Trade Policy Office (TPO).

September 30, 2015 - October 2, 2015

Trade Facilitation Workshop in 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, will conduct 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.

September 9, 2015 - September 15, 2015

U.S. Based Consultations on WTO Trade Remedies-AD/CVD and Safeguards

CLDP, in cooperation with the Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance Division (ITA) and the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), will hold a week long U.S. Based Consultations on WTO Trade Remedies-AD/CVD and Safeguards, for eight Ukrainian officials from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT).

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.

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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.