Trade

July 19, 2006

Support to the Stability Pact Trade Working Group (SPTWG) Meeting

CLDP continued to provide ongoing assistance to the Stability Pact Trade Working Group (SPTWG) by sponsoring the attendance of the Trade Working Group (TWG) representatives to a two-day meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

June 19, 2006 - June 22, 2006

Workshop on the Coordination of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures and Working Group Meetings III

CLDP convened a four-day meeting for the members of the Food Safety, Animal Health, and Plant Health working groups.

May 29, 2006 - June 1, 2006

Inter-Ministerial Coordination and WTO Obligations: Bosnia WTO Accession Narrow Team to Lithuania

During the week of May 29 - June 2, 2006, CLDP coordinated a three - day consultative visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy in Vilnius, Lithuania for the eight-member Narrow Team.

February 14, 2006 - February 15, 2006

Support to the Stability Pact Trade Working Group (SPTWG) Meeting

CLDP continued to provide ongoing assistance to the Stability Pact Trade Working Group (SPTWG) by sponsoring the attendance of the Trade Working Group (TWG) representatives to a two-day meeting in Berlin, Germany.

December 3, 2005 - December 4, 2005

Support for Moldova to attend the Stability Pact Trade Working Group (SPTWG) Meeting in London, England

CLDP advocated and sponsored the attendance of Moldova’s Trade Working Group (TWG) representatives to the London SPTWG meeting. The meeting discussed and determined the method of a single Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that the TWG will recommend to the Stability Pact Trade Ministers. It is hoped that the Ministers will mandate the TWG to prepare such an agreement for signature in 2006 and implementation in 2007.

October 24, 2005 - October 26, 2005

SEI - Customs Coordination and Trade Facilitation Workshop (Customs V)

Customs officials from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbian and Montenegro, and UNMIK/Kosov (as observers) attended the fifth in a series of CLDP customs workshops desigend to achieve enhanced communication, cooperation, and coordination amongst the regions customs agencies.

September 29, 2005 - September 30, 2005

SEI - Stability Pact Trade Working Group Meeting

CLDP sponsored the attendance of 17 Trade Working Group members from several countries in the region to the meeting in Antalya, Turkey.

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September 2, 2005 - September 6, 2005

Russia - Regional Workshops Promote the Benefits of WTO Accession

CLDP continued to conduct the Summer 2005 campaign of regional conferences dealing with WTO accession and to encourage public dialogue about the issue in Russia.

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October 18, 2004 - October 22, 2004

WTO Notifications Drafting Workshop

CLDP Program Manager Nnamdi Ezera and CLDP WTO Advisor Stephen Creskoff worked with the Moldovan Ministry of Economy’s WTO Office in Chisinau, Moldova, to conduct a workshop to draft WTO notifications.

September 20, 2004 - September 22, 2004

Economic Modeling: Tools for a Liberalized Trade Policy in Albania

CLDP advisors from the U.S. International Trade Commissionconducted a one-week workshop in Tirana on econometric models to provide participants with various models and the ability to analyze economic data to enable the Government of Albania to make policy decisions and further their implementation of WTO policy.