Trade

November 8, 2016 - November 10, 2016

CLDP Supports MEDT Delegation to the Agriculture WTO Committee Meeting in Geneva

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Agriculture Committee Meeting that took place on November 9-10, 2016 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva.

October 17, 2016 - October 20, 2016

CLDP to Support MEDT GPA Committee Delegation to Geneva

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the US Embassy Kyiv, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Committee Meeting to take place on October 17-20, 2016 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva. The GOU delegation consisted of two Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine officials. They attended the GPA Committee meeting and participated in bilateral negotiations with the U.S. and other delegations.

October 5, 2016 - October 11, 2016

CLDP Builds Capacity at the Ministry of Trade's Trade Policy Office (Phase III:US Consultations)

On October 5-11, 2016, representatives from the Trade Policy Office (TPO) of Iraq's Ministry of Trade visited Washington, D.C. for consultations on trade policy analysis and trade facilitation.  The visit constituted the third stage of a cooperation program designed and led by CLDP,  conducted with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. 

As Iraq is opening its economy and wants to enter into trade agreements, the purpose of the program is to build capacity at Iraq's Trade Policy Office (TPO). 

In Washington, D. C., the TPO delegates met with experts from different Commerce bureaus (International Trade Administration, Census bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis) as well as with experts from the Office of the US Trade Representative, the International Trade Commission, US Customs Border Protection, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

During these meetings, the focus was on  trade policy theory and analysis, on data collection, as well as on methods to reduce non-tariff barriers to trade and to facilitate trade through customs reforms.

As a result of the consultations, the TPO officials have a better understanding of liberalized economic trade theory and of the connection between trade and investment, regional integration, and economic diversification.  

They also acquired access to new web-based tools and international databases, and will be adopting new trade policy analysis methods.  

As a result of the consultations, the TPO officials have committed to streamlining legalization processes for certificates of origin required by Iraq, a persistent trade barrier, and to identifying, categorizing, and reporting all of Iraq’s non-tariff measures to the ITC.

September 28, 2016 - September 30, 2016

MEDT Delegation to Attend Trade Policy Review Committee Meetings in Geneva

CLDP supported Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) delegation to attend Trade Policy Review (TPR) Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

June 7, 2016 - June 8, 2016

CLDP Supports MEDT Delegation to the Agriculture WTO Committee Meeting in Geneva

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Agriculture Committee Meeting to take place on June 7-8, 2016 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva. The GOU delegation consisted of one Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and one Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine officials. They attended the AG Committee meeting and participate in bilateral negotiations with the U.S. and other delegations.

May 23, 2016 - May 24, 2016

The Role of the High Council of Justice and Specialized Courts in the Reform of the Judicial System of Ukraine

On May 23-24, 2016, CLDP, in coordination with the High Council of Justice of Ukraine (HCJ), High Commercial Court of Ukraine, and the High Administrative Court of Ukraine, conducted a workshop entitled “The Role of the High Council of Justice and Specialized Courts in the Reform of the Judicial System of Ukraine.”  The workshop allowed the first opportunity for the Ukrainian Judiciary to come together with its different organs, including the HCJ, Commercial Courts, Administrative Courts, the National School of Judges, the Council of Judges, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, et al., to discuss the issues surrounding the fair, effective, and efficient functioning of the judiciary.

May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Gulf: CLDP Leads Regional SME Development and Entrepreneurship Workshop

On May 10-13, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP led a regional workshop for Bahraini and Kuwaiti officials , NGOs and private sector representatives, academics, and entrepreneurs on how to improve the environment for doing business in each country and encourage private sector growth by fostering SME development and entrepreneurship.

April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016

US Consultations on Improving the Business Environment in Morocco

CLDP and the World Bank co-sponsored US Consultations for Improving the Business Environment in Morocco from April 25-29, 2016.

April 20, 2016 - April 21, 2016

Workshop on Authorized Economic Operators

CLDP, in cooperation with State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and private sector hosted Workshop on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO). The workshop took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 20-21, 2016.

April 18, 2016 - April 19, 2016

Trade Facilitation Workshop on Risk Assessment and Post Clearance Audit

CLDP, in cooperation with State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and private sector hosted Workshop on Risk Assessment and Post Clearance Audit. The workshop took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 18-19, 2016