Pakistan

December 3, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP conducts IP Judicial Workshop Phase III

From December 3-7, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted a week-long workshop on intellectual property (IP) for Pakistan judges and a Director of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).  This workshop was the capstone training session in a series of progressively more difficult programs for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and District & Sessions judges selected by the High Courts as likely to be appointed to IP Tribunals in the near future. The judges interacted with U.S. (e.g., USPTO, DOJ, judges, private lawyers) and Pakistani (e.g., private legal practitioners) experts in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent law, including civil and criminal prosecution and deterrent sentencing.  The workshop was a mix of subject matter lectures, case studies, and a visit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, representatives of U.S. industry and an economist met with the judges to discuss the benefits and challenges of enforcing intellectual property rights locally, nationally, regionally, and worldwide.  This series of workshops builds on earlier CLDP, USPTO, CLEIP, and IPO programs focusing on IP rights in Pakistan.

October 29, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP Leads Study Tour on National Single Window in South Korea

On October 29-November 1, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with the Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (a private sector implementer for USAID), the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Korean Customs Service, led a delegation of officials from the Pakistan Customs Service, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform, and other stakeholder agencies on a study tour to Daejeon and Seoul, South Korea. Pakistan recently passed legislation regarding its single window, a required element under the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, and has been developing its platform. The study tour focused on the three different Korean single window projects run by different ministries, the inter-agency process to harmonize data required for clearances, and port community systems. The study tour provided non-customs agencies with better insight into the advantages of single window and helped the Pakistan Customs software engineers understand how to build an inter-agency and user-friendly platform. Following this study tour, CLDP will work with USAID to determine next steps, including a possible U.S. port visit.

October 16, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Pakistan Financial Inclusion Workshop

On October 16 and 18, CLDP conducted two one-day programs in Islamabad and Karachi, respectively, on legal and technical issues that affect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their inclusion in financial systems. These were organized in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and the U.S. Consulate in Karachi Pakistan.  

September 18, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Afghanistan and Pakistan TIR Convention

On September 18-21, 2018, officials of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) and the Government of Pakistan (GoP) joined CLDP and the IRU in Istanbul, Turkey for training on implementation of the TIR Convention.  

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September 16, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Workshop on Good Regulatory Practice and the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements

On September 16-21, in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC), CLDP held a Joint Workshop for officials from the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Good Regulatory Practice and the WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).  

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Pakistan: Upstream Regulator Workshop

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

December 17, 2017 - December 21, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Participation at Internet Governance Forum

From December 17-21, 2017, CLDP sponsored the participation of representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tunisia to attend the annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Pakistan: CLDP Conducts IP Judicial Workshop

On December 4-5, CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan, held an intellectual property workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and select District and Session Court judges identified as likely to be assigned to IP Tribunals in the near future.

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.