Kazakhstan

March 14, 2018 - March 16, 2018

Central Asia-Afghanistan Regional Expert Level Working Group on SPS

CLDP is organizing the Sixth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Regional Expert Level Working Group on SPS Issues to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 14-16, 2018. 

December 11, 2017 - December 13, 2017

CLDP Participates in the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Annual Meetings

CLDP Attorney Michael Cofield participated in the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement annual meetings on December 11-13, 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. On Monday, December 11, 2017, CLDP briefed the TIFA-level Working Groups on the work and results of the CLDP-facilitated Expert Level Working Groups on customs issues, standards, and sanitary/phytosanitary measures. 

October 16, 2017 - October 19, 2017

CLDP Facilitates Fifth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Customs Issues

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara organized the fifth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Customs for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan on October 16-19

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP Hosts Consultations for Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Standards in Washington D.C.

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

June 13, 2017 - June 15, 2017

CLDP Facilitates the Fifth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara organized the fifth meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, June 13-15, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

May 30, 2017 - June 2, 2017

CLDP Participates in International Trade and Transport Week in Odessa, Ukraine

On May 30-June 2, 2017, as a follow-on to CLDP’s Trans-Caspian Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Cross-Border Issues, Michael Cofield was invited to participate in the 16th Annual International Trade and Transport Week (ITTW) in Odessa, Ukraine and to present as part of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Seminar on Trade and Transport Facilitation.

April 4, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Trans-Caspian: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop on Trade Facilitation

On April 4-7, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Cross-Border Issues in Odessa, Ukraine for officials from Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Pakistan, and Ukraine.

February 20, 2017 - February 22, 2017

Forth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Regional Expert Level Working Group on Standards

The Fourth Meeting of the CLDP-facilitated Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Standards, February 20-22, 2017, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, featured the full attendance and participation of government officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016

CLDP Supports the Forth Meeting of the Central Asia/Afghanistan SPS Working Group

As part of CLDP’s effort to further serve the goals of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and the U.S. Government inter-agency New Silk Road Initiative, CLDP has undertaken to support and develop Central Asia-Afghanistan Working Groups on Customs, Standards, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures. Pursuant to this effort, CLDP facilitated the fourth meeting of the SPS Expert Level Central Asia-Afghanistan Working Group in Rome, Italy on June 21-23, 2016, in coordination with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) based in Rome, Italy. Participants included customs officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

January 27, 2016 - January 29, 2016

CLDP Supports the Meeting of Central Asia-Afghanistan Customs Working Group

CLDP helped organize Meeting of the Customs Working Group in Turkey, Istanbul for customs officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.