Europe

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 12, 2005 - December 14, 2005

Interim Animal Health, Plant Health, and Food Safety Working Group Meetings in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

CLDP has established a series of workshops for the Stability Pact countries, in order to enhance their understanding and implementation of the principles and measures of the SPS Agreement, and improve their coordination of implementation procedures, as well as responses to common threats.

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.

November 7, 2005 - November 11, 2005

SDIP Appellate Proceedings Workshop

CLDP conducted a program for Ukrainian intellectual property officials. The program, entitled "U.S. Consultations on Intellectual Property Appellate Proceedings: Ukraine State Department of Intellectual Property (SDIP)" sought to acquaint Ukrainian intellectual property officials with the substantive and administrative principles and processes of intellectual property appellate proceedings."

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.

October 17, 2005 - October 20, 2005

Russian and Ukraine - Border Enforcement Officials Workshop

As part of CLDP's ongoing support of Russia and Ukraine's efforts to make the protection of intellectual property rights under their Commercial Codes more compliant with the TRIPS Agreement, CLDP conducted a five-day workshop for Russian and Ukrainian border enforcement officials nominated by the Russian and Ukrainian State Customs Services.

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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