The Middle East & North Africa

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

CLDP to Lead Workshop on Customs Procedures for Handicraft Exports

CLDP will co-host a Workshop on Customs Procedures for Facilitating the Export of Handicrafts in Rabat, Morocco from May 16-17, 2017 in coordination with Morocco's Maison de l'Artisan. 

May 14, 2017 - May 16, 2017

Gulf SCCA and KCCI Arbitration Clause Drafting Programs

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to improve contract enforcement via alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms in the Arabian Peninsula.  In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, CLDP will conducted a series of programs in order to assist in the growth and effectiveness of the ADR centers in these country.

May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

CLDP to assist the Government of Iraq with Accession to the TIR Convention

The Government of Iraq (GoI) Council of Ministers Secretariat has advised the Iraqi Parliament to ratify the Convention on the International Transport of Good under Cover of TIR Carnets (the TIR Convention).  The TIR Convention, as described by the UNECE, “facilitates the movement of goods across as many borders as necessary with limited intervention by Customs authorities at intermediate borders. To this end, operators use a commonly accepted Customs transit document – the TIR Carnet – which also serves as a guarantee for the Customs duties and taxes.”  The United States is a party to the Convention, and has recently promulgated regulations to implement it.  If the GoI is to accede, the Convention will open up new opportunities in regional trade as well as U.S.-Iraq bilateral trade through international, intermodal transport routes. 

On May 2-4, in cooperation with the International Road Union (IRU)--the organization that administers the operation of the Convention—and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, CLDP will hold a National Conference in Erbil, Iraq, for public and private sector stakeholders.  The conference will assist the GoI in raising awareness as to the benefits of Iraq’s accession to the TIR Convention, and developing a National Action Plan for implementation of the Convention. 

April 30, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Iraq OTC Consultations

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to foster US-Iraq commercial ties, in that vein, CLDP in collaboration with the City of Houston and the US Department of State, will conduct a 6-day program, on April 30 - May 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas, for 10 government officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil who will attend the “Offshore Technology Conference”, in Houston, May 1-4, 2017.

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April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

CLDP to Sponsor Moroccan Delegation at Tunis Handicraft Expo

CLDP will sponsor a three-member Moroccan delegation to attend the Tunis Handicraft Expo from April 28-30, 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia.

April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017

Workshop on Tech Transfer and Innovation in Algeria

From April 26-27 in Algiers, CLDP, in close cooperation US Embassy Algiers and Algeria's National Agency for Research Commercialization and Technological Development (ANVREDET), will organize a Workshop on Promoting Innovation Ecosystems through Technology Transfer in Algeria.

April 24, 2017 - April 27, 2017

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop to Support Specialized Business Courts II

CLDP seeks to organize, in Tunis, the second phase of a multiphase regional program on best practices in administering competent and efficient commercial courts on April 17-20, 2017. The goals of the workshop are to help build the capacities of judges to become specialized in adjudicating complex commercial disputes and to help court administrators incorporate modern technology in court management systems.  

April 6, 2017 - April 13, 2017

CLDP to sponsor Middle East Law Schools to compete in the 24th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

On April 6-13,2017, CLDP sponsored three Middle East law schools: Iraqyia College of Law of Iraq, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and University of Jordan to participate in the 24th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, Austria.