The Middle East & North Africa

September 26, 2016 - September 27, 2016

Workshops on Franchising in Tunisia

CLDP and AC Franchise organized two franchising workshops in Tunis, Tunisia on September 26 and 27, 2016. 

August 1, 2016 - August 3, 2016

Bahrain Legislative Drafting Workshop

On August 1-3 in Singapore, CLDP led a training on legislative drafting and legal research for the legal advisors of the Council of Representatives of Bahrain. U.S. experts from the Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service, and Senate Commerce Committee led training on assessing the budgetary and economic impact of legislation, drafting legislative memoranda and conference reports, and reconciling legislative differences between lower and upper house legislation.

June 14, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Iraq: CLDP Leads Workshop on Franchising

On June 14-18 in New York, CLDP, in cooperation with FCS, conducted a comprehensive franchise program for a 20-member delegation of prospective franchise investors from Georgia and Iraq.  The delegation engaged in interactive sessions lead by franchise experts and met with U.S. franchisors during a two-day workshop.

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May 31, 2016 - June 2, 2016

MENA Regional Program on Contract Enforcement

On May 31-June 2, CLDP led a six-country Middle East and North Africa regional workshop on contract enforcement best practices.

May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Arbitration Conference

On May 18 and 19, CLDP organized a conference for public and private sector lawyers in cooperation with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration on the importance of international arbitration in attracting trade and investment. 

May 17, 2016

CLDP and FCS Conduct Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultations with Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center

On May 17, CLDP and FCS Kuwait met with Dr. Anas Al-Tourah of the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Centre (KCAC) and representatives of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Kuwait City to discuss future cooperation to improve the legal environment in Kuwait for arbitration.

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.

May 9, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Tunisia Consultations on Public Procurement

CLDP held consultations on public procurement in Tunis from May 9-13, in cooperation with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Tunisia's High Authority for Public Procurement (HAICOP).