Asia & South Asia

July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

WTO ITTC Training Workshop for Market Access Development

On July 1-5, 2019, CLDP will sponsor the travel of 6 officials from the Government of Afghanistan to attend a World Trade Organization (WTO) trade policy workshop at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in Vienna, Austria to develop methodologies for resolving market access and trade facilitation issues.  Attendees will discuss market access strategies in support of Afghanistan’s export-led economic growth initiatives and the promotion of cross-border trade with its regional partners.  Afghanistan’s participation in the JVI workshop is facilitated with the assistance of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC).

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Afghanistan Training Manual Workshop

On June 24-28, 2019, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will hold the Training Manual Workshop - Part II.  It is a follow up to the Training Manual Workshop - Part I session held in Kabul on December 16-18, 2018.

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Afghanistan: Customs and Trade Facilitation Workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department

On June 17-20, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP will partner with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Georgia Revenue Service (GRS) to deliver a customs and trade facilitation workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department.  The workshop will continue CLDP’s support of Afghanistan Customs’ modernization initiatives, which have helped increase the transparency and predictability of Customs operations in Afghanistan—a key component of fostering a better business environment in Afghanistan for trade and investment.

The June 2019 workshop will build on previous CLDP and WCO-facilitated Customs exchanges between Afghanistan and Georgia; and the program will focus on Afghanistan’s continued implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA), as well as Afghanistan’s overlapping efforts to accede to the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) for the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures.  In addition to transparency and Customs integrity topics, program participants will work during the 4-day exchange to identify regulatory frameworks for risk-based customs targeting, audit, and trusted trades programs. 

For information about CLDP and the WCO’s previous Customs exchanges between the Afghanistan Customs Department and the Georgia Revenue Service, please see “Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO.”

June 15, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Afghanistan e-Governance Assessment and Strategy Workshop in Estonia June 2019

CLDP will sponsor an e-Governance Assessment and Strategy workshop for Afghanistan to take place in Tallinn, Estonia on June 15-21, 2019. The program will consist of a 7-day workshop for 28 attendees (20 Afghan participants, 3 international experts, 3 local experts, and 2 CLDP staff).

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary Measures

CLDP will host a Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary Measures in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 13-15, 2019.

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Indo-Pacific - Public-Private Partnership Consultations

On May 13-17, CLDP will organize a Public-Private Partnership consultations on the margins of the P3 Connect Conference for official government representatives from Sri Lanka and the Maldives in Denver, Colorado. 

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) Study Tour

On May 13-17, 2019, CLDP will hold a week-long study tour for government representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Afghanistan: CLDP to Conduct Insolvency Law Implementation Workshop II

On April 28-30, 2019, CLDP will conduct the second of a series of workshops focusing on the requirements of the recently enacted Insolvency law.  

April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Insolvency Law Workshop in Kabul

CLDP, will host a three-day Insolvency Law workshop at the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 28-30, 2019. 

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

South Asia: CLDP to Host Regional Consultations On Developing a Competitive Cross-Border Market

On April 25 and 26, CLDP in partnership with SARI-E, will host participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to discuss the development of governance structures for a regional market.