Asia & South Asia

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Afghanistan/U.S./Sri Lanka Cooperation For Commercial Diplomacy and Internationale Trade

From May 7-11, CLDP conducted a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka for newly-appointed Afghanistan Commercial Attachés.  The program featured presentations and interactive discussions with experts from the US and Sri Lankan Commercial Services, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat, the International Senior Lawyers Project, and former International Trade Centre staff.

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

South Asia: CLDP Leads Study Tour on Competitive Power Market

From May 7-11, in coordination with the South Africa Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office, CLDP led a study tour for delegates from five South Asian countries to Johannesburg and Pretoria to learn about South Africa’s competitive power market and cross-border energy trading in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Afghanistan Government Procurement Agreement and Procurement Dispute Settlement Workshop

From May 7-11, CLDP and USAID, together with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), held a workshop in Colombo, Sir Lanka for a group of government procurement specialists from Afghanistan, including the Director General of the National Procurement Authority of Afghanistan (NPA).  

May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Workshop on WTO Notification Requirements for Afghanistan

On May 3-4, CLDP held a joint workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Afghanistan Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) on drafting of WTO Notifications. In July 2016, Afghanistan became the 164th member of the WTO.  As a part of its WTO accession package, Afghanistan agreed to meet the transparency provisions of the WTO multilateral agreements, as well as to notify when it has implemented specific commitments. 

May 1, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Afghanistan: Internet Governance Multi-Stakeholder Forum in Kabul

From May 1-3, 2018, CLDP supported Afghanistan’s second national “Internet Governance Forum,” a multistakeholder event on a host of issues related to the Internet and broadband development.

April 21, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Afghanistan: Customs Integrity and TRIPS Workshops

On the week of April 22, CLDP, along with partners WCO and USPTO, conducted two workshops for officials from Afghanistan's Customs Department, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Afghan judiciary. 

April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018

South Asia Regional Land Acquisition Forum

On April 16-18, CLDP conducted a land acquisition program for stakeholders from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka that play a role in acquiring land for public projects.

April 2, 2018 - April 9, 2018

ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot Bangkok, Thailand

On April 2-9, CLDP sponsored Afghan law students from Dunia University and Sri Lankan law students from the Sri Lanka Law College to participate in the ELSA WTO Regional Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot) in Bangkok, Thailand. 

March 14, 2018 - March 16, 2018

CLDP Facilitates Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert-Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

CLDP organized 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. 

March 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Delegation of Afghanistan visited CLDP

On March 10-15, CLDP hosted a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) in Washington, DC.