Vietnam: CLDP Conducts Regional Workshop on Cross Border Management

September 12, 2016 - September 16, 2016
LMI Cross Border Management in Ho Chi Minh City

On September 12-16, CLDP conducted a week-long regional workshop on Cross Border Management in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with the General Department of Vietnam Customs and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The workshop was funded by the State Department through the Lower Mekong Initiative and included participants from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The workshop focused on trade facilitation, cross-border management, supply chains and coordination between countries in the region in order to improve transparency and efficiency of trade. The program also focused on designing a comprehensive training program for customs and border officials to improve accountability. Improving efficiency and transparency is a priority in the region for compliance with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Experts from ITA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the World Customs Organization joined the workshop. CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner provided opening remarks for the workshop that included a site visit to Intel where the group learned more about how the best companies interact with customs services to meet their business needs.

Upcoming Programs

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The workshop was held at the WTO Secretariat on the margins of the meetings of the Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).   At the workshop, the Afghan officials discussed with U.S. and WTO experts the procedural and substantive requirements of the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements, and methods for effective engagement in SPS and TBT Committees.  WTO experts also presented on the online tools made available to WTO members by the Secretariat to facilitate timely notifications. 

Following the workshops, the Afghan officials participated in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, ensuring that Afghanistan has a more active role on issues critical to Afghanistan's trade sector, and provides answers to questions posed by SPS Committee members. 

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

CLDP in Action

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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