U.S./Malaysia/Pakistan Cooperation to Develop Trade Potential

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

On August 22-26, 2016, CLDP and the International Trade Administration (ITA) collaborated with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to hold a consultation for senior officials from the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue and the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce in Putrajaya, Malaysia on customs reforms and procedures to enhance trade.

 Last year, Pakistan became the first country in South Asia to ratify the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).  Reforms under this agreement will improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allowing countries to develop more fully their export potential and to advance investment opportunities.  The week-long exchange, sponsored in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), featured discussion of issues key to reducing transaction costs and promoting export-led growth in Pakistan, including risk management, advance rulings, valuation and classification, and customs appeals. The consultation is the second phase in a series of programs conducted by CLDP and ITA in partnership with the Government of Pakistan under the TFA.

CLDP in Action

October 14, 2017

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

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