Sri Lankan Vis Moot and Trade Law Moot

February 25, 2018 - February 27, 2018

On February 25-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), held a preparatory training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to prepare Sri Lankan and Afghan university students to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) and the ELSA WTO Trade Law Moot (Trade Law Moot). The Vis Moot is held annually in March in Hong Kong and Vienna. The WTO Moot will be held in April in Thailand. The training worked with the Sri Lanka Law College Trade Law Team, Sri Lanka Law College Vis Moot Team, APIIT Vis Moot Team and Afghanistan’s Dunia University Trade Law Team. The training focused on written and oral advocacy skills, along with trade law, commercial law, and commercial arbitration. 

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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