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

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

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.

Over the course of the week, Afghanistan officials became familiar with U.S. and Sri Lankan approaches to commercial diplomacy, basic WTO disciplines, trade promotion and market access strategies, business export readiness assessments, bilateral and regional trade agreements, methods for navigating trade concerns, and strategies for developing relationships with foreign firms and encouraging foreign direct investment.

The workshop was held as part of a series of programs to build capacity in the MoIC to help grow trade relationships, foster regional integration, and implement Afghanistan's WTO trade commitments.

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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