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.

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CLDP in Action

December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018

On December 5-7, CLDP facilitated a workshop on procurement in Chisinau, Moldova. CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA), the Ministry of Finance of Moldova, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT), and the U.S. Embassy in Moldova.

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