First Regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018
Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries
Customs officials from Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

From July 24-26, 2018, CLDP, in collaboration with Customs Committees of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro organized the first regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Podgorica, Montenegro. The workshop aimed at harmonizing customs procedures in the Balkans through WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement Framework.  The workshop included presenters and experts from the World Customs Organization (WCO), US Customs and Border Protection, and the National Revenue Administration.  Topics covered include: Trade Facilitation: Role in Integrated Border Management, Developing Optimal Supply Chains, Single Window Mechanics and Cross Border Trade Facilitation, Free Trade Agreements, Advance Rulings, and Paperwork Required at the Border, and Known Trader Systems-How to Expedite Trade Facilitation at the Border, in addition to several other related topics. This workshop is the first in a series of programs on coordinated border management, which will harmonize customs procedures in the Balkans.  

 

Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries
Group Activity

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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