Tashkent, Uzbekistan: CLDP Joins TIFA Council to Launch Two New Working Groups

October 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018

CLDP Attorney Michael Cofield participated in the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement annual meetings on October 15-16, 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On Monday, October 15, CLDP briefed the TIFA-level Working Groups on the work and results of the CLDP-facilitated Expert Level Working Groups on customs issues, standards, and sanitary/phytosanitary measures. The briefing focused on the Groups' ongoing implementation of the recommendations received at the 2017 annual meetings. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, CLDP joined the TIFA Council, consisting of officials from the United States, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, with Afghanistan and Pakistan as observers, in formally launching a Regional Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and an Entrepreneurial Level Working Group on Women's Economic Empowerment. Strengthening intellectual property protections in Central Asia will significantly improve the business climate in the region decreasing risks for foreign investors and trading partners and encouraging and safeguarding domestic innovation. As it has in other regions of the world, CLDP's experience in facilitating women's economic empowerment will lead to greater prosperity, broader market access, and economic diversification. 

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2019 - December 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 - August 22, 2019

CLDP will conduct Phase I of a Customs Valuation Workshop in Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt.

CLDP in Action

August 5, 2019 - August 8, 2019

On August 5-8, 2019, CLDP supported the participation of a delegate from the State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Krygyz Republic, and the Kazakh Patent Agency in a Trademarks IP Office Administration training, hosted by the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. 

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