Who We Serve

Both the U.S. and foreign countries benefit from CLDP’s technical assistance programs and consultative services, which help to create legal reforms that encourage and promote international trade. U.S. businesses benefit from growing overseas markets that have transparent legal systems and fair regulations. In this way, CLDP’s work to help countries increase compliance with international and bilateral trade obligations levels the playing field for U.S. businesses to compete. Likewise, CLDP has worked with more than 50 foreign governments over the years, organizing seminars, workshops and consultative services that foster an atmosphere of cooperation and build stronger trade and economic partnerships among our countries. When striving to improve the climate for business around the world, CLDP coordinates with many other U.S. federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State and the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the funding and implementation of programs. Similarly, CLDP’s unique government-to-government assistance is complemented by the specific technical expertise of other federal departments and the federal court system, among others.

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Upcoming Programs

October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
October 22, 2018 - October 27, 2018

CLDP in Action

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.