Areas of Expertise

June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020

El Salvador: Optimizing Operations Through Intergovernmental Cooperation and Centrally-Published Information

On June 24-25, CLDP, in collaboration with ITA, CBP, and USDA, will conduct a trade facilitation workshop on optimizing operations through intergovernmental cooperation and centrally-published information for Salvadoran government officials and private sector representatives in San Salvador, El Salvador. Assessment trips conducted by CLDP have identified Article 1 and Article 8 of the TFA as necessary provisions for the Salvadoran government to deliver their notification of readiness to the WTO. This workshop is one of a series of workshops that target regional trade facilitation in Central America and is vital in helping El Salvador meet WTO TFA requirements.

June 22, 2020 - June 23, 2020

El Salvador: CLDP Leads Workshop on Textiles Industry Business Resources and Planning

On June 22-23, in San Salvador, CLDP, in collaboration with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will host private textile industry representatives to present their Capstone Proposals to a U.S. delegation of textiles experts. These proposals summarize the technical capabilities and goals of the indivudal businesses, the delegation of experts will provide personalized feedback for enhancing the businesses' operations and developing strategies to fulfill the businesses' goals. Moreover, the proposals acted as the Salvdoran industry representatives' application for a mentorship visit to the U.S. where selected finalists collaborate with the U.S. experts in marketing, supply chain management, innovation, or CAFTA-DR textiles provisions. Participants of the mentorship program in the U.S. return to El Salvador as experts in their respective field to mentor their colleagues and create a source of institutional knowledge in the country. This program is part of a three-year project that aims to develop the textile industry in El Salvador by increasing human and institutional capacity. 

June 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

Guatemala: Strengthening Regional Trade Through Improved Public Consultation

On June 4-5, 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with ITA, CBP, and USDA, will conduct a regional trade facilitation workshop on public consultation for Guatemalan government and private sector representatives. Government officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras will also participate in the workshop to encourage regional integration. The Guatemalan government can improve the transparency and effectiveness of the regulatory process through  transparent and consistent public consultation processes. Uniform public consultation mechanisms across Guatemalan trade ministries will attract investment, stimulate economic growth, and improve prosperity through increased trade across Central America.

May 11, 2020 - May 13, 2020

Moldova: Transparency and Good Regulatory Practice in the Development and Implementation of SPS Measures

CLDP, in coordination with experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration will conduct a workshop on transparency and good regulatory practice in the development and implementation of sanitary and phyto-sanitary rules and regulations. 

May 11, 2020 - May 13, 2020

Moldova: Transparency and Good Regulatory Practice in the Development and Implementation of SPS Measures

CLDP, in coordination with experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration will conduct a workshop on transparency and good regulatory practice in the development and implementation of sanitary and phyto-sanitary rules and regulations. 

April 21, 2020 - April 22, 2020

Guatemala: Workshop on Public Consultation and Interagency Coordination

On April 21-22, 2020, CLDP, in coordination with the International Trade Administration, will conduct a workshop on public consultation and interagency coordination for up to 100 government officials in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020

ITAN Project Finance Consultations

On April 21-23, 2020 in Sydney, Australia,  CLDP will hold a week-long consultation for participants from the Ministries of Finance and relevant line ministries from South Asian countries to discuss best practices in project finance