Areas of Expertise

November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020

Guatemala: Strengthening Regional Trade Through Improved Public Consultation

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.

November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020

El Salvador: U.S. Professional Development Opportunity for Salvadoran Textiles Experts

CLDP, in collaboration with USTR, will host 20 Salvadoran textiles experts on a Professional Development Opportunity led by 11 U.S. industry experts in St. Louis, MO; Columbia, MO; New York City, NY; and Washington, DC. The 20 Salvadoran participants will travel to one of the U.S. cities where the U.S. experts will engage them in consultations, job-shadowing, and capacity visits to textiles businesses and factories. Six Salvadoran experts will visit St. Louis and Columbia to consult with experts in innovation and supply chain management while four Salvadoran experts in New York City and four in Washington, DC, receive training on effective marketing strategies and the textiles and apparel provisions of the CAFTA-DR, respectively. Throughout the program, CLDP and USTR have focused programmatic efforts on the four identified areas of focus to increase the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textiles industry by increasing human capacity. To conclude the professional development opportunity, harmonize the material presented in the four areas of focus, and encourage the Salvadoran group to work together upon their return, all 20 Salvadoran participants will meet in St. Louis on for a Business Development course and final review and reflection with experts in all four areas. After the trainings, the 20 Salvadoran participants will return to El Salvador as a source of reference for their private sector and government colleagues of the textile industry.

November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020

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

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.

November 2, 2020 - November 3, 2020

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

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 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Georgia - CLDP to Hold Judicial Capacity Building Workshop on Competition Law

CLDP to host a Judicial Capacity Building Workshop on Competition Law in Tbilisi, Georiga on June 20-21, 2020. 

May 1, 2020

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

CLDP recorded the first of a series of webinars for Moldovan officials responsible for the development of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. 

May 1, 2020

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

CLDP recorded the first of a series of webinars for Moldovan officials responsible for the development of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.