Commerce

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: 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. 

September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Sri Lanka Public-Private Partnership Contracts Workshop

On September 16-17, 2020, CLDP will host a virtual workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) contracts for several Sri Lankan ministries.

August 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia – PPP Contract Provision Standards

CLDP, in close collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization, will develop a guide for the international standard for Public Private Partnership contract provisions for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. 

August 19, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Burma - Pre Moot Training Phase 1

On August 19-21, 2020, CLDP will launch Phase I of the 2020-21 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (the Vis Moot) with four Burmese universities.

August 19, 2020

Kuwait – Arbitration Law Legislative Drafting Consultations

CLDP, in close collaboration with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center, will conduct legislative drafting consultations for lawmakers in Kuwait to finalize a new Arbitration Law for Kuwait.

August 14, 2020

Algeria – Webinar on Global Artisan Brands’ Response to COVID-19

CLDP will host a webinar in partnership with By hand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco. The presentation will focus on how the U.S. market for global handmade products has been impacted by COVID-19. During this time of uncertainty, the path forward may be unclear for many small businesses. This webinar will help local artisans understand changes in demand of U.S. businesses that are within their target markets, highlight brands that are innovating and excelling despite market challenges, and outline simple ways to stay connected to customers by using impactful messaging. The webinar will be 35-40 minutes long.

 

 

 

July 3, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: CLDP Holds Webinar on PPP or Traditional Procurement Screening Tools

In July 2020, CLDP organized a webinar to learn about the essential first steps in determining whether a Public-Private Partnership is an appropriate structure for a specific project.

July 1, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: CLDP-led Vis Moot Webinar Attended by Coaches and Faculty from Six Countries Across the Balkan and Caucasus Regions

On July 1, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Sarajevo and Association Arbitri, held a webinar to prepare faculty and coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Georgia in their selection of students for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2021.