Commerce

March 1, 2020 - March 3, 2020

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation

CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. judges, will collaborate with the Ukrainian judiciary to implement a three-day workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of adjudication of competition disputes. 

January 15, 2020 - January 16, 2020

Sri Lanka: CLDP Workshop on Advance Rulings

January 15, 2020 - January 16, 2020

On January 15-16, 2020,  CLDP will hold its third workshop for the Government of Sri Lanka on Advance Rulings.  Advance Rulings is an important reform under the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (WTO TFA) with the potential to reduce transaction costs by up to 2% for developing countries.  In its WTO TFA Category C notification, the Government of Sri Lanka has committed to implementing Article III, Advance Rulings by 2025.  At the workshop, U.S.

January 12, 2020 - January 14, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Workshop on Advance Rulings

January 12, 2020 - January 14, 2020

On January 12-14, 2020, CLDP will host a group of legal and technical experts from Afghanistan Customs in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a workshop on Advance Rulings.  CLDP is the primary trade-related technical assistance provider for USAID in Afghanistan, and provides assistance to the Government of Afghanistan as it seeks to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA).  Advance Rulings is an important WTO TFA reform with the potential to reduce transaction costs by up to 2 percent for developing countries.  In its indicative dates notified t

December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019

Ethiopia: Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

On December 19-20, CLDP, in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Directorate, held a two-day workshop on PPP fundamentals. The workshop highlighted PPP process, structure economics, project financing, and revenue flow.

December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019

Mali: Power Procurement and the Tender Process

On December 16-17, CLDP will hold a two-day workshop on power project procurement. The workshop seeks to improve the planning of bids from prep to closing through a discussion on international best practice relating to the request for proposals (RfPs), standardization of documents, designing a competitive bid round, evaluations and identifying gaps in the current legal framework.

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December 12, 2019

Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center Capacity Building Training

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

December 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Conducts Foreign Investment Seminar

On December 9, 2019, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, CLDP presented a seminar on commercial law reforms that would attract foreign investment and promote innovation in the Saudi Arabian economy. Representatives from the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, the National Center for Privatization and Public Private Partnerships, and the Ministry of Commerce and Investment attended. Participants heard from international and local legal experts who recommended the legal changes necessary to reach the foreign investment goals set out in the Saudi Vision 2030 economic plan. Presentations focused on laws related to trade, privatization, and public private partnerships. These recommended reforms would result in significant opportunities for U.S. companies to access the Saudi market