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Digital Connectivity

Digital Trade Working Group

Background Information The U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) has been tasked by the U.S. Department of State in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to provide technical assistance to facilitate trade and economic connectivity in and among the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan...

Central Asia

CENTRAL ASIA CLDP facilitates meetings of expert level working groups comprised of relevant interested stakeholders from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Aligning with the goals of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, the C5+1 Platform, and other U.S. government initiatives, the working groups seek to promote regional approaches...

CLDP Provides Technical Assistance to Guyanese Telecommunications Agency on Rural Connectivity

On February 25, 2022, CLDP led a virtual workshop for 13 Guyanese Officials from the Guyana Telecommunications Agency (GTA) and the Guyanese Public Utilities Commission (PUC) with the support and participation of experts from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This workshop focused on best...

Central Asia: Digital Trade Working Groups


From March 11-19, CLDP, hosted bilateral stakeholder roundtables in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the Regional Expert Level Working Group on Digital Trade. The goal of the Digital Trade Working Group is to engage with stakeholders in the region to develop an open, inclusive, and...

South Asia: CLDP Supports Participation at U.N. Internet Governance Forum


From December 6-10 in Katowice, Poland, CLDP supported 15 government officials and civil society representatives from South Asia to participate in the 16th Annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The IGF is a United Nations annual event focused on connectivity, infrastructure...