Trade

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.

July 30, 2020

Morocco – 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.

June 25, 2020

Tunisia – 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 Tunisia. 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.

June 9, 2020

Afghanistan: SPS Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting & Program Launch Teleconference

CLDP, in cooperation with the USDA and USAID, hosted a teleconference focused on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Afghanistan.

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. 

February 24, 2020 - February 26, 2020

Support of Government of Ukraine Delegation to the GPA Committee Meeting in Geneva February 23 – 27

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the US Embassy Kyiv, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Committee Meeting that took place on February 24 – 26. 

February 20, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Hosts an International Sales Contracts Workshop

On February 20-21, CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), conducted a two-day workshop on the Enforcement of International Sales Contracts for Bosnian judges. This workshop utilized case study materials and trainers from CLDP's Pre Moot  program hosted in Zenica, BiH.  U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Covington and Professor Don De Amicis led the program, which focused on the application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the New York Convention within the Bosnian legal framework. The workshop, held for 21 participants, aims to increase the capacity of judges to effectively adjudicate international commercial disputes.  The workshop also held sessions on case management techniques for judges aimed at addressing issues around BiH  case backlog and delays.  

February 10, 2020 - February 12, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Workshop on Advance Rulings

On February 10-12, 2020, as a part of CLDP’s technical assistance to the Government of Afghanistan under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation, CLDP will host a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Advance Rulings for officials from the Afghanistan Customs Department (“ACD”).  The three-day workshop will feature a refresher on skills needed to conduct classifications, valuations, and rules of origin, and experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and CLDP will work with the ACD to develop legislative amendments and draft regulations for Advance Rulings.