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.

August 25, 2020

Afghanistan: SPS Private-Sector Stakeholder Meeting

On Tuesday, August 25th, CLDP, in cooperation with USDA and USAID, hosted a virtual meeting, which engaged representatives from the Afghanistan private-sector to discuss sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Afghanistan.

August 21, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Afghanistan: SPS Private-Private Dialogue Roundtable Series

Through a series of round table discussions, CLDP, in cooperation with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and USAID, will host a series of roundtable discussions regarding sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s World Trade Organization SPS Agreement obligations, food safety procedures, and Afghanistan’s agricultural market access.

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.

July 30, 2020

CLDP Draws upon Interagency Relationships to Assist Uzbekistan in Implementing its New Agricultural Strategy

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Russia, Europe, and Eurasia (ORUE)CLDP participated in a video meeting with Javlon Vakhabov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States on June 25, 2020, to discuss Uzbekistan’s Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in 2020-2030. 

July 29, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Connects the Czech and Afghan Business Communities

CLDP initiated a series of virtual meetings connecting Afghan representatives with Ambassador Shahzad Aroybee, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic.

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.