India

April 6, 2021

Afghan Saffron Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking

On April 6th, 2021, CLDP, with support from USAID, partnered with the Afghanistan Consulate General in Mumbai to hold a virtual Afghan Saffron Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking event for Indian traders.

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Global: CLDP Hosts Pre-Moot on International Commercial Arbitration

On February 21-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Legal Education, virtually hosted the 11th annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is an extensive competition preparing students, lawyers, and law faculty for their participation in the 28th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot)—the world's premier legal educational program for improving contract resolution through arbitration. The Pre-Moot aims to expand the Vis Moot to underrepresented regions and enhance contract enforcement mechanisms globally. This year, the virtual Pre-Moot brought together over 180 students from 40 teams from the Middle East, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, and Europe and over 200 arbitrators. To view event schedule, materials, speakers, and participating teams, please visit the event website.

April 1, 2020 - May 29, 2020

CLDP and Georgetown TradeLab Coordinate Identify Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade Between Afghanistan and Central Asia

As part of a project proposal drafted by CLDP, Georgetown University TradeLab students collected information on non-tariff barriers to trade between Afghanistan and regional countries. The students and attorneys at CLDP gathered this information by circulating a comprehensive two-part survey in both Dari and English to hundreds of companies engaged in trade in the region. Local Afghan economic specialists from USAID’s Office of Economic Growth and Office of Agriculture, as well as the State Department Economic Section in Kabul, worked closely with CLDP and the Georgetown students to ensure information is collected across several sectors from as many companies as possible. This information was used to draft a report on the most prevalent non-tariff barriers facing companies trading with Afghanistan. This report is a useful tool to share with the Afghan government to develop programming that supports private-sector-led economic growth in Afghanistan. 

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

South Asia: CLDP to Host Regional Consultations On Developing a Competitive Cross-Border Market

On April 25 and 26, CLDP in partnership with SARI-E, hosted participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to discuss the development of governance structures for a regional market.

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

South Asia: CLDP Leads Study Tour on Competitive Power Market

From May 7-11, in coordination with the South Africa Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office, CLDP led a study tour for delegates from five South Asian countries to Johannesburg and Pretoria to learn about South Africa’s competitive power market and cross-border energy trading in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

June 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015

Afghanistan Bankruptcy Law Workshop

On June 15-17, CLDP led a workshop in New Delhi, India on Afghanistan’s draft Bankruptcy Law for officials of the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ), as well as members of parliament. 

April 2, 2013 - April 3, 2013

India Shale Gas Consultations

 
On April 2 and 3, CLDP led a two-day workshop on shale gas implementing regulations in New Delhi, India, as a follow-up to a January visit to the United States for consultations with regulatory authorities by senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF). 

November 5, 2012 - November 6, 2012

U.S./India Cooperation on Unconventional Natural Gas

CLDP continues to assist the Government of India Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) in developing a regulatory and fiscal regime conducive to foreign direct investment in exploration for, and production of, shale gas.

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.