Eurasia

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 1, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: CLDP-led Vis Moot Webinar Attended by Coaches and Faculty from Six Countries Across the Balkan and Caucasus Regions

On July 1, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Sarajevo and Association Arbitri, held a webinar to prepare faculty and coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Georgia in their selection of students for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2021.

June 25, 2020

Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE): Webinar on Digital Commerce Tools and Adoption of Digital Finance Services

On June 25,  CLDP held the first of a series of webinars for CLDP’s Central Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) working group which focuses on how to promote businesswomen in the Central Asia focusing on a variety of commercial law topics.

June 10, 2020

Georgia: CLDP Hosts Webinar Series on International Commercial Arbitration

CLDP, in collaboration with the Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), has launched a series of bi-weekly webinars on topics in international commercial arbitration.   The series is split into four sessions that take place on Wednesdays evenings at 5:00 pm Georgia Standard Time.  For each session, experts from the international arbitration community deliver live presentations and participate in a moderated dialog with participants from Georgia’s arbitration community. 

June 3, 2020

Azerbaijan: CLDP Provides Comments to Customs Code

On June 3, CLDP submitted comments with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the new draft of the Azerbaijan Customs Code to reflect changes necessary to bring the code closer to standards reflected in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.  

May 7, 2020

Azerbaijan: CLDP Leads Webinar on Negotiating Software Licensing Agreements

On May 7, 2020, CLDP in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Baku, led a three-hour webinar for Azerbaijan local IT companies, law firms, and law students focused on negotiating inernational software agreements. 

April 4, 2020 - July 9, 2020

CLDP Global – 2020 International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna was hosted online.  CLDP sponspored teams from Burma, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Southern Europe and Caucasus regions to compete with more than 300 law school teams from over 100 countries.   

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. 

March 31, 2020

Uzbekistan: CLDP Outlines Next Steps in Legislative Reform Project

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CLDP met via videoconference with Atabek Nazirov, Director of Uzbekistan’s Capital Markets Development Agency; Amir Sultanov, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Uzbek Embassy in Washington D.C., and Rick Stoddard, Senior Central Asia Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator of U.S Assistance to Europe and Eurasia in the U.S. Department of State.