Europe

December 10, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution

CLDP, in collaboration with the Ukrainian legal community, the Ukrainian Supreme Court, and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, building on its earlier programs in Ukraine, will conduct the Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

November 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation

CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. judges, will collaborate with the Ukrainian judiciary to implement a three-day workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of adjudication of competition disputes. 

November 11, 2019 - November 13, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Bankruptcy Disputes

CLDP in collaboration with the Cassation Commercial Court of Ukraine within the Supreme Court will implement a three-day workshop, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of implementation of bankruptcy procedures. 

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Moldova - CLDP to Lead Workshop on Best Practices in Public Procurement

On October 29-30, 2019, CLDP will lead a roundtable on professionalization in public procurement in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova.  The roundtable will support the Public Procurement Agency and contracting authorities in implementing a public procurement regime that is consistent with the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and international best practices. 

October 23, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Ukraine: Main Trends in the Adjudication of Corporate Disputes by the Cassation Commercial Court within the Supreme Court

CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. judges, will collaborate with the Ukrainian judiciary to implement a three-day workshop on the Main Trends in the Adjudication of Corporate Disputes by the Cassation Commercial Court within the Supreme Court, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of adjudication of corporate disputes. 

September 11, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Ukraine: Collective Copyright Management System Workshop III

Ukraine was designated a Priority Foreign Country (PFC) in the United States 2013 Special 301 Report on three identified grounds, two of which were: (1) the unfair, nontransparent administration of the system for collective management organizations (CMOs), which are responsible for collecting and distributing royalties to right holders; and (2) failure to implement an effective means to combat widespread online copyright infringement in Ukraine.
 
In response, CLDP over the years, and in concert with the Ukrainian government, has implemented a number of workshops and other programs. The workshops utilized expertise from the US government as well as from international governmental and non-governmental organizations (such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), the Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (SCAPR), International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)), to assist the Ukrainian government and rights holders to develop laws and institutional arrangements to enable the protection and management of copyright and related rights in Ukraine. Other programs included the support and facilitation by CLDP of legislative drafting, based upon the results of the workshops.
May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Ukraine: Customs – Advance Rulings (Valuation) Workshop

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP supported Customs – Advance Rulings (Valuation) Workshop on May 16-17 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The two-day workshop proved a resounding success marked by high attendance and un-ending questions.  CLDP supported two experts, Elizabeth Grant from Customs Border Protection and Anja Wegner from World Customs Organization), whose expertise on advance rulings, data confidentiality and data models deepened participants awareness of and understanding. Ukraine officials and private sector expressed keen interest as evidenced by several dozens of questions in plenary as well as over coffee breaks.  Ukraine warmly welcomed a possible on-going dialogue under CLDP’s leadership to assist with practical implementation on this trade facilitation topic. 

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro. 

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures Focused on Information Availability

On May 13-15, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP facilitated the eighth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The group benefited from additional participation by officials from Ukraine and Georgia. 

March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on the Administrative and Judicial Resolution of Government Procurement Disputes

CLDP in collaboration with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the Ukrainian judiciary, implemented Workshop on the Administrative and Judicial Resolution of Government Procurement Disputes, focusing on the substantive and procedural issues of administrative and judicial resolution of government procurement disputes, including challenges to procurement awards.