September 20, 2004 - September 22, 2004

Economic Modeling: Tools for a Liberalized Trade Policy in Albania

CLDP advisors from the U.S. International Trade Commissionconducted a one-week workshop in Tirana on econometric models to provide participants with various models and the ability to analyze economic data to enable the Government of Albania to make policy decisions and further their implementation of WTO policy.

July 23, 2004 - September 10, 2004

WTO Regional Information Seminars to Provide Accurate, Current Information on Russia's Accession to the WTO

Five regional seminars were convened in strategic locations, where populations will be affected by WTO accession: Stavropol, Saratov, Cheboksary, Barnaul and Petrozavodsk. Government of Russia officials who directly work on Russia's accession to the WTO conducted the seminars.

May 24, 2004 - May 28, 2004

Albania WTO Compliance Audit (Phase I)

During the first half of the program, staff members from the Ministry of Economy’s WTO Secretariat met with Mr. Creskoff, CLDP Resident Advisor Barbara Hall and CLDP International Program Specialist Tatiana Aras to update and revise a WTO compliance matrix that was developed in 2002 by CLDP Advisor Roberto Garcia.

May 1, 2004 - May 5, 2004

Ukraine Customs Valuation II Training

Two U.S. Customs officials conducted the training – a continuation of a program conducted in December, 2002, on the methodology of valuation procedures – for twenty Ukrainian customs officials having senior responsibility for valuation at their respective border entry points.

January 20, 2004 - January 21, 2004

Import Remedies Workshop

An expert CLDP trade advisor conducted a workshop on various trade remedies available to Albania under the WTO system.