The Middle East & North Africa

April 12, 2021 - April 16, 2021

Egypt - In-Person Custom Valuation

In an effort to support Egypt adhere to the World Custom Organization's Custom Valuation Agreement, CLDP, in collaboration with US Custom Border Protection (CBP), the Egyptian Custom Authority (ECA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO), will conduct a 3-day workshop for Egyptian custom valuation officials for the southern ports near Hurghada, Egypt. 

October 21, 2020

Egypt-Capacity Building for Commercial Attaches: The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

CLDP will conduct a multi-month program to build the capacity of a group of 14 Egyptian commercial attaches, with a quadruple focus: 1/ Providing knowledge about international trade and the WTO; 2/ Developing skills and knowledge required for increasing Egypt’s exports; 3/  Developing skills and knowledge required for attracting foreign investment into Egypt; 4/ Developing skills and knowledge required for facilitating joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms. 

October 7, 2020

Egypt-Capacity Building for Commercial Attaches : Legal and Financial Dimensions of Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

CLDP will conduct a multi-month program to build the capacity of a group of 14 Egyptian commercial attaches, with a quadruple focus: 1/ Providing knowledge about international trade and the WTO; 2/ Developing skills and knowledge required for increasing Egypt’s exports; 3/  Developing skills and knowledge required for attracting foreign investment into Egypt; 4/ Developing skills and knowledge required for facilitating joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms. 

September 23, 2020

Egypt-Capacity Building for Commercial Attaches: The World Bank’s Investment Arm: The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

CLDP will conduct a multi-month program to build the capacity of a group of 14 Egyptian commercial attaches, with a quadruple focus: 1/ Providing knowledge about international trade and the WTO; 2/ Developing skills and knowledge required for increasing Egypt’s exports; 3/  Developing skills and knowledge required for attracting foreign investment into Egypt; 4/ Developing skills and knowledge required for facilitating joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms. 

September 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020

Egypt – Virtual Custom Valuation

As part of CLDP’s work to support Egypt adhere to the World Trade Organization and Valuation Agreement (CVA), CLDP in collaboration with the World Custom Organization (WCO) and the Egyptian Custom Authority, will implement a series of virtual training for Egyptian custom officials on how to improve custom valuation practice in line with the CVA. 

September 15, 2020 - September 18, 2020

Egypt - World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) Article I Consultations

In September 2020, CLDP will hold a webinar for officials from the Egyptian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on Article I requirements of the WTO TFA.  

September 9, 2020

Egypt-Capacity Building for Commercial Attaches: Conditions of Success of Joint-ventures between Egyptian and Foreign Firms

CLDP will conduct a multi-month program to build the capacity of a group of 14 Egyptian commercial attaches, with a quadruple focus: 1/ Providing knowledge about international trade and the WTO; 2/ Developing skills and knowledge required for increasing Egypt’s exports; 3/  Developing skills and knowledge required for attracting foreign investment into Egypt; 4/ Developing skills and knowledge required for facilitating joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms. 

August 24, 2020 - August 28, 2020

Egypt - Ethics Training for the Egyptian National Food Safety Authority (NFSA)

CLDP is working in cooperation with experts from the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration and Transactions (OGC ADTRAX) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored Land O’Lakes TAIB Project in Egypt to provide technical assistance to the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) of Egypt as the organization seeks to develop a Code of Conduct and ethics system. 

August 19, 2020

Kuwait – Arbitration Law Legislative Drafting Consultations

CLDP, in close collaboration with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center, will conduct legislative drafting consultations for lawmakers in Kuwait to finalize a new Arbitration Law for Kuwait.

August 19, 2020

Egypt-Capacity Building for Commercial Attaches: USTR and the Generalized System of Preferences for Egypt

CLDP will conduct a multi-month program to build the capacity of a group of 14 Egyptian commercial attaches, with a quadruple focus: 1/ Providing knowledge about international trade and the WTO; 2/ Developing skills and knowledge required for increasing Egypt’s exports; 3/  Developing skills and knowledge required for attracting foreign investment into Egypt; 4/ Developing skills and knowledge required for facilitating joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms.