July 17, 2019 - July 18, 2019

Egypt: CLDP Initiates Technical Assistance on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation

On July 17-18, 2019, in Cairo, CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the International Trade Administration, and the World Bank Group, held a conference on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) for officials from the Egyptian Customs Authority (ECA), members of the Egyptian National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC), and representatives from the Federation of Egyptian Industries. 


July 14, 2019 - July 16, 2019

Egypt: CLDP Initiates Customs Valuation Training

From July 14-16, 2019, CLDP held its first intensive workshop on customs valuation for officials in Cairo, Egypt.  

July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019

Egypt: Workshop on Good Regulatory Practice (GRP) and WTO Agreements in Cooperation with the National Food Safety Authority

On July 9-11 2019, CLDP held a workshop on “Regulations Development and World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements pertaining to Food Safety,” in cooperation with Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA).

Food Safety is a priority issue for Egypt. To ensure food safety for Egyptian consumers and visitors, and to enhance the competitiveness of its exports, NFSA is working to consolidate and update hundreds of regulations, decrees, and laws. CLDP is helping NFSA develop a process for this in line with good regulatory practice and Egypt’s WTO commitments.

The workshop featured an exchange between Egyptian Food Safety experts and experts from the U.S. Office of Budget and Management, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on GRP, the World Trade Organization Agreement (WTO) on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement) and the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. 

U.S. experts shared how U.S. domestic notice and comment procedures and regulatory impact analyses help with implementation of the WTO Agreements, and facilitate the development of more effective regulations for the protection of health and safety. 

This is the first workshop in a series of engagements CLDP will hold to support the modernization of Food Safety Law in Egypt and to build capacity in the newly-formed Food Safety Authority.

June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019

Workshop on Automotive Safety for the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality

On June 17-18, 2019, CLDP in cooperation with the American Automotive Policy Council and the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) and American Automotive policy Council (AAPC) held a workshop for officials from the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) on automotive safety. 

March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019

MENA Region: CLDP Hosts the 9th Annual Middle East Pre-Moot

On March 5-9, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, hosted the 9th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain. The competition brought together 17 teams consisting of more than 100 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. The University of Colombo from Sri Lanka won the competition and the Royal Institute of Colombo, also from Sri Lanka, took second place. Before the competition, CLDP’s Vis Moot mentors and coaches conducted a three-day training. This five-day program was designed to prepare students for the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (“the Vis Moot”) that takes place annually in April in Hong Kong and Vienna. The Vis Moot is the most prestigious international moot on commercial arbitration where more than 400 teams from over 100 countries compete on oral and written advocacy. The Vis Moot experience helps equip the participating students with the skills necessary to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries.

October 14, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Egypt: CLDP Conducts Trade Assessment

From October 14-18, CLDP, in close coordination with the US Embassy in Cairo, conducted a weeklong assessment of technical assistance needs for trade-related issues in the US-Egypt relationship.  CLDP met with NGOs, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the National Food Safety Agency, the Egyptian Customs Authority, the Egyptian Competition Authority, the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and private sector stakeholders such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.  CLDP will provide technical assistance linked closely with the recent US-Egypt Trade and Investment Framework Agreement discussions led by USTR. By early 2019, CLDP plans to begin trade programming on risk-based food safety inspections and better systems for customs valuation.

October 14, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Jordan: Building the Next Generation of Regional Arbitrators

CLDP, under the auspices of the Judicial Council of Jordan, and in collaboration with the LEAD Advisory Group, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), the University of Jordan, and the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburg, kicked-off the 5th Annual Middle East Willem C Vis Pre-Moot Program on October 14-18 in Amman, Jordan.

March 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014

CLDP Hosts Fourth Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

The Fourth Annual Middle East Commercial Arbitration Vis Pre-Moot was held March 1-7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. This event was organized by CLDP and Qatar University with support from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education.

January 9, 2013 - January 17, 2013

Egypt: CLDP and the Egyptian Customs Authority Roll Out Comprehensive Integrity Program

In cooperation with the Egyptian Customs Authority (ECA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), CLDP and the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration organized workshops devoted to combatting corruption for over 150 mid-level ECA staff in Alexandria, Port Said, and Cairo on January 9-16.