Latin America & the Caribbean

CLDP stands ready to provide increased technical assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. At present, CLDP is working with the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy under the aegis of the State Department’s Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program. CLDP is assisting the efforts of Colombian officials to develop a national policy for the production of coal bed methane by sharing lessons learning from the U.S.’s experience with this type of unconventional gas production. One key challenge that CLDP is addressing is the issue of overlapping lease rights between coal bed methane and coal mining operations, particularly the issue of ensuring due process in any government intervention when leaseholders are unable to voluntarily agree on a coordinated development plan. Please click here to learn about CLDP's results in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Upcoming Programs

November 19, 2019 - November 20, 2019

On November 19-20, 2019, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CLDP & ITA conducted a workshop on effective interagency coordination to facilitate comprehensive publication of trade-related and centrally-published information. Participants included technical representatives from the Honduran and Guatemalan Ministries of Economy, Customs, Health, and Agriculture, and Honduran private sector representatives. During the workshop the Honduran participants met with their U.S. counterparts from the Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration to learn best practices for coordinating across trade ministries and publishing trade-related information in a non-discriminatory, easy-to-access manner. With support from the Honduran-American Chamber of Commerce, the participants shared respective efforts to encourage trade through greater transparency and improve publication practices. This workshop was part of a multiphase effort to promote transparency, cooperation, and coordination within the Honduran government, and to improve interregional trade in Central America.

CLDP in Action

November 13, 2019 - November 14, 2019

details coming soon