Anti-corruption Work in Egypt

May 13, 2012 - May 17, 2012
Egypt’s new democracy presents a golden opportunity for partnership in setting new standards for conduct.
Egypt’s new democracy presents a golden opportunity for partnership in setting new standards for conduct.

CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner was joined by Assistant General Counsel for Administration Barbara Fredericks and Labor and Employment Law Division Deputy Chief John Guenther for meetings in Egypt the week of May 14th. CLDP continued its work with the Egyptian Government to bring more transparency, integrity and ethical conduct into the operations of its ministries. Egypt’s new democracy presents a golden opportunity for partnership in setting new standards for conduct and informing the public about reforms that will make government operations more service-oriented and transparent. CLDP built on a previous anti-corruption program it sponsored last year by creating pilot projects with the Egyptian Trademark Office and the Egyptian Customs Authority to review ethics and conduct codes and to share expertise about how to get the best work out of Egyptian civil servants. CLDP plans to engage the Egyptian Government closely on these issues by bringing the vast expertise of Department of Commerce attorneys to provide guidance on draft regulations, deliver training to civil servants throughout the country and serve as counselors to senior Egyptian officials that are trying to create more functional, dependable government services. These efforts should have a lasting impact in helping to achieve the objectives set out by the G8 and the Obama Administration under the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

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