Vietnam: CLDP Conducts Regional Workshop on Cross Border Management

September 12, 2016 - September 16, 2016
LMI Cross Border Management in Ho Chi Minh City

On September 12-16, CLDP conducted a week-long regional workshop on Cross Border Management in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with the General Department of Vietnam Customs and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The workshop was funded by the State Department through the Lower Mekong Initiative and included participants from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The workshop focused on trade facilitation, cross-border management, supply chains and coordination between countries in the region in order to improve transparency and efficiency of trade. The program also focused on designing a comprehensive training program for customs and border officials to improve accountability. Improving efficiency and transparency is a priority in the region for compliance with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Experts from ITA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the World Customs Organization joined the workshop. CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner provided opening remarks for the workshop that included a site visit to Intel where the group learned more about how the best companies interact with customs services to meet their business needs.

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.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop