CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on Customs

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert-Level Working Group on Customs

October 10-12, 2018, in Chisinau, Moldova, CLDP facilitated the sixth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Customs (the Group) for officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The Group heard and discussed presentations from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Moldovan Ministry of Economy and Customs Services regarding inter-agency border cooperation and applicable provisions of the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement. The Moldovan Customs Service drew on its similarities as a land-locked, former Soviet state to present the customs reforms in Moldova which have helped the most in meeting the countries' shared challenges. The Group also visited two border crossing points on the Moldovan-Ukraine border to observe and learn about the innovative joint customs control procedures adopted there. Developing the capacity of Central Asia officials to understand and implement best international practices will assist the countries of Central Asia to facilitate border crossings, increase regulatory transparency, and provide greater market access

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February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020
February 24, 2020 - February 26, 2020

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the US Embassy Kyiv, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Committee Meeting that took place on February 24 – 26. The GOU delegation consisted of two Ministry of Economic Development and Trade officials

The GOU participation in the GPA Committee Meeting will ensure Ukraine has a more active role on issues critical to Ukraine’s trade sector; it effectively accomplishes the procedural requirements, carries out the negotiations, and provides answers to questions posed by GPA Committee members, including the United States.

CLDP in Action

December 12, 2019

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

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