El Salvador: Workshop on Suppy Chain Management

April 29, 2019

On April 29, 2019, CLDP & USTR conducted a workshop on ‘Strengthening Supply Chain Management,’ for 70 textile and apparel industry representatives in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Salvadoran industry’s reactive, rather than proactive response to issues that arise in the supply chain coupled with miscommunication and isolation within the supply chain collectively hinder the industry’s competitiveness and work force retention. To enhance its competitiveness in the global textiles supply chain, El Salvador must become proactive in its communication within the supply chain and embrace innovative product development. To address these areas of need, CLDP & USTR conducted a workshop to empower the industry to understand factors that affect supply chain management; identify and address logistical challenges; adapt to customers’ supply chain needs and priorities; and effectively communicate within the supply chain. Strengthening the capabilities and efficiencies of the Salvadoran textile and apparel industry will enhance export opportunities along the full US – CAFTA-DR supply chain. This workshop is part of a multiphase effort to improve regional economic prosperity in Central America’s Northern Triangle by improving the Salvadoran Textile industry’s competitiveness through enhanced efficiency and communication within the integrated supply chain.

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