Egypt: CLDP Initiates Customs Valuation Training

July 14, 2019 - July 16, 2019

From July 14-16, 2019, CLDP held its first intensive workshop on customs valuation for officials in Cairo, Egypt.  

Increased predictability and transparency in Egypt’s customs clearances and valuations will be pivotal to companies’ decisions for further investment in Egypt. The new commissioner of the ECA is committed to customs reforms to improve Egypt’s access to lower-cost inputs in manufacturing, to increase investment, and to reduce import release times.

The workshop is the first in a series of workshops CLDP will hold throughout Egypt to assist the ECA in adopting methodology and processes in line with the Agreement on the Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994, known as the WTO Valuation Agreement. 

Upcoming Programs

December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019

On December 16-17, CLDP will held a two-day workshop on power project procurement. The workshop sought to improve the planning of bids from prep to closing through a discussion on international best practice relating to the request for proposals (RfPs), standardization of documents, designing a competitive bid round, evaluations and identifying gaps in the current legal framework. 

December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019

On December 19-20, CLDP, in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Directorate, will hold a two-day workshop on PPP fundamentals. The workshop will highlight PPP process, structure economics, project financing, and revenue flow.

CLDP in Action

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

On October 23-24 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP held a workshop to identify potential changes to Tunisian law that would encourage increased cross-border eCommerce transactions for both exports and imports. Over 40 representatives from several government ministries, the private sector, and the NGO community discussed potential amendments to Tunisia’s eCommerce law, customs procedures, central bank currency and payment rules, and other matters.  The participants offered sets of informal recommendations for further action.

ECommerce in Tunisia has not reached its full potential, although there are black market eCommerce websites. Legal changes could help Tunisian SMEs and individuals reach new markets, while also providing opportunities for US sellers.

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