CLDP organizes a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) webinar for Egyptian Commercial Attachés

September 29, 2020

At the behest of the U.S. embassy in Egypt, CLDP is conducting a capacity building program for Egyptian commercial attachés. The objective of this program is to increase the attachés' capacity to boost Egypt's exports, attract foreign investment into Egypt, and help form joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms.

The core of this program was supposed to be two weeks of consultations in the USA. Because of the pandemic, and until international travel resumes, CLDP has organized a series of webinars on topics or particular importance for the Egyptian commercial attachés. One such topic is the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) under which certain Egyptian goods can enter the US duty free. The U.S. GSP system is administered by USTR. On  September 29, 2020, CLDP organized for the Egyptian commercial attachés a GSP webinar focused on “Egypt’s Exports to the USA and the GSP Program”.

Ms. Laura Buffo, USTR's Deputy Assistant Trade Representative for GSP and Ms. Claudia Chlebek, Director GSP, USTR, gave a presentation and answered questions. Because of the importance of this topic, CLDP, with USTR's assistance created GSP exercises that the Egyptian commercial attachés will prepare for a second GSP session that will take place on October 21,2020.

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

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September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020
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From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). 

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