Kosovo: CLDP Conducts a Webinar to Train Kosovo Customs Officials on Advance Rulings Standards in the U.S. and the E.U.

October 13, 2020
Expert Advisor Presenting for Kosovo Customs

On October 13, 2020, in coordination with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, CLDP hosted a first in a series of webinars on advance rulings for Kosovo Customs officials. Experts from the CBP and the Polish Customs trained the Kosovo officials on the U.S. and the E.U. advance rulings system, respectively, while Kosovo Customs expert presented on the current advance rulings system in Kosovo. The goal of the first session was to gain a better understanding of the current advance rulings system in Kosovo to identify challenges and gaps that currently prevent Kosovo customs and interested traders from fully using the benefits of advance rulings, and to identify elements from the U.S. and the E.U. systems that can be used by Kosovo Customs. Harmonization of Kosovo’s customs standards with the international and regional best practices through CLDP programs allows for greater ease of harmonization to support international integration, and encourage normalization between Serbia and Kosovo, as well as greater regional Balkans integration. 

Expert Advisor Presenting for Kosovo Customs

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