Ukraine: Kickoff Workshop on Advance Rulings

November 9, 2020 - November 10, 2020

On November 9 and 10, CLDP hosted a virtual workshop for 40 officials from Ukraine’s State Customs Service (SCS) focused on advance rulings. Advance rulings are decisions made by customs at the request of a relevant importer or exporter on specific questions related to the import or export of goods in question. This can include information made before export related to the classification, valuation, or origin of the good in question. This workshop was the first in a series of engagements aimed at helping Ukraine towards its goal of instituting a robust advance ruling system in line with international best practices. SCS officials shared the status of their current system, including gaps in implementation and goals for improvement, and heard from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Slovak Customs experts regarding their respective experience implementing advance ruling systems. 

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. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 
 

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