CLDP Lead Competition Webinar on Abuse of Dominance

March 29, 2021 - March 31, 2021

CLDP, in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Armenia’s State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC) held a capacity building webinar focused on best practices in identifying and preventing abuse of dominance. The webinar was led by attorneys and subject matter experts from the FTC and featured presentations, real and hypothetical case-studies, and examples from real practice. Preventing abuse of dominance is a critical aspect of competition enforcement in Armenia due to high levels of concentration in major sectors of the economy. These high levels of concentration can lead to exploitative and exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings that ultimately harms consumers and competition. The overall aim of the project is to provide technical assistance to the SCPEC to eliminate barriers to market entry, stimulate investment by promoting competition, and strengthen anti-monopoly mechanisms. This webinar is part of a multi-phase effort by CLDP to assist the SCPEC and sectoral regulators in Armenia with combating anticompetitive behavior. 

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