Liberian Interagency IP Task Force Workshop

May 5, 2010 - May 7, 2010

CLDP organized a three-day workshop in Monrovia, Liberia for about 50 participants to facilitate the development of an Interagency Task Force, by bringing together a wide range of relevant Liberian agencies and stakeholders involved in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy. The program aimed to harmonize procedures on trade-related law enforcement, and to determine the skills and mechanisms needed to promote greater communication and coordination among IP enforcement agencies for the timely exchange of information and coordinated responses to infractions.

CLDP drew from the expertise of various U.S. government agencies including the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the expertise and resources of the Liberian Law Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Participants hailed from the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Labour, Health and Agriculture, the Land Reform Commission, the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the Musicians Union among others. An official IP Interagency Task Force Committee has now been established to put the workshop recommendations in place and to reach the goals of strengthening IP protection in Liberia and West Africa.

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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