Upcoming Programs

April 4, 2020 - July 9, 2020

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna was hosted online.  CLDP sponspored teams from Burma, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Southern Europe and Caucasus regions to compete with more than 300 law school teams from over 100 countries.     

July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Most of Iraq’s hydrocarbons are located in the province of Basrah. In spite of these mineral resources, unemployment is high in the province. To increase the likelihood that university graduates will be hired, since the summer of 2019, CLDP, in close cooperation with the University of Houston/Petroleum Technology Initiative (PTI), has been conducting a program to equip students from four Basrah universities with the skills sought by International Oil Companies (IOC) that operate in the province. A key skill required from new hires by the IOCs is competence in project management.

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July 1, 2020

On July 1, 2020, CLDP will conduct the Vis Moot Training of Trainers webinar. The webinar targets to train 30 Vis Moot coaches from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Belarus, Georgia, Aremenia and Azerbaijan.  

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management.

July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, CLDP organized a virtual technical session together with 10 counterparts from the Honduran ministries of Trade and Customs to support the completion of the outstanding TFA transparency notifications. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) requires Members to publish information online related to import and export procedures. Members formally publish the information by submitting notifications to the WTO, which is then reflected on their respective Member profile page for traders to easily access the relevant trade information.

July 13, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Afghanistan, Belarus, Moldova, and Sri Lanka: WTO and U.S. Trade Law and Policy Course and Follow-Up Virtual Workshop

July 15, 2020

On July 15, 2020, CLDP will host a webinar with experts from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis, and the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce on the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences. 

Experts will discuss with Pakistan officials the requirements of the GSP program, and will provide guidance on ways that Pakistan companies might participate in the preference system.


July 15, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Throughout the months of July and August, 2020, CLDP, in cooperation with USDA and USAID, hosted a series of breakout teleconferences-meetings focused on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Afghanistan.

July 16, 2020

CLDP is currently working with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to develop a technology transfer program for technology incubators (cités d’innovation et transfert technologique) at public universities in Morocco. CLDP conducted an initial assessment to identify capacity building needs that will inform online training modules for incubator managers and staff.  The first module will focus on technology valuation and additional training topics include negotiation of licensing agreements as well as market research and assessment.

July 22, 2020

Tunisia’s National Agency for the Promotion of Research (ANPR) is organizing a competition for young entrepreneurs to help them launch their startups. ANPR invited young Tunisians to submit innovative projects and will select a group of 40 finalists to receive targeted training on entrepreneurship and innovation. CLDP is collaborating with ANPR to develop a series of webinars on intellectual property management, technology transfer, and commercialization to assist finalists in developing a successful project. Three finalists will also be selected to receive a grant.

July 22, 2020

The PPP process requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important to ensure that a project is feasible. In July 2020, CLDP will organize a webinar to discuss the two different steps for feasibility. The first is a pre-feasibility study that feeds into the business case for a PPP. The second is the more complex feasibility study as part of the tender and bid process. The webinar is part of a PPP series developed for Power Africa and the Indo- Pacific Strategy. 

July 26, 2020

CLDP is currently working with the Polytechnic School of Algiers (ENP) to assist them in the development of an intellectual property (IP) policy. CLDP will facilitate virtual consultations with faculty members to draft and customize a policy with guidelines on the management of intellectual property and commercialization of technology. The IP policy will provide researchers at ENP with more specific guidance as they seek to bring new technologies to the marketplace and can also serve as a model to other Algerian academic and research institutions.

July 27, 2020

The development of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important that only appropriate projects are selected for the PPP pipeline. In July 2020, CLDP will organize a webinar to learn more about the essential first steps in determining whether a PPP is an appropriate structure for a specific project. Experts will discuss screening a potential project, economic feasibility of a project, and overall project readiness.

July 28, 2020 - July 29, 2020

On July 28-29, 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with the Honduran Ministries of Customs and Economy, began a three-part virtual workshop series on Advance Ruling Best Practices. The first workshop focused on the importance of transparently publishing decisions on the classification, origin, or customs value of the goods in question. Sessions highlighted best practices to consider as the Honduran government strengthens its processes to safeguard confidential business information and transparently publish advanced ruling decisions.

July 29, 2020 - September 30, 2020

CLDP initiated a series of virtual meetings connecting Afghan representatives with Ambassador Shahzad Aroybee, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic. The meetings serve to discuss how CLDP can work with the Afghan Embassy in the Czech Republic to support Afghanistan’s trade and agribusiness sectors, and to facilitate implementation of memoranda of understanding (MOU) focusing on trade facilitation between the two countries, which are currently being drafted.

July 30, 2020

CLDP will host a webinar in partnership with By hand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco. The presentation will focus on how the U.S. market for global handmade products has been impacted by COVID-19. During this time of uncertainty, the path forward may be unclear for many small businesses. This webinar will help local artisans understand changes in demand of U.S.

July 30, 2020

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Russia, Europe, and Eurasia (ORUE)CLDP participated in a video meeting with Javlon Vakhabov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States on June 25, 2020, to discuss Uzbekistan’s Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in 2020-2030.