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Who We Serve

Both the United States and foreign countries benefit from CLDP’s technical assistance which helps create legal reforms that promote international trade.

The United States benefits in three main ways:

1. U.S. Businesses: U.S. firms exporting or investing overseas often encounter trade barriers that CLDP’s programs can help lower or remove. In critical areas affecting the competitiveness of U.S. firms overseas, such as the enforcement of intellectual property rights, CLDP’s programs help level the playing field.

For more information, click on: ​U.S. Businesses

2. U.S. Embassies & Federal Agencies: CLDP coordinates with several U.S. federal agencies, primarily the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the funding and implementation of programs. U.S. embassies and federal agencies have found CLDP programs to be effective levers of economic diplomacy, trade diplomacy, and energy diplomacy.

For more information, click on: Federal Agencies

3. U.S. National Security: U.S. national security is enhanced by CLDP’s contribution to economic development in fragile countries of strategic importance, such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

CLDP programs also benefit foreign countries:

  • International Trade and Investment: Trade and foreign investment is enhanced as a result of legislative, regulatory, and judicial reforms.
  • Job Creation: Legal reforms can spur the development of the private sector through entrepreneurship, resulting in job creation.
  • Regional Integration: The expansion of trade can increase regional integration, which can contribute to a decrease in regional conflicts.

For more information, click on: Countries & Regions