Who We Serve

Both the U.S. and foreign countries benefit from CLDP’s technical assistance programs and consultative services, which help to create legal reforms that encourage and promote international trade. U.S. businesses benefit from growing overseas markets that have transparent legal systems and fair regulations. In this way, CLDP’s work to help countries increase compliance with international and bilateral trade obligations levels the playing field for U.S. businesses to compete. Likewise, CLDP has worked with more than 50 foreign governments over the years, organizing seminars, workshops and consultative services that foster an atmosphere of cooperation and build stronger trade and economic partnerships among our countries. When striving to improve the climate for business around the world, CLDP coordinates with many other U.S. federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State and the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the funding and implementation of programs. Similarly, CLDP’s unique government-to-government assistance is complemented by the specific technical expertise of other federal departments and the federal court system, among others.

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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.