Commerce

July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

WTO ITTC Training Workshop for Market Access Development

On July 1-5, 2019, CLDP will sponsor the travel of 6 officials from the Government of Afghanistan to attend a World Trade Organization (WTO) trade policy workshop at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in Vienna, Austria to develop methodologies for resolving market access and trade facilitation issues.  Attendees will discuss market access strategies in support of Afghanistan’s export-led economic growth initiatives and the promotion of cross-border trade with its regional partners.  Afghanistan’s participation in the JVI workshop is facilitated with the assistance of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC).

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Afghanistan: Customs and Trade Facilitation Workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department

On June 17-20, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP will partner with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Georgia Revenue Service (GRS) to deliver a customs and trade facilitation workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department.  The workshop will continue CLDP’s support of Afghanistan Customs’ modernization initiatives, which have helped increase the transparency and predictability of Customs operations in Afghanistan—a key component of fostering a better business environment in Afghanistan for trade and investment.

The June 2019 workshop will build on previous CLDP and WCO-facilitated Customs exchanges between Afghanistan and Georgia; and the program will focus on Afghanistan’s continued implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA), as well as Afghanistan’s overlapping efforts to accede to the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) for the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures.  In addition to transparency and Customs integrity topics, program participants will work during the 4-day exchange to identify regulatory frameworks for risk-based customs targeting, audit, and trusted trades programs. 

For information about CLDP and the WCO’s previous Customs exchanges between the Afghanistan Customs Department and the Georgia Revenue Service, please see “Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO.”

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) Study Tour

On May 13-17, 2019, CLDP will hold a week-long study tour for government representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

May 13, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Ethiopia: PPP Finances

On May 13-14, 2019,  CLDP will conduct a two day workshop on Public Private Partnership Finances in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the second event in a series of workshops that CLDP will facilitate in Ethiopia on Public Private Partnerships. 

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Indo-Pacific - Public-Private Partnership Consultations

On May 13-17, CLDP will organize a Public-Private Partnership consultations on the margins of the P3 Connect Conference for official government representatives from Sri Lanka and the Maldives in Denver, Colorado. 

May 13, 2019 - May 14, 2019

El Salvador: Workshop on Regulatory Impact Analysis

On May 13-14, 2019, CLDP will implement a workshop on best practices in regulatory impact analysis (RIA) in San Salvador, El Salvador.

May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019

Honduras: Trade Facilitation Workshop on Interagency Coordination

On April 25-26, 2019, CLDP and ITA will conduct a two-day workshop on public consultation best practices for approximately 100 representatives of Honduran trade ministries responsible for citizen participation