February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.

January 16, 2012 - January 18, 2012

CLDP Participation in North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO) conference

Senior Counsel Marianne Guerin-McManus attended the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO) conference in Marrakech, January 16-18, 2012. The goal of the conference was to bolster public-private partnerships and enhance the network of entrepreneurs and business leaders in the United States and the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania).

December 7, 2010

CLDP Advises Moroccan Government on Foreign Investment in Energy Sector

The Global Shale Gas Initiative (GSGI) is a cross-governmental effort led by the Department of State (Office of International Energy Affairs) to help key U.S. allies strengthen their energy security through the production of shale gas.

September 28, 2010 - September 29, 2010

Customs Workshop on Rule of Origian under the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

CLDP, jointly with two experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, led a two day workshop in Rabat on Rules of Origin September 28-29, 2010, ensuring that the benefits of preferential tariff treatment under the agreement apply to Moroccan and U.S. goods eligible for such treatment.

February 25, 2010

Trade Remedies Workshop in Morocco

For the last three years, CLDP has been providing technical assistance to the Government of Morocco (GOM), within the framework of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. This latest program of technical assistance specifically focusing on trade remedies, including anti-dumping, took place in Rabat in January 2010 and was the result of a close cooperation with the Department of Commerce's Import Administration (DOC-IA) as well as the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR). ITC Commissioner Irving Williamson, David B. Fishberg, Staff Attorney, and George L. Deyman Director, Office of Investigations (Division A), from the ITC as well as John McInerney Chief Counsel for Import Administration (IA) and Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director for China/NME with IA, all travelled to Rabat to share their expertise on trade remedies.

January 26, 2010 - January 27, 2010

Trade Remedies Workshop in Rabat

As part of our ongoing technical assistance to the Government of Morocco (GOM) within the framework of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, at the the request of the GOM, CLDP conducted a workshop focused on trade remedies, including anti-dumping and countervailing duties, in Rabat, Morocco, January 26-27, 2010.

October 13, 2009 - October 15, 2009

Workshop on the Reconciliation of Trade Statistics

CLDP organized a three-day workshop in Rabat involving a team of experts from US Census Bureau, US Department of Commerce, and their counterparts in GOM. The program provided a forum and itinerary to discuss each nation's respective trade statistics analyses and the potential causes for the discrepancy between Moroccan export and U.S. import trade figures under the U.S.-Morrocco Free Trade Agreement.

June 11, 2009 - June 14, 2009

Trade Statistics Reconciliation Program

In October 2007 a Merchandise Trade Reconciliation Study was initiated to determine why there were significant differences between Moroccan export and U.S. import trade figures.

October 20, 2008 - October 26, 2008

Agribusiness Sourcing Consultations

In response to the request by the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Commerce, CLDP organized a week-long program in the US for officials from the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Commerce as well as representatives from the Moroccan agribusiness associations. The program focused on providing the participants with an overview of the US agribusiness industry.