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.

June 23, 2008 - June 25, 2008

Workshop on Advance Rulings

In response to the request by Moroccan Customs, CLDP, in partnership with CBP, organized a three day workshop in Rabat on setting up a system for issuing advance rulings.

April 21, 2008 - April 23, 2008

Investor State Dispute Settlement

In response to a request from the Moroccan Ministry of Finance and Privatization, CLDP organized a three-day seminar, from April 21 to April 23, 2008, for 80-90 officials from various Moroccan Government Ministries and private sector participants. The workshop focused on Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions of the US - Morocco Free Trade Agreement.

January 28, 2008 - January 30, 2008

Workshop for Moroccan Textile and Apparel Engineers

Following up on Textile Sourcing Consultations held by CLDP in June of 2007, CLDP advisors from the North Carolina textile industry traveled to Morocco to work with the instructors of the Moroccan School for Textile and Apparel Engineers (ESITH) in the areas of technology development and supply chain improvement to increase the scope of teaching methods and materials for emerging engineering graduates.

November 26, 2007 - November 30, 2007

Customs Workshop

In response to Morocco Customs' request, CBP and CLDP organized a 5-day workshop for Morocco Customs officials from November 26-30, 2007 in Rabat, Morocco.