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CIPE Trade Team Coordinates Customs Meeting in Bolivia

02.01.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s Trade Team coordinated a meeting hosted by Bolivia Customs that included a delegation of customs officials from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Chile to determine the compatibility of their trusted trader programs (known as Authorized Economic Operator). The Jan. 24 t...

Statement of the Free Enterprise & Democracy Network on the Summit for Democracy

12.10.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
The Free Enterprise and Democracy Network is focused on private sector solutions and market reforms that help democracy deliver. On December 9-10, the first Summit for Democracy brought together “leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for ...

CIPE Launches a Program to Drive Sustainable SME Growth in Bahrain

12.10.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s “Economic Diversification and Access to Finance” project, supported by the U.S. Department of State, is underway. An official launch event on December 7, 2021 punctuated a week of consultations and a visit by the CIPE team to Manama. The launch was held under the patronage of Bahrai...

CIPE to Host Sessions at UN Internet Governance Forum

12.01.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
On December 7 and 8, CIPE Global will host three sessions at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF). The UN IGF is a global forum that serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups, in discussions on public policy issues relating to internet governance. The first ses...

Research Shows the Importance of Trust in International Trade

11.29.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s Trade team, through the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, has published research into the impact of trust in international trade. The major study, Trade Facilitation Reform as a Trust Catalyst, examined relations between private sector stakeholders in the Colombian automotive indu...

CIPE Leads Briefing on Lebanon Economic Recovery

11.16.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE Program Officer Marie Principe moderated a virtual briefing titled “Lebanon: Economic Recovery Prospects,” co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Levant Working Group, AmCham Lebanon, and the Lebanese Embassy to the United States. The Nov. 4 briefing convened prominent representatives...

The Customs Administrations of the Dominican Republic and Guatemala Sign an MRA

11.03.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
Customs officials from the Guatemala Tax Administration (SAT in Spanish) and the Dominican Customs Authority (DGA in Spanish) signed a formal mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) last week. The signing confirms the compatibility of their trusted trader programs, known as the Authorized Economic Ope...

The SAHA Project Launches Roundtables on Health Governance Challenges in Tunisia

10.25.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
Director-General of Health, Abderrazek Bouzouita, and the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome, participated in a roundtable discussion with Tunisian experts and officials on health governance in Tunisia on October 21.  The roundtable is part of a $5 million U.S. Embassy funded “SAHAR...

CIPE Statement on Afghanistan

09.03.2021 | Statement/News Release
It has been heartbreaking to watch twenty years of Afghan effort and sacrifice at risk following the events of the past few weeks. The people of Afghanistan, like any other nation, have the right to life, economic prosperity, political freedom and social dignity. CIPE stands in solidarity with the ...
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