What is CLDP?

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) is a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel. CLDP consists of a dedicated team of attorneys, program specialists and management analysts with fluent language abilities and a wealth of international knowledge and experience.

What is CLDP's mission?

Click here to find out more About CLDP.

What are CLDP’s areas of expertise?

Please read about our Areas of Expertise.

From whom does CLDP receive its funding?

CLDP receives funding via interagency agreements from U.S. Government entities such as the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

With whom does CLDP partner to implement its programs?

CLDP engages experienced attorneys and economists from the public and private sectors as well as university professors and judges to serve as advisors. All CLDP advisors have substantial expertise in the subject of their assignment. Most private sector advisors offer their services on a pro bono basis.

What languages do CLDP staff speak?

CLDP currently employs staff who are fluent in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Igbo, Lingala, Nandi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Taiwanese and Vietnamese.

Is CLDP working in my region?

Please click on the map to get country-specific results and an update on current work.

How do I contact CLDP?

Please see Contact Us.

CLDP in Action

November 12, 2015 - November 17, 2015

CLDP helped organize a third Meeting of the Afghanistan-Central Asia Working Group on Standards in Washington, D.C. on November 12-13, 2015 and November 16-17, 2015. The program focused on energy efficiency and included presentations on the national priorities of each respective country, a discussion with U.S. companies and Standards Developers interested in investment within the region, and site visits to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Energy.