Chimai Tran-Luu

International Program Specialist

Chimai Tran-Luu staff photo

Chimai Tran-Luu is an International Program Specialist in the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel.  Ms. Tran-Luu coordinates and implements technical assistance programs in South and Southeast Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

Prior to joining CLDP in November 2010, Ms. Tran-Luu served as Director of Business Development and Marketing for a Los Angeles-based restaurant group where she helped the company in its rebranding effort and in negotiating a partnership agreement with the fashion company, Bloomingdale’s. She also served as consultant to a Vietnamese entrepreneur to help broker a truck parts distribution agreement with International Trucks of the U.S.
 
Prior to this, Ms. Tran-Luu was a Finance and Pricing Manager for an international satellite company, Intelsat in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at Intelsat, she managed its corporate financial planning and pricing activities. Before that, Ms. Tran-Luu was a Consultant for the Africa Development Practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton.
 
Ms. Tran-Luu was born in Vietnam, and raised in Africa and Europe. She earned her MBA in International Business with a focus on Finance from George Washington University. She received her bachelor degrees in Finance and in French Literature from University of Maryland. She is fluent in English, Vietnamese and French.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop