Anush Avetisyan

International Program Specialist

Anush Avetisyan is an International Program Specialist in the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).  Ms. Avetisyan primarily works on CLDP’s programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, which focus on intellectual property protection, customs and trade-related programs, and judicial capacity building.

Prior to joining CLDP, Ms. Avetisyan worked with Kroll, a global risk consulting firm, providing research support on compliance, due diligence and sanctions. Previously, Ms. Avetisyan worked with the International Foundation on Electoral Systems (IFES) and Pact, working on projects across Eastern Europe and Eurasia focused on electoral reforms, voter education, citizen participation and capacity building. She has also interned with the Office of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and the Progressive Leadership Alliance for Nevada.

Ms. Avetisyan earned her Master of Arts in International Affairs from the School of International Service at the American University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Ms. Avetisyan is fluent in Armenian, Russian and has a working knowledge of Greek and Spanish.

 

Upcoming Programs

October 15, 2017 - October 20, 2017

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the GPA Committee Meeting on October 16-20, 2017, at WTO Secretariat, Geneva. The GOU delegation consisted of two Ministry of Economic Development and Trade officials. They attended the GPA Committee meeting and participated in bilateral negotiations with the U.S. and other delegations.

The GOU participation in the GPA Committee Meeting will ensure Ukraine has a more active role on issues critical to Ukraine’s trade sector; it effectively accomplishes the procedural requirements, carries out the negotiations, and provides answers to questions posed by GPA Committee members, including the United States.

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

Read More about CLDP Hosts Consultations for Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Standards in Washington D.C.