Daniel Butterfoss

International Program Specialist

Daniel Butterfoss is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Mr. Butterfoss primarily works on CLDP’s programs in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Latin America, which focus on intellectual property protection, customs and trade-related programs, and government procurement.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Butterfoss served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Colombia, working on variety of community development projects focused on youth empowerment, sexual education, and gender equality. Previously, Mr. Butterfoss worked as a case manager at an immigration law firm in Minneapolis, MN, serving primarily South and Central American clients. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa, where he worked as an English teacher and teacher trainer at a rural primary school and implemented village-based development projects related to health and education.

Mr. Butterfoss received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Journalism from New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Samoan.

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.