Mohammed Loraoui

International Program Specialist

Mohammed Loraoui is an International Program Specialist in the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Loraoui works on programs in the Middle East.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Loraoui worked at the National Democratic Institute, (NDI) where as a member of the Middle East and North Africa team, he helped manage programs in the Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Prior to this, Mr. Loraoui served as the associate director of Dialogue Programs at the Project on Middle East Democracy where he coordinated planning for three conferences conducted in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. As a consultant to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), he worked on NED’ s Arabic website, al- Nafitha, as well as translated, analyzed and summarized grant proposals.

Mr. Loraoui received his bachelor’s degree with honors in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He spent time at the American University in Cairo studying Arabic and politics of the Middle East and North Africa and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the American University Washington College of Law.

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.

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