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Regulatory Audit Regional Offices

Robert C. McMillan, Executive Director

Regulatory Audit Field and Branch Offices are responsible for auditing major importers and other entities involved in international trade compliance with laws and regulations governing the importation and exportation of merchandise.  Regional office contact information is provided on the Office of Trade Contact Numbers table.

The Atlanta Office consists of five branches with staffing resources located in Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN. This office provides specialization in the areas of Import Safety and Express Couriers.

The Boston Office consists of two branches with staffing resources located in Boston and Buffalo, NY. The Boston Field Office provides specialization in the area of Focused Assessments. In addition, the Boston Field Office maintains subject matter expertise for the regulatory audit program management area.

The Chicago Office consists of five branches with staffing resources located in Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. The Chicago Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Trade Fraud and User Fees. In addition, the Chicago Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in the Regulatory Audit Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) modernization.

The Detroit Office consists of three branches with staffing resources located in Detroit, MI and Fort Mitchell, KY. The Detroit Office provides specialization in the area of Express Couriers. In addition, the Detroit Office maintains subject matter expertise for Importer Self Assessment.

The Houston Office consists of four branches with staffing resources located in Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; and El Paso, TX. The Houston Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Importer Self-Assessment for Petroleum and the North American Free Trade Agreement. In addition, the Houston Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in petroleum related issues.

The Long Beach Office consists of four branches with staffing resources located in Long Beach, CA. The Long Beach Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights and Foreign Trade Zones. In addition, the Long Beach Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in the Regulatory Audit Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) modernization.  

The Miami Office consists of two branches with staffing resources in Miami, FL. The Miami Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Free Trade Agreements for Central and South America". In addition, the Miami Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in the area of pre-penalty assessments.

The New York Office consists of four branches with staffing resources located in New York City, NY and John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, NY. The New York Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Textiles and Textile Transshipment. In addition, the New York Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in Brokers.

The Philadelphia Office consists of five branches with staffing resources located in Philadelphia, PA and Newark, NJ. The Philadelphia Field Office provides specialization in the areas of Drawback, Bonded Warehouses and Duty Free Shops. In addition, the Philadelphia Field Office maintains subject matter expertise in the area of Ability to Pay reviews.

The San Francisco Office consists of three branches with staffing resources located in San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA and San Jose, CA. The San Francisco Field Office provides specialization in the area of Focused Assessments. In addition, the San Francisco Field Office maintains subject matter expertise for Free Trade Agreements involving the Pacific Rim.

For general information/questions related to the importing process, please contact a local port for assistance.

Last modified: 
June 8, 2018
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