Export Administration

Office of Exporter Services (OExS):
 

This office is responsible for counseling exporters, conducting export control seminars and drafting and publishing changes to the Export Administration Regulations. It is also responsible for administering post license processes and providing compliance and management guidance to exporters.

Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director
Office of Exporter Services
Bureau of Industry and Security 

U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 2099B 

Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-3811
Fax 202-482-3322

Outreach and Educational Services Division

Rebecca Joyce, Director
Outreach and Educational Services Division
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230

Tel: 202-482-4811
Fax: 202-482-2927

General Email Inquiries l Seminar Email Inquiries

Western Regional Office

Michael Hoffman, Director
BIS Western Regional Office
2302 Martin Street, Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: 949-660-0144
Fax: 949-660-9347

General Email Inquiries l Seminars Email Inquiries 

Northern California Branch

Western Regional Office
160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 725
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408-998-8806
Fax: 408-998-8677

General Email Inquiries l Seminar Email Inquiries


Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance (NPTC):

This office is responsible for administering the Commerce Department’s multilateral export control responsibilities under the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime and the "Australia Group" (chemical and biological controls). It also administers U.S. unilateral foreign policy export controls. In addition, this office is responsible for the industrial compliance provisions of arms control and disarmament treaties (e.g., Chemical Weapons Convention and Additional Protocol) and for representing U.S. industry and security interests in the multilateral arms control and disarmament deliberations (e.g., Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention).

Alexander Lopes, Director
Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 2627
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-3825
Fax 202-482-0751

 

Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES):


This office is responsible for policy actions, export licenses, commodity classifications, license determinations, and advisory opinions for 600 series items. In addition, this office is responsible for several additional defense trade and industrial policy programs.


Michael Vaccaro, Director
Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 3876
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-4506
Fax 202-482-5650

 

Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC):

This office is responsible for issues related to national security export and reexport controls. It implements multilateral export controls for national security reasons to comply with the Wassenaar Arrangement to control the spread of dual-use goods and related technologies. It is also responsible for U.S. export control policy for encryption and administers the export licensing responsibilities for foreign nationals under the "deemed export" technology rule. It also administers the "short supply" provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. This office is responsible for policy actions, export licenses, commodity classifications, license determinations, and advisory opinions for affected commodities and is the focal point for commodity jurisdiction assessments.

Eileen Albanese, Director
Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 2616
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-0092
Fax 202-482-4094

Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE):

This office is the focal point within BIS for analyzing trade data, the impact of export controls on U.S. interests, and the capabilities of the U.S. industrial base to support the national defense. OTE works to maintain and enhance national and economic security by: analyzing export licensing and trade data; conducting primary research and analysis on critical technologies and defense-related industrial sectors; gauging the effect of the dual-use export control system on U.S. interests; investigating the effects of imports on national security; analyzing foreign availability of critical products and technologies; determining if measures are needed to protect the U.S. economy from supply shortages; and administering Technical Advisory Committees.

Gerry Horner, Director
Office of Technology Evaluation
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 1093
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-4933
Fax 202-482-5931

Export Enforcement

Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC):

The Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC) administers and enforces the antiboycott provisions set out in Part 760 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These Regulations discourage, and in certain circumstances, prohibit U.S. companies from taking specific actions in furtherance for support of an unsanctioned foreign boycott, including complying with certain requests to provide information about business relationships with a boycotted country or to refuse to do business with certain persons for boycott-related reasons. Receipts of such requests may be reportable to OAC and compliance with such requests may be prohibited by the EAR.  

Cathleen Ryan, Director
Office of Antiboycott Compliance
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 6098
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-2381
Fax 202-482-0913

 

Office of Enforcement Anaylsis (OEA):

The Office of Enforcement Analysis (OEA) supports the Export Enforcement (EE) mission by evaluating all-source information, including publicly available and government-privileged information, to: provide information to BIS and the interagency export control community to inform adjudication of export control license applications; promote U.S. exports by preventing the diversion or misuse of export controlled items abroad through end-use checks, outreach, and cooperation with foreign governments; identify potential violators of export control laws that imperil U.S. national security; and support law enforcement actions that could result in both criminal and civil penalties, thereby encouraging compliance with the U.S. export control regime. 

  

Kevin J. Kurland, Director
Office of Enforcement Anaylsis
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4065
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-4255
Fax 202-482-0971

Office of Export Enforcement (OEE):

The Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) is the largest program office in BIS with locations in 20 cities around the country. OEE Special Agents are sworn Federal law enforcement officers with authority to make arrests, execute search warrants, serve subpoenas, and detain and seize goods about to be illegally exported. OEE investigations are initiated on information and intelligence obtained from a variety of sources, and are conducted to objectively and thoroughly gather testimony and evidence of alleged or suspected violations of export control laws. OEE works closely with attorneys in the Department of Justice and the Office of Chief Counsel for Industry and Security to prosecute criminal and administrative cases

Douglas R. Hassebrock, Director
Office of Export Enforcement
Bureau of Industry and Security 
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4508
Washington, DC 20230

Tel. 202-482-5079
Fax 202-482-5889


Enforcement Field Offices

Boston Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
10 Causeway Street
Suite 253 
Boston, MA 02222
Tel: 617-565-6030
Fax: 617-565-6039

Chicago Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
One Oakbrook Terrace
Suite 804
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: 630-705-7010
Fax: 630-424-0118

Dallas Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
225 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 820
Irving, TX 75062
Tel: 214-296-1060
Fax: 214-496-0647

Houston Resident Office

Office of Export Enforcement
15109 Heathrow Forest Parkway
Suite 170
Houston, TX 77032
Tel: 281-372-7130
Fax: 281-590-3931

Los Angeles Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
2601 Main Street
Suite 310 
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel:949-251-9001
Fax: 949-251-9103

Miami Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
200 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1800 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel: 954-356-7540
Fax: 954-356-7549

New York Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement 
1200 South Avenue
Suite 104
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel: 718-370-0070
Fax: 718-370-0826

San Jose Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 725
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408-291-4204
Fax: 408-291-4320

Washington Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
381 Elden Street
Suite 1125
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel: 703-487-9300
Fax: 703-487-9463

Office of Technology Evaluation

BIS Senior Management Team:

Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Daniel O. Hill, Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration

David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement

Donald G. Salo, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement

Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration

John T. Masterson, Jr., Chief Counsel for Industry and Security


 

Organizational Structure, Mission and Statutory Authority

The historic mission of the Department of Commerce is “to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce” of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation’s economic development and technological advancement.
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