Directory of Logistics Regulators - The United States

Issue Area Affecting Logistics Based on Door-to-Door Delivery Agency in Charge and Contact Information Where to Access Specific Information
International Transport 1.  International Air freight Transport Rights Designated Agency/s: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of International Aviation 
Address:
  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
www.dot.gov 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intlaviation.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic):
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/X-40%20Role_Files/x40phonelist.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information relating to air traffic rights for air freight service providers:

http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/index.htm

2.  Cross-border land transit and transport rights Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of International Transportation & Trade and/or; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); or Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation's (SLSDC) 
Address:  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: 202-366-7417 
Website: 
www.dot.gov    http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intradetrans.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic):
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html   http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intradetranscontact.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information relating to cross-border transit policies and operations (if applicable)

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ 
http://www.fra.dot.gov/ 
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ 
http://www.seaway.dot.gov/

3.  International Maritime Transport Designated Agency/s: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of International Transportation & Trade and/or the Maritime Administration 
Address: 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not Available 
Website: 
www.dot.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intradetranscontact.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information relating to vessel docking, and onward carriage of international cargo

http://www.marad.dot.gov/

Customs & Trade Facilitation 4.  Customs Valuation, Duties, Taxes and Payment Designated Agency/s:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of International Trade, Regulations and Rulings 
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20229 
Tel: 202-325-0100 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.cbp.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): Not available 
Email Address: Not available
For information for freight forwarders on payment of duties and taxes

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/

5.  AEO Programs Designated Agency/s:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism 
Address:
  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20229 
Tel:  202-344-1180 
Fax: 202-344-2626 
Website: 
http://www.cbp.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): Not available 
Email Address:
industry.partnership@dhs.gov
For information on AEO Program policies and criteria (if applicable)

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/cargo_security/ctpat/what_ctpat/ctpat_overview.xml

6.  Customs brokerage services - Licensing Designated Agency/s: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of International Trade, Trade Facilitation and Administration, Broker Compliance Branch 
Address:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  
ATTN: 1400 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20229 
Tel:  202-863-6000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.cbp.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address: Not available
For information on permit or license associated with providing customs brokerage services

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_programs/broker/brokers.xml

Domestic Regulation 7.  Market access / foreign investment – licensing Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of International Aviation (for foreign air carrier licensing
Address:  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
www.dot.gov 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intlaviation.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/X-40%20Role_Files/x40phonelist.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information on starting a foreign invested business

http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/index.htm

8.  Cargo Handling – licensing/permits Designated Agency/s: Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration  
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.marad.dot.gov/index.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information on policies relating to cargo handling services and licensing (if applicable)

http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships_shipping_landing_page/ships_and_shipping_landing_page.htm

9.  Port Management Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration  
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.marad.dot.gov/index.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information on Port Regulation including foreign investment in port management

http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports_landing_page/ports_landing_page.htm

10.  Logistics – licensing Designated Agency/s: Not applicable 
Address:  
Tel:  
Fax:  
Website:   
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
For information on licensing or permits associated with provision of logistics services (if applicable)
11. Freight forwarding – licensing   Ocean Freight Forwarder 
Designated Agency/s:  Federal Maritime Commission, Office of Transportation Intermediaries 
Address: Not available 
Tel: +1 (202) 523-5843 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.fmc.gov/  
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.fmc.gov/home/contact_us.asp  
Email Address:
oti@fmc.gov 

Air Freight Forwarder 
Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of International Aviation (for foreign air carrier licensing) 
Address:  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
www.dot.govhttp://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/intlaviation.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic):
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/X-40%20Role_Files/x40phonelist.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html

For information on licensing or permits associated with provision of freight forwarding services (if applicable)

Ocean Freight Forwarder: http://www.fmc.gov/bureaus/OfficeofTransportationIntermediaries.asp 

Air Freight Forwarder: http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/index.htm

12. Domestic transport rights Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); or Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation's (SLSDC); Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Address:  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590

Or

Designated Agency/s:  The Federal Aviation Administration 
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20591 
Tel:1-866-TELL-FAA (1-866-835-5322) 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
www.dot.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html

For information on domestic air, land, and sea transport rights

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ 
http://www.fra.dot.gov/ 
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ 
http://www.seaway.dot.gov/ 
http://www.faa.gov/

13. Warehousing – licensing Designated Agency/s: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol -  
Address: See Official U.S. Ports of Entry 
Tel: See Official U.S. Ports of Entry 
Fax: See Official U.S. Ports of Entry 
Website: 
www.cbp.gov  
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): Contact the local official U.S. port of entry 
Email Address: See Official U.S. Ports of Entry
For information related to licensing or permit associated with the provision of warehousing services

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Bonded Warehouses (Publication # 0000-0537): http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/publications/trade/bond_warehouses.ctt/bonded_20wh2 

Locate an Official U.S. Port of Entry: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/

14. Postal Permits (if applicable) Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of Aviation Analysis 
Address:
  1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax:  
Website: 
www.dot.gov 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic):
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/aviatanalysis.htm 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For postal related information if applicable to the operation of logistics business 

49 USC 41903: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:%2B49USC41903 

http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/aviatanalysis.htm

15.  Vehicle operation Designated Agency/s:  Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Administration 
Address: 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590 
Tel: 202-366-3000 
Fax: Not available 
Website: 
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html 
Email Address:
http://www.dot.gov/contact.html
For information related to motor vehicle registration and licensing for commercial purposes

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/registration-licensing.htm


Updated as of October 2009