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International Affairs Division

Director, International Affairs Division

Karen Welch


The International Affairs Division (IAD) serves a key role in educating foreign governments about the unique mission and structure of TTB and facilitating the import/export trade in beverage and industrial alcohol. IAD coordinates briefings and other liaison activities for the foreign alcohol and tobacco industry members and foreign government officials.

What We Do

IAD responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and other federal executive departments to create worldwide opportunities for economic development and technological progress.
  • Working with other TTB program subject matter experts and the Chief Counsel to serve as the technical advisor and authority on U.S. alcohol beverage laws, regulations, and policy.
  • Assisting the USTR in the worldwide expansion of market access for U.S. goods and services and assisting in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreement issues related to wine and spirits.

See our Who We Are brochure.

IAD Resources


Description: CONTACT US
For more information contact IAD online, by phone at 202-453-2260, or by fax at 202-453-2970. 

Please direct correspondence to:

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Director, International Affairs Division
1310 G Street, NW, Box 12
Washington, DC 20005

Description: CONTACT US
All industry operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should visit our Contact Us page for additional TTB contact information.


Page last reviewed/updated: 01/22/2018

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