Office of Field Operations

Trade Investigations Division

Director, Trade Investigations Division

Robert Angelo


The Trade Investigations Division (TID) is comprised of investigators who ensure industry compliance with the laws and regulations TTB administers.

What We Do

This division provides assistance and advice about the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, the Internal Revenue Code, and all related regulations to TTB employees, other federal and state agencies, members of the alcohol and tobacco industries, and the public.

TID investigators:

  • Ensure only qualified applicants are granted permits to engage in the production and distribution of alcohol and tobacco.
  • Investigate allegations of trade practice violations in the marketplace.
  • Examine Certificates of Label Approvals (COLAs) to deter unauthorized usage.
  • Promote voluntary compliance with the laws and regulations enforced by TTB.
  • Prevent misleading labeling and advertising of alcohol beverages.
  • Insure public safety by responding to credible information suggesting a health-related contamination or adulteration of an alcohol product.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected alcohol or tobacco tax evasion.

TID Resources

Description: CONTACT US
For more information about TID, contact us at 202-453-2271, or by email at

Please direct correspondence to:

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


Page last reviewed/updated: 02/04/2015

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