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Global Trade Investigations

Global Trade Investigations

Global Trade Investigations

HSI’s Global Trade Investigations (GTI) Division provides oversight and support for investigations of U.S. import and export laws to ensure national security, protect the public’s health and safety, and to stop predatory and illegal trade practices.

The GTI Division oversees HSI’s efforts to combat global intellectual property theft and spearheads HSI’s role in policing the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods on websites, social media and the dark web. HSI’s intellectual property investigations are prioritized to protect the health and safety of U.S. consumers, U.S. economic interests and U.S. government supply chains. The GTI Division also manages HSI’s commercial fraud portfolio, which aims to combat predatory and illegal trade practices that threaten the U.S. economy and national security, and restrict the competitiveness of U.S. industry in world markets. The GTI Division also manages the counter-proliferation investigations program, which focuses on preventing hostile nations and terrorist groups from obtaining U.S. military equipment, dual-use technology, weapons of mass destruction and nuclear materials.

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and the Export Enforcement Coordination Center are both led by HSI’s GTI Division and are at the forefront of the federal government’s response to combatting global intellectual property theft and the enforcement of U.S. international trade laws.

Updated: 01/08/2021