Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Office Gets New Chief
The Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced this week the selection of John Lom as director of TTB's International Trade Division. Lom joins ITD from TTB’s Office of the Chief Counsel, where he has served as the acting chief counsel, deputy chief counsel and assistant chief counsel for tax and trade. During his time with TTB and, previously, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, he has worked on numerous tax, labeling and production matters as well as international projects.
Earlier in his career Lom served 20 years with the International Affairs and Commodity Programs Division in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Agriculture. While at USDA he worked on foreign food donation and agricultural development programs, government contracts, World Trade Organization dispute proceedings, administrative proceedings and civil litigation, and legislation. He also served a detail at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he worked on wine trade matters in the Office of Agricultural Affairs.