Ms. Elva Muñeton
Assistant Director for Trade
Los Angeles Field Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Elva Muneton serves as the Assistant Director of Trade for Customs and Border Protection at the Field Office in Los Angeles, California. Her responsibilities include oversight of international trade operations for the Los Angeles ports of entry, including the LA/Long Beach Seaport and the Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Field Office is the largest in terms of international trade, processing over 4.4 Million maritime containers and 86 Million air cargo/parcel shipments per year.
Ms. Muneton is presently serving as the Acting Executive Director for Office of Trade leading the Uyghur Force Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) implementation task force. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden on December 23, 2021 and it expands upon CBP’s enforcement of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930.
Ms. Muneton also served as the Assistant Port Director for Trade at the LA/Long Beach Seaport, as well as the Assistant Port Director for Trade at LAX. In her role, Ms. Muneton had direct oversight over the entire trade cargo division. Ms. Muneton has a B.S. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Muneton is a subject matter expert in Intellectual Property Rights enforcement and represented CBP at the International Law Enforcement Academy in 2008 in Lima, Peru.
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