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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests:

Questions or filings in Docketed Proceedings, Commission Sunshine Act Meetings, or Press Inquiries, please contact the FMC’s

Assistance with household goods, cargo shipment disputes, and passenger vessel complaints:

Dispute Resolution Service Request – Cargo (FMC-33)

Dispute Resolution Service Request – Cruise (FMC-32)

Contact the Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services:
Phone: 202-523-5807

To find out if an OTI or moving company is licensed by the FMC

View the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) List

For Information on how to apply for an OTI License:

Visit our How to Become FMC Licensed page

Questions regarding Service Contracts, Tariffs and Carrier/MTO Agreements:

Contact the Bureau of Trade Analysis:
Phone: 202-523-5796

For Information about OTI Regulatory Requirements:

Visit our Ocean Transportation Intermediaries resource page

Additional Points of Contact:

Visit the Commissioners’ Pages for individual contact information

Visit the Bureaus & Offices Page and click on the office you’d like to contact

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800 North Capitol Street, N.W
Washington, D.C. 20573

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