Mr. Nii is the Director of the Inter-Agency Collaboration Division in Customs and Border
Protection’s (CBP) Office of International Trade where he oversees the Participating Government Agency Branch, Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC), and the Quota Enforcement and Administrative Branch.
Mr. Nii was formerly a Program Manager at CBP’s National Targeting Center for Cargo (NTC-C) in Herndon, Virginia where he helped initiate the Integrated Trade Targeting Network (ITTN) to support CBP’s commercial targeting mission.
Previously, he served as the CBP Attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Singapore (2007-2013) where he represented CBP in an Area of Responsibility of 14 countries that include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, and island nations in Oceania. As CBP’s representative within this region, he addressed CBP’s issues of concern and programs related to cargo security, trade enforcement, and travel security.
Before being posted to Singapore, Mr. Nii worked in CBP’s Office of Field Operations (2001 to 2007) where he managed the development and implementation of cargo targeting via the Automated Targeting
System (ATS) for risks related to security, narcotics and trade enforcement. He developed and
implemented threshold targeting for security threats related to cargo in the sea, truck, rail, air, and air express consignment environments. He also focused on developing specialized cargo targeting solutions for Federal Express, agro-terrorism initiatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bio-terrorism and pharmaceuticals initiatives with FDA, and targeting commodities for potential intellectual property rights violations. Mr. Nii also managed the development and implementation of training related to targeting and analysis, and led international efforts to harmonize targeting methodologies with Japan, Canada, and the European Union.
Prior to his work in the Office of Field Operations, Mr. Nii worked as an International Trade Manager in the Office of Strategic Trade of the U.S. Customs Service where he developed and implemented the Trend Analysis and Analytical Selectivity Program (TAP) and was instrumental in helping develop and implement the Agency’s Trade Risk Management Process. He started his career in 1988 with Customs in the Port of San Francisco as an Import Specialist.
Mr. Nii has a Bachelor’s degree in geophysical science and a Master’s degree in political geography.