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Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) Requests

For years, the Office of Trade (OT) has provided import data to Importers of Record, to filers, and to their legal representatives, who have submitted requests to OST under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This collection of information is called ITRAC - Importer Trade Activity. ITRAC is company-specific import data placed in an MS-Access 97 database, and provided on CD-Rom for a processing fee.

Please allow 3-6 weeks for processing of your data request. (Please note: This time frame is based on no problems occurring). At the completion of your request, you will receive a payment invoice by fax or email, so that you can comply with the Prompt Payment Act.

Approximate payment range is $250.00 - $300.00. All checks should be addressed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Checks drawn from foreign banks are not acceptable as payment for FOIA processing.

Available ITRAC information includes the following:

  • Country of Export
  • Country of Origin
  • Discrepancy Types
  • Entered Value
  • Entry Date
  • Entry Number
  • Entry Type
  • Est. Duty/Rate
  • Est. Tax
  • Exams
  • Export Date
  • Filer
  • HTS Number/Desc.
  • Manuf. ID
  • Mode of Transport
  • Port of Lading/Unlading
  • Related Party Status
  • Special Program Ind.
  • Ultimate Consignee 

Request must be in writing and may be submitted by mail or email.

Mail written requests on company letterhead to:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Office of Trade
Trade Analytics and Innovation Division
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,  9th Floor
Washington, DC  20229-1142


Email to: 

Requests for import data can only be made by authorized company officers, and should include the following information:

  • Importer number(s)
  • Time period desired
  • State that the request is being made under FOIA regulations
  • Agreement to pay for costs of getting the import data
  • Name and address of any third party authorized to receive the data

See a sample request:  Sample ITRAC Request Template

ITRAC requests are processed in the order in which they are received. ITRAC requests are:

  • individually validated and logged
  • receipted within 20 days to the requestor, stating whether we will provide the data
  • assigned a unique request control number
  • turnaround of all available import data is generally within three weeks of receipt

Payment for an ITRAC request under FOIA ranges generally from $250 through $300, and is due upon receipt of ITRAC. Please include the request control number with all payments and correspondence for ITRAC.

Payments must be submitted via overnight courier to the address and attention name below:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Office of Trade
90 K Street, N.E., 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20229-1177
ATTN: Yolanda Miller


Payments can now be made using by searching ITRAC 

Inquiries on current or possible future ITRAC requests may be sent to:

Last Modified: Mar 15, 2019