Request Info on Yourself

Consider submitting a Privacy Act request rather than a FOIA request if you believe that the records you want are filed under your name, Social Security Number (SSN), or other personal identifier. Privacy Act requesters do not pay search fees but do pay $ .16 cents per page released. Official Personnel Folders (OPFs) are the most frequently requested Privacy Act Files. For detailed information on the Privacy Act (PA), 5 U.S.C. 552a, see the Department of Justice Text on the Privacy Act.

To submit a Privacy Act request for records maintained by the International Trade Administration, choose one of the following methods:

Mail: Mark the outside of the envelope, "Privacy Act Request" and mail to the following address:

International Trade Administration
Freedom of Information Officer
Room 4001
14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230

Fax:  Fax all requests to Sheila Wright, FOIA Officer at (202) 482-1584 or

E-mail: Forward all requests via e-mail to