A voluntary self-disclosure (VSD) is a narrative account with supporting documentation that describes violations or suspected violations of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). A VSD reflects due diligence in detecting, and correcting potential violation(s) when required information was not reported or when incorrect information was provided that violates the FTR.
VSDs must be submitted in writing, on company letterhead, and addressed to:
Chief, International Trade Management Division
U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 6K032
Suitland, MD 20746 (if sent by courier) or Washington DC 20233 (if sent by USPS)
VSDs should include:
Note: Below is a sample VSD letter that can be used as a guide when preparing a complete VSD. Please be mindful that the sample VSD letter contains specific information for a particular scenario. Refer to FTR section 30.74 to ensure all required items are included when submitting a VSD.
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Exports: $187.9 Billion
Imports: $228.7 Billion
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