Commodity Jurisdictions

Trade Compliance Group

Commodity Jurisdictions

Are your products or services subject to export controls administered by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security?

The purpose of a commodity jurisdiction (CJ) is to determine if your product or service is subject to the export controls administered by the U.S. Department of State pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

If your product is or was specially designed for a military application, or your company provides defense services, it is likely either is covered by the U.S. Munitions List (USML). However, as a result of the Export Control Reform initiative, some items can be released from control under the ITAR and moved to the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

If you are unsure if your product or defense service is subject to the ITAR, or if you want to find out if your product can be released from the ITAR controls of the USML and moved to the Commerce Control List (CCL), a CJ is the answer. Our consultants have extensive expertise in preparing and submitting commodity jurisdictions, and can assist in obtaining the necessary export authorization from either jurisdiction.

Contact us to learn more about the Trade Compliance Group’s commodity jurisdiction services.


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