The purpose of a commodity jurisdiction (CJ) request is to determine whether an item or service is covered by the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and therefore subject to 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 after reviewing the USML and other relevant parts of the ITAR, in particular ITAR §120.3 and §120.4, you are unsure of the export jurisdiction of an item or service, you should request a CJ determination.
Effective November 21, 2016, all CJ request must be submitted via DECCS. All other submissions will be Returned Without Action.
Applicants should read and familiarize themselves with the information contained in this section prior to completing and submitting the form.
DS-4076 Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Request Form: The DS-4076 form depicted below is fully expanded form to display all possible questions that may be asked of applicants. Please note, when filling out your submission in DECCS, only those questions relevant to your particular situation will appear.
For informational purposes only click here to view the entire DS-4076 data collection. (PDF, 120KB) To complete and submit a DS-4076 go to https://cj.pmddtc.state.gov.
Guidelines and Instructions
Supporting Documentation Templates
Having read the information contained in the tutorial and having completed the form, with all relevant attachments included, you are ready to submit.
To create and submit a DS-4076 go to the DECCS CJ application.
Search on ELISA (http://elisa.dtsa.mil/) system to find your current CJ Status. Please note it will take 24 to 48 business hours after submision for your case to appear in ELISA.
Note: Registration with DDTC not required
If you have any questions about your status please contact the Response Team at (202) 663-1282.
For general questions on commodity jurisdiction, including preparation of forms and status of your request, please contact the Response Team at (202) 663-1282 or by email at DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov.
For technical issues or questions concerning creating, editing, saving or submitting the DS-4076, please contact the Help Desk at (202) 663-2838 or by email at DTradeHelpDesk@state.gov.