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.
CJ Team Notes:
Applicants must download and use the most recent version of the form available under the EFS TAB. All prior versions will be rejected. Applicants are advised to always use the current version on-line versus saving a copy to their desktop and re-using it.
- COMMODITY JURISDICTION (CJ) REQUESTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IN DTRADE.
- APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED WITH DDTC TO SUBMIT A CJ REQUEST PER 22 CFR 120.4(b).
- Electronic Submission: DDTC is now processing CJ requests using an open net, web based application system. Applicants are now able to submit CJ requests through an on-line application using the DS-4076 Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Request Form with attachments for other relevant data. Please use the link below to download the DS-4076 form. You will need to save the form to a local drive, then fill it out and add any attachments including the signature page, which must be printed, signed, and scanned into the form as an attachment.
- Returned Without Action (RWA) CJ Requests: In the event you have submitted a CJ request and have received a notice from DDTC indicating it has been RWA, we ask that any resubmission include the additional information requested in the RWA notice. We recommend that you include the DDTC RWA letter as an attachment to your new CJ submission. Your resubmission will be processed as a new CJ request and should be submitted accordingly as a new DS-4076.
- CJ Case Number: After successful submission of the DS-4076 CJ package through the EFS Portal, the applicant will receive an electronic confirmation receipt immediately. If the applicant does not receive an electronic confirmation receipt, which includes a unique transaction number, the submission has failed and the applicant must resubmit. Following a successful submission and electronic confirmation receipt, the applicant will receive a Commodity Jurisdiction case number via email within 48 hours.
Effective September 2, 2010, all CJ requests must be submitted electronically using the DS-4076 form. Paper submissions received after that date will be Returned Without Action. See Federal Register Notice
Commodity Jurisdiction Menu:
Tutorial: Applicants should read and familiarize themselves with the information contained in this section prior to completing and submitting the form.
- Guidlines and Instructions:
Submit: Having read the information contained in the tutorial and having completed the form, with all relevant attachments included, you are ready to submit.
Check CJ Status: (Registration with DDTC not required)
- Electronic DS-4076:
- Search on ELISA (http://elisa.dtsa.mil/) system to find your current CJ Status
- If you have any questions about your status please contact the Response Team at (202) 663-1282.
General Questions on Commodity Jurisdiction:
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 downloading and submitting the form, please contact the Help Desk at (202) 663-2838 or by email at DTradeHelpDesk@state.gov.