For manufacturers of products that require military standard (MIL-STD) testing, but have more of a commercial than military application, the product may be exempted from restrictive provisions in the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
If after reviewing the U.S. Munitions List 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 Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) determination from the U.S. Department of State.
Some resources to help with the application:
- All CJ requests must be submitted electronically using the 5-page DS-4076 CJ request form
- FAQs regarding the CJ process
- For general questions on CJ, contact the Response Team at (202) 663-1282 or DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov
Applicants are not required to be listed with the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls to submit a CJ request. Following a successful submission and electronic confirmation receipt, the applicant will receive a Commodity Jurisdiction case number via email within 48 hours.