What is an ITAR Commodity Jurisdiction Request? The Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C 2778(a) and 2794(7)) provides that the President shall designate the articles and services deemed to be defense articles and defense services. State Department administers this process under 22 CFR 120.3 and 120.4.
Companies in the import and export business sometimes need to find out whether a particular item or service is subject to the US export licensing authority of the Department of Commerce or the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Having a generic ITAR compliance checklist may not always contain the necessary commodity trading requirements. Research and visual compliance can be somewhat tricky. This is where Watson & Associates’ professionals can help.
Import and Export Commodity Jurisdiction Request Consulting and Legal Services
At Watson & Associates, LLC, our export control lawyers and ITAR compliance consultants provide detailed guidance and compliance consulting services to small and large businesses seeking help with commodity jurisdiction issues in the import export industries.
In addition to export declaration form compliance, we also help with the following:
- Reducing risk of violations with import and export operations
- commodity trading and commerce control list matters
- Visual compliance and continuing support
- Consulting and support for companies to determine if products or services can be considered for commodity jurisdiction
- Research of the US government’s procurement database for internal jurisdiction determinations
- Drafting and review of information requirements for submission to the State Department
- ITAR compliance checklist drafting
As ITAR compliance consultants and export control lawyers, we frequently help companies on the commerce control list to adequately prepare and submit DDTC commodity jurisdiction requests to identify the proper licensing authority for an item. See also how we help with Import Export Compliance Manual & ITAR Checklist.
For a Free Initial Consultation, Call our ITAR Lawyers and Import and Export Consultants at 1-866-601-5518.
What is a Commodity Jurisdiction Request?
An ITAR commodity jurisdiction request or commodity classification request is used to determine Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is the licensing agency for exports subject to the Export Administration Regulations EAR, while DDTC licenses defense articles and servisces covered by the U.S. Munitions List (USML), subject to the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR requirements).
We help to review the commerce control list and other relevant parts of the ITAR, §120.3 and §120.4. When it is unclear about the export jurisdiction of an item or service, our consultants help business to prepare and request a formal determination.
Nationwide and Overseas Commodity Trading Compliance Help
Watson’s export control law firm and ITAR consultants represent commercial businesses through the United States with US export requirements and ITAR commodity jurisdiction request issues in all states. We help commercial and government contractors with Export Administration Regulations and ITARS in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming export control compliance consultants.
For immediate help commodity classification requests and with ITAR requirements, Export Administration Regulations EAR and commodity jurisdiction requests, call us at 1-866-601-5518 for a Free Initial Consultation.