What is Commodity Jurisdiction? 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 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 requirements. Research and visual compliance can be somewhat tricky. This is where Watson & Associates’ professionals can help.
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
- Visual compliance and continuing commodity jurisdiction 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 commodity jurisdiction submission to the State Department
- ITAR compliance checklist drafting
As ITAR compliance consultants and export control lawyers, we frequently help companies 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 Commodity Jurisdiction Lawyers and Consultants at 1-866-601-5518.
What is a Commodity Jurisdiction Request?
An ITAR commodity jurisdiction 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 services covered by the U.S. Munitions List (USML), subject to the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR).
We help to review the SML 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 request a commodity jurisdiction request for a formal determination.
Nationwide and Overseas Help
Watson’s export control law firm and ITAR consultants represent commercial businesses through the United States with US export requirements and commodity jurisdiction request issues in all states. We help commercial and government contractors with 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 with DDTC and ITAR commodity jurisdiction requests, call us at 1-866-601-5518 for a Free Initial Consultation.