• Electronic CJ Process Starts November 21

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published an Industry Notice on October 21 stating that effective Wednesday, November 16th at 5 pm EST, the Department of State will no longer use the Electronic Form Submission (EFS) application to accept Commodity Jurisdiction (DS-4076) applications.

Beginning Monday, November 21st at 8 am EST, users will submit Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) applications via the Defense Export Control and Compliance (DECCS) CJ application.

DDTC held a webinar on October 14, 2016, which provided a brief overview of the status of its IT Modernization effort and a demonstration of the new CJ (DS-4076) interface. For more information, please see the links below.

Click here to read | Recorded webinar | Presentation slides

  • New “Guidelines for Agreements” Effective November 15

Revision 4.4b of DDTC’s “Guidelines for Preparing Agreements” will become effective November 15, 2016.

DDTC has posted the updated document, which may be found here. There is a Summary of Changes included which describes the revisions.

  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update 2016

BIS held its Update 2016 Conference on Export Controls and Policy October 31 – November 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. All of the conference presentations may be found here.