ITAR SECTIONS 120.3 and 120.4 – How to StructureYour Classification Approach and Draft a CJ Request

October 21, 2014 11:00am

Kristin Smith
Executive Director, International Trade Compliance
UTC Aerospace Systems (Rockford, IL)

Joseph D. Gustavus
Miller Canfield

Michael Laychak
Deputy Director Defense Technology Security Administration
U.S. Department of Defense (Washington, DC)

Tony Dearth
Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State

Through a review of sample CJs, best practices and common pitfalls, this hands-on, practical session will provide you with a solid foundation for preparing CJ requests and deciding when to file a CJ instead of conducting a self-determination. The session will also address how DDTC and DTSA review CJ requests, and recent trends in jurisdictional determinations.

  • Preparing a CJ request: What you need to submit, what supporting material to include and other key elements
  • DDTC Guidelines for preparing CJ requests: What the State Department expects and how to expedite the process
  • Who should prepare CJ requests and when
  • Key factors affecting CJ determinations: Recent trends in rulings and lessons learned
  • How to interpret CJ determinations, and what you can do with the CJ after you obtain it