We counsel clients on Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) procedures for existing, new or redesignated articles or service. A CJ procedure can help clients streamline inventory and product catalogues and reduce confusion among different parts of, or personnel within, the company. The CJ procedure is an essential first step in any meaningful compliance process. In the defense trade, properly used CJs are key to building customer confidence as to what is being bought and incorporated into their end-item. For clients whose portfolios run the spectrum from defense to commercial, a CJ is used to eliminate concerns regarding the flow of military technology to commercial applications and increase confidence in high-stakes transactions. A CJ request may assist in eliminating unfair practices and incorrect claims by competitors. Most importantly, the CJ determination will allow for confidence and planning concerning any particular issue.