3 Key Changes In The New Export Control Brokering Rule

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State recently clarified what it means to be a broker under the country's regulations on arms trading and other defense-related exports, a revision attorneys say was long overdue and offers better direction to exporters — and their lawyers.

The State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls on Aug. 26 published an interim final rule intended to clarify the definitions of a “broker” and “brokering activities” under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Companies and individuals that qualify as brokers under the ITAR,...
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