State Department - Changes to ITAR concerning brokers, brokering activities 

August 23:  The U.S. State Department today released for publication in the Federal Register an interim final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities and to related provisions of the ITAR.

The interim final rule [PDF 280 KB] clarifies the rules concerning:


  • Registration requirements
  • The scope of brokering activities
  • Prior approval requirements and exemptions
  • Procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance
  • Reporting and recordkeeping of such activities

Conforming and technical changes are made to other parts of the ITAR that affect export as well as brokering activities.


Comments are due 45 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 26, 2013.


This interim final rule is effective 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.



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