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USA. 2012 ‘Regulation of Arms Brokers, Legal and Enforcement Tools.’ National Report of the United States of America on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations. 3 August

Relevant contents

Section II, Para 14: Regulation of Arms Brokers, Legal and Enforcement Tools

U.S. Laws and Policies Supportive of the UN POA

By law, all U.S. manufacturers, temporary importers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles on the USML must register with DDTC. (Note: ATF licenses permanent importers. End Note.) All U.S. persons (citizens, nationals and permanent resident aliens) in the U.S. or overseas, and foreign persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, are subject to the U.S. brokering law. This includes U.S. persons who engage in the brokering of any defense articles and defense services (whether U.S. or foreign origin), wherever located, and foreign persons who engage in the brokering of U.S. defense articles and defense services in the U.S. or overseas.

All brokers registered with DDTC must submit an annual report on their brokering activities irrespective of whether a transaction was completed or not and the authorization under which the brokering activities occurred.

A list of individuals and entities debarred from participating in an arms export or engagement in brokering activities can be found at For persons who are otherwise ineligible, to include ineligible to engage in U.S. government contracts, see or other U.S. government websites…

[USML = United States Munitions List; DDTC = Directorate of Defense Trade Controls]

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