Department of State Proposes to Amend ITAR Regarding Brokering Activities

On December 19, 2011, the Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that amends part 129 and other related sections of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities. 

The proposed amendments are intended to clarify relevant activity definitions and registration requirements, the scope of brokering activities, prior approval requirements and exemptions, procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance, and reporting and recordkeeping of such activities. 

Comments to the State Department on the proposed rule are due by February 17, 2012.