(a) Any U.S. person, wherever located, and any foreign person located in the United States or otherwise subject to the jurisdiction of the United States (notwithstanding § 120.1(c)), who engages in the business of brokering activities (as defined in this part) with respect to the manufacture, export, import, or transfer of any defense article or defense service subject to the controls of this subchapter (see part 121) or any “foreign defense article or defense service” (as defined in § 129.2) is required to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
(b)Exemptions. Registration under this section is not required for:
(1) Employees of the United States Government acting in official capacity.
(2) Employees of foreign governments or international organizations acting in official capacity.
(3)Persons exclusively in the business of financing, transporting, or freight forwarding, whose business activities do not also include brokering defense articles or defense services. For example, air carriers and freight forwarders who merely transport or arrange transportation for licensed United States Munitions List items are not required to register, nor are banks or credit companies who merely provide commercially available lines or letters of credit to persons registered in accordance with part 122 of this subchapter required to register. However, banks, firms, or other persons providing financing for defense articles or defense services would be required to register under certain circumstances, such as where the bank or its employees are directly involved in arranging arms deals as defined in § 129.2(a) or hold title to defense articles, even when no physical custody of defense articles is involved.