46 U.S. Code § 40901 - License requirement

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(a) In General.— A person in the United States may not act as an ocean transportation intermediary unless the person holds an ocean transportation intermediary’s license issued by the Federal Maritime Commission. The Commission shall issue a license to a person that the Commission determines to be qualified by experience and character to act as an ocean transportation intermediary.
(b) Exception.— A person whose primary business is the sale of merchandise may forward shipments of the merchandise for its own account without an ocean transportation intermediary’s license.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–304, § 7,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1538.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
40901(a)
46 App.:1718(a).
Pub. L. 98–237, § 19(a), (d), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 87, 88; Pub. L. 105–258, title I, § 116, Oct. 14, 1998, 112 Stat. 1912.
40901(b)
46 App.:1718(d).

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46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 501 - THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION—GENERAL

46 CFR Part 515 - LICENSING, FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND GENERAL DUTIES FOR OCEAN TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES

46 CFR Part 535 - OCEAN COMMON CARRIER AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR AGREEMENTS SUBJECT TO THE SHIPPING ACT OF 1984

46 CFR Part 545 - INTERPRETATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF POLICY

 

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