31 CFR 539.204 - Exempt transactions.

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§ 539.204 Exempt transactions.

(a) Personal communications. The prohibitions contained in this part do not apply to any postal, telegraphic, telephonic, or other personal communication, which does not involve the transfer of anything of value.

(b) Information or informational materials.

(1) The prohibitions contained in this part do not apply to the importation from any country, or to the exportation to any country, whether commercial or otherwise, regardless of format or medium of transmission, of any information or informational materials as defined in § 539.308, or any transaction directly incident to such importation or exportation.

(2) Paragraph (b)(1) of this section does not exempt from regulation or authorize transactions related to information or informational materials not fully created and in existence at the date of the transaction, or to the substantive or artistic alteration or enhancement of information or informational materials, or to the provision of marketing and business consulting services. Examples of prohibited transactions include, but are not limited to, payment of advances for information or informational materials not yet created and completed (with the exception of prepaid subscriptions for mass-market magazines and other periodical publications that are widely-circulated); importation into the United States of services to market, produce or co-produce, create, or assist in the creation of information or informational materials; and payment of royalties to a designated foreign person with respect to income received for enhancements or alterations made by U.S. persons to informational or informational materials imported from a designated foreign person.

(3) Paragraph (b)(1) of this section does not exempt from regulation or authorize the importation into the United States of or transactions incident to the importation into the United States or leasing of telecommunications transmission facilities (such as satellite links or dedicated lines) for use in the transmission of any data.

(c) Travel. The prohibitions contained in this part do not apply to transactions ordinarily incident to travel to or from any country, including importation of accompanied baggage for personal use, maintenance within any country including payment of living expenses and acquisition of goods or services for personal use, and arrangement or facilitation of such travel including nonscheduled air, sea, or land voyages.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 3 - THE PRESIDENT

§ 2751 - Need for international defense cooperation and military export controls; Presidential waiver; report to Congress; arms sales policy

§ 2752 - Coordination with foreign policy

§ 2753 - Eligibility for defense services or defense articles

§ 2754 - Purposes for which military sales or leases by the United States are authorized; report to Congress

§ 2755 - Discrimination prohibited if based on race, religion, national origin, or sex

§ 2756 - Foreign intimidation and harassment of individuals in United States

§ 2761 - Sales from stocks

§ 2762 - Procurement for cash sales

§ 2763 - Credit sales

§ 2764 - Guaranties

§ 2765 - Annual estimate and justification for sales program

§ 2766 - Security assistance surveys

§ 2767 - Authority of President to enter into cooperative projects with friendly foreign countries

§ 2767a - Repealed. Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title IX, § 931(d)(2), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1535

§ 2768 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1064(a), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 445

§ 2769 - Foreign military construction sales

§ 2770 - General authority

§ 2770a - Exchange of training and related support

§ 2771 - Military sales authorizations and ceilings

§ 2772 - Repealed. Pub. L. 102–429, title I, § 112(e), Oct. 21, 1992, 106 Stat. 2195

§ 2773 - Restraint in arms sales to Sub-Saharan Africa

§ 2774 - Foreign military sales credit standards

§ 2775 - Foreign military sales to less developed countries

§ 2776 - Reports and certifications to Congress on military exports

§ 2776a - Repealed. Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title X, § 1062(d)(4), Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1585

§ 2777 - Fiscal provisions relating to foreign military sales credits

§ 2778 - Control of arms exports and imports

§ 2778a - Exportation of uranium depleted in the isotope 235

§ 2779 - Fees of military sales agents

§ 2779a - Prohibition on incentive payments

§ 2780 - Transactions with countries supporting acts of international terrorism

§ 2781 - Transactions with countries not fully cooperating with United States antiterrorism efforts

§ 2785 - End-use monitoring of defense articles and defense services

§ 2791 - General provisions

§ 2792 - Administrative expenses

§ 2793 - Other provisions unaffected

§ 2794 - Definitions

§ 2795 - Fund

§ 2795a - Use and transfer of items procured by Fund

§ 2795b - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–164, title I, § 145(a), July 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 1434

§ 2796 - Leasing authority

§ 2796a - Reports to Congress

§ 2796b - Legislative review procedures

§ 2796c - Applicability of other statutory provisions

§ 2796d - Loan of materials, supplies, and equipment for research and development purposes

§ 2797 - Licensing

§ 2797a - Denial of transfer of missile equipment or technology by United States persons

§ 2797b - Transfers of missile equipment or technology by foreign persons

§ 2797b-1

§ 2797b-2

§ 2797c - Definitions

§ 2798 - Sanctions against certain foreign persons

§ 2799 - Purpose

§ 2799a - CFE Treaty obligations

§ 2799b - Authorities

§ 2799c - Notifications and reports to Congress

§ 2799d - Definitions

§ 2799aa - Nuclear enrichment transfers

§ 2799aa-1

§ 2799aa-2

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12938

Executive Order ... 13094