46 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2017 Edition
Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Sec. 40901 - License requirement
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov

§40901. License requirement

(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.

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

Historical and Revision Notes


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).