Is it illegal to live in the united states and sell cell phone jammers outside the usa???

– I live in the United States
– I sell cell phone jammers
– I never touch or see the item
– I do not offer it for sale in the united states
– I get the item shipped from my wholesaler in china to the person that has ordered it in another country not the USA.

I now the law –

USA: Illegal to operate, manufacture, import, or offer for sale, including advertising (Communications Act of 1934)[4], with fines of up to ,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.

I realize that it is illegal to offer for sale but I do not offer it for sale in the united states or on any united states websites.

Thank You I hope I can get an excellent answer
I believe operate means that you are operating the device.

Here is the scenario that i am in right now.

– A customer in italy wants a large quantity

Italy’s law on cell phone jammers =

Italy: Technically not illegal to own, but illegal to operate, since the Italian law specifically prohibits to disturb radio and telephone communications. GSM jammers are however legal to be used in places like hospitals, churches, movie theatres and other places with performances, and other buildings where and when the use of mobile telephones may result in a leak of sensitive informations; in such occasions, jammers are legal as long as their operation doesn’t interferes with electronic medical equipments (such as pace-makers) and allows mobile phones to make Emergency calls. Tri-Band Jammers are reserved to, and in use with, the Police forces and are being experimented in prisons.

Both laws where taken off

4 responses on “Is it illegal to live in the united states and sell cell phone jammers outside the usa???

  1. overanxious_neurotic

    You need to know the laws in all of the countries in which you are doing business. I would suggest consulting with a law firm specializing in international trade. And ask them if US law affects you or your business.

  2. cyanne2ak

    Actually, you can do it, BUT you must be VERY careful. There are "Export Control" regulations that limit you on where you can send what types of technology. PLEASE get an attorney to advise you on this. Export Control is a HUGE problem here.

  3. Al Mac Wheel

    What does the word "operate" mean in the context of this law. Does it mean to operate the cell phone jammer, or does it mean to operate a business that engages in what you doing, or could it mean both. Might we worth checking that out.

    There are the laws of each nation through which your products travel, made, sold. You not have to concern yourself just the laws of where you live and HQ of your business, but also the laws wherever your products go.

  4. Logic316

    I would think that anything you do outside the U.S. would not be subject to U.S. jurisdiction. You would be subject to the laws of whatever countries you are buying and selling the product in. I don’t see how the U.S. authorities could possibly be concerned, especially if the countries you’re doing business in don’t have a problem with it. The only thing the U.S. certainly *would* take issue with is whether or not you’re paying taxes on your income from the sales.

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