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Foreign Principal

Statutory Law

22 U.S.C. § 611(b) (2010) (Title 22—Chapter 11: Foreign Agents and Propaganda: Registration of Foreign Propagandists)

As used in and for the purposes of this Act—
(b) The term "foreign principal" includes—
   (1) a government of a foreign country and a foreign political party;
   (2) a person outside of the United States, unless it is established that such person is an individual and a citizen of and domiciled within the United States, or that such person is not an individual and is organized under or created by the laws of the United States or of any State or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and has its principal place of business within the United States; and
   (3) a partnership, association, corporation, organization, or other combination of persons organized under the laws of or having its principal place of business in a foreign country.

Administrative Law

28 CFR § 5.100 (a)(8) [28 CFR PART 5—ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN AGENTS REGISTRATION ACT OF 1938, AS AMENDED]

(a) As used in this part:
            (8) The term foreign principal includes a person any of whose activities are directed or indirectly supervised, directed, controlled, financed, or subsidized in whole or in major part by a foreign principal as that term is defined in section 1(b) of the Act.