|(4) An ocean transportation intermediary not domiciled in
the United States shall designate a resident agent in the United States
for receipt of service of judicial and administrative process, including
(c) Suspension or Revocation. The Commission shall, after notice and hearing, suspend or revoke a license if it finds that the ocean transportation intermediary is not qualified to render intermediary services or that it willfully failed to comply with a provision of this Act or with a lawful order, rule, or regulation of the Commission. The Commission may also revoke an intermediary_s license for failure to maintain a bond, proof of insurance, or other surety in accordance with subsection (b)(1).
(d) Exception. A person whose primary business is the sale of merchandise may forward shipments of the merchandise for its own account without a license.
(e) Compensation of Intermediaries by Carriers.
(1) A common carrier may compensate an ocean transportation intermediary, as defined in section 3(17)(A) of this Act, in connection with a shipment dispatched on behalf of others only when the ocean transportation intermediary has certified in writing that it holds a valid license, as required by subsection (a), and has performed the following services:
(A) Engaged, booked, secured, reserved, or contracted directly with the carrier or its agent for space aboard a vessel or confirmed the availability of that space.