Neutrality Act of 1935 Law & Legal Definition


The Neutrality Act of 1935 is a U.S federal statute. The Act imposes a ban on arm trade and other war materials to parties in war. This Act is the result of Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia.

The Act prohibits:

1. the export of arms, ammunition, and implements of war by the U.S. vessels for the use of belligerent states;

2. the registration and licensing of persons engaged in the business of manufacturing, exporting, or importing arms, ammunition, or implements of war; and

3. restricted travel by American citizens on belligerent ships during war.

This Act is said to become dormant after the expiration of six months.