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Companies Get Fines, Other Penalties for Unlicensed Exports to Iran and Pakistan

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has entered into separate agreements to settle the following allegations of violations of the Export Administration Regulations.

- A Texas man has been assessed a $100,000 civil penalty and will have his export privileges suspended for five years for selling various oil and gas equipment parts exported to Iran via transshipment through the United Arab Emirates without the required license or written authorization. BIS states that this man knew or had reason to know these transactions were violative in light of multiple outreach visits and contacts by U.S. law enforcement agents.

- A New York company has been assessed a $35,000 civil penalty for the attempted export of scrap steel to a facility Pakistan listed on the Entity List without the required license. BIS is also requiring the company’s vice president and shipping manager to complete export compliance training on the EAR within 12 months. These requirements must be met prior to the granting, restoration or continued validity of any export license, license exception, permission or privilege granted or to be granted to this company.

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