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Civil Penalties Increased for DOC Regulatory Violations

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce is increasing for inflation the civil monetary penalty amounts that may be assessed for the following regulatory violations after Jan. 15, including when the associated violation occurred before that date.

- false or fraudulent claims under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (31 USC 3802(a)(1) and (2)) – maximum increased from $10,957 to $11,181

- knowing use of false record or statement material to an obligation to pay or transmit money or property to the federal government (31 USC 3729(a)(1)(G)) – minimum increased from $10,957 to $11,181, maximum increased from $21,916 to $22,363

- Fastener Quality Act violations (15 USC 5408(b)(1)): maximum increased from $45,268 to $46,192

- prohibited acts relating to inspections or recordkeeping violations under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (22 USC 6761(a)(1)(A) and (B)) – maximum increased from $36,849 to $37,601

- violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 USC 1705(b)) – maximum increased from $289,238 to $295,141

- failure to file export information or reports required by 13 USC 304 within prescribed period – maximum for each day’s delinquency increased from $1,333 to $1,360, maximum per violation increased from $13,333 to $13,605

- other unlawful export information activities under 13 USC 305 – maximum increased from $13,333 to $13,605

- failure to furnish any information required under 22 USC Chapter 46 (international investment and trade in services survey) – minimum increased from $4,527 to $4,619, maximum increased from $45,268 to $46,192

- foreign-trade zone violations (19 USC 81s): maximum increased from $2,795 to $2,852

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