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BIS Fines Companies for Unlicensed Reexports, Antiboycott Violations

Friday, September 20, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has entered into a settlement agreement under which a California company will pay a $262,000 fine to resolve charges that it committed 16 violations of the Export Administration Regulations by reexporting controlled U.S.-origin networking equipment and related accessories to Iran, Sudan and Syria without the required licenses.

BIS has also entered into a separate settlement agreement under which a U.S. company will pay a $48,800 penalty to resolve charges that it committed seven violations of the antiboycott provisions of the EAR by (a) furnishing information about business relationships with boycotted persons or blacklisted persons in connection with sales to Lebanon and Pakistan and (b) failing to retain and/or produce records concerning these transactions.


In each case, if the company fails to pay the penalty its export privileges may be suspended for one year.

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