The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order denying the export privileges of two companies and their owner for 20 years. This order resolves charges that the companies violated the Export Administration Regulations in connection with efforts to export communications equipment to Jordan knowing that it was destined for Iran without the required license. The companies also failed to file electronic export information for the transaction, failed to maintain appropriate export control records, and made false or misleading statements to federal enforcement officials during the course of the investigation.

A denial of export privileges prohibits a person from participating in any way in any transaction subject to the Export Administration Regulations. Furthermore, it is unlawful for other businesses and individuals to participate in any way in an export transaction subject to the EAR with a denied person.

BIS said it did not also impose a monetary penalty in this case because the companies demonstrated a limited ability to pay one.

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