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. The DOC notes that the actual penalty assessed for a particular violation will depend on a variety of factors.

- false or fraudulent claims under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (31 USC 3802(a)(1) and (2)) – maximum increased from $11,665 to $11,803

- 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 $11,665 to $11,803, maximum increased from $23,331 to $23,607

- Fastener Quality Act violations (15 USC 5408(b)(1)): maximum increased from $48,192 to $48,762

- prohibited acts relating to inspections or recordkeeping violations under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (22 USC 6761(a)(1)(A) and (B)) – maximums increased from $39,229 to $39,693 and from $7,846 to $7,939, respectively

- violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 USC 1705(b)) – maximum increased from $307,922 to $311,562

- violations of Export Control Reform Act (50 USC 4819) – maximum increased from $305,292 to $308,901

- failure to file export information or reports required by 13 USC 304 within prescribed period – maximum for each day’s delinquency increased from $1,419 to $1,436, maximum per violation increased from $14,194 to $14,362

- other unlawful export information activities under 13 USC 305 – maximum increased from $14,194 to $14,362

- failure to furnish any information required under 22 USC Chapter 46 (international investment and trade in services survey) – minimum increased from $4,819 to $4,876, maximum increased from $48,192 to $48,762

- foreign-trade zone violations (19 USC 81s): maximum increased from $2,976 to $3,011

For more information on export penalties and how to avoid them, please contact Kristine Pirnia.

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