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U.S. Companies Settle Antiboycott Charges

May 23rd, 2016, Posted in News

The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), Bureau of Industry and Security announced that three U.S. companies have agreed to pay $35,200 USD in penalties stemming from violations of current Export Administration Regulations.

  • Weiss-Rohlig (Cranford, NJ) has decided to pay a fine of $8,000 USD to settle 2 accusations that it violated antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) alleges that in 2006 in Weiss-Rohlig furnished illegal information regarding the blacklisted status of a cargo vessel. In addition, the company failed to disclose to the DOC a request to engage with a debarred trade practice or boycott.
  • JAS Forwarding, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) has paid a fine of $19,200 USD to settle 3 allegations regarding EAR violations. The BIS alleges in 2006 JAS Forwarding furnished illegal information in statements claiming that certain goods were not of Israeli origin nor comprised of any Israeli materials.
  • Rexnord Industries (Milwaukee, WI) has arranged payment of an $ 8,000 USD fine stemming from 5 allegations regarding EAR violations. During the years 2007 through 2009, according to the BIS, Rexnord provided prohibited information in a declaration certifying that items were not of Israeli origin nor contained Israeli materials. On 4 separate occasions Rexnord failed to report to the Department of Commerce (DOC) the receipt of a request to engage in prohibited trade practice. Rexnord voluntarily disclosed the transactions to BIS.