The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today that Frank Curic, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has agreed to a three-year denial of export privileges to resolve charges that he attempted to export a shotgun to Bosnia and Herzegovina without the required Commerce Department license.
BIS charged that Curic tried to export a Mossberg shotgun in July 2000 by concealing it in a vehicle that he was shipping from the United States. In addition, BIS charged that Curic falsely claimed that the export of the vehicle was authorized under a license exception which required that the vehicle not contain any personal belongings.
The export of shotguns with barrel lengths of 18 inches or longer are subject to licensing requirements under the Export Administration Regulations to support the U.S. foreign policy of promoting the observance of human rights throughout the world.
BIS administers and enforces export and reexport controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation, antiterrorism, and short supply. Criminal penalties and administrative sanctions can be imposed for violations of the Export Administration Regulations.