For Immediate Release: December 30, 2003
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) agreed to pay a $36,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it illegally exported chemicals to Mexico.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that, between December 2001 and February 2002, Honeywell made 12 shipments of hydrogen fluoride to Mexico from its Geismar, Louisiana facility without the required Department of Commerce export licenses. Hydrogen fluoride is controlled because it can assist in the development of chemical weapons.
Pursuant to the settlement, Honeywell will pay a civil penalty of $36,000. Honeywell voluntarily self-disclosed the violations and cooperated fully with the investigation.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended Special Agent Troy Shaffer of BIS’s Dallas Field Office for his efforts in this investigation.