For Immediate Release: March 4, 2004
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Alicat Scientific, Inc. (Alicat) of Tucson, Arizona agreed to pay a $7,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in connection with an export of a flowmeter and related power supply to India.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged
that on March 5, 1999, Alicat failed to obtain the required export license
for the shipment, which was destined for a company on BIS’s Entity List.
The Entity List is a listing of foreign end users involved in proliferation
activities. BIS maintains the Entity List to provide notice informing the
public of export license requirements related to these entities.
Alicat cooperated with the investigation. Under the terms of the settlement, a portion of the civil penalty, $2,000, is suspended for one year, and thereafter will be waived if Alicat does not violate the EAR during the suspension period and has made timely payment of the civil penalty.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended BIS’s
Los Angeles Field Office, which conducted the investigation of this case.