For Immediate Release: Aug 30, 2004
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that New Brunswick Scientific Co., Inc., (New Brunswick Scientific) of Edison, New Jersey, agreed to pay a $51,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it exported various types of laboratory equipment and other items to India, Taiwan, and Israel in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that, on seven occasions between March 13, 1999, and August 24, 2001, New Brunswick Scientific exported various types of laboratory equipment and other items to India, Taiwan, and Israel without the required export licenses. BIS also charged that New Brunswick Scientific made false statements on export control documents and, in certain instances, failed to file the requisite export control documents. At the time of the exports to India, two of the recipients of such shipments were on BIS’s Entity List, and exports to those entities therefore required prior authorization. New Brunswick Scientific cooperated with the investigation after violations were uncovered.
The Entity List is a compilation of end-users who have been determined to present an unacceptable risk of diversion to the development of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery. Exports to end-users appearing on the Entity List require licenses. BIS maintains the Entity List to inform the public of the export license requirements related to these entities.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended Special Agent Scott Dunberg of BIS’s New York Field Office for his efforts in the investigation.