For Immediate Release: June 28, 2004
Contact - BIS Public Affairs 202-482-2721
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Caliber Inc., (Caliber)
of Middlefield, Connecticut, agreed to pay a $20,700 civil penalty to settle
charges that it violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) when
it exported controlled items without the required licenses.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that between November 2001 and May 2002, Caliber exported 22 shotguns from Miami, Florida, to Costa Rica without the required export licenses. BIS also charged that in December 2002, Caliber attempted to export 20 additional shotguns from Miami to Costa Rica and falsely indicated on the Shipper’s Export Declaration that the shipments to Costa Rica did not require an export license.
Caliber cooperated with the investigation after the violations were uncovered.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended Special Agent Alan Berkowitz of BIS’s Miami Field Office for his efforts in this investigation.