For Immediate Release: Aug 30, 2004
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Chyron Corporation (Chyron), of Melville, New York, agreed to pay a $15,300 civil penalty to settle charges that it knowingly exported an animation system to the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Space Applications Center in Ahmedabad, India, in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that Chyron exported the animation system to the ISRO Space Applications Center without a license, even though the ISRO Space Applications Center was on BIS’s Entity List, and exports to that entity required prior authorization. BIS also charged that Chyron made a misrepresentation on the Shipper’s Export Declaration when submitting the required shipping documents. Chyron fully cooperated with the investigation.
The Entity List is a compilation of end-users who have been determined to present an unacceptable risk of diversion to programs for 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 Julie L. Myers commended Special Agent Charles Sheridan of BIS’s New York Field Office for his efforts in the investigation.