For Immediate Release: April 15, 2004
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Roper Scientific, Inc. (Roper) of Trenton, New Jersey, agreed to a $422,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it exported night vision cameras to numerous countries in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that between March 13, 2000 and August 24, 2000, Roper knowingly exported certain night vision cameras without the required export licenses from the Department of Commerce. These cameras were exported to various destinations, including South Korea, Japan, and Italy. Roper also was charged with failing to retain certain export control documents and making false statements on a Shipper’s Export Declaration.
Roper voluntarily self-disclosed the violations and cooperated fully with the investigation.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended BIS’s New York Field Office for its efforts in the investigation.