For Immediate Release: November 17, 2005
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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charged that, on 12 separate occasions between 2000 and 2002, Norman exported a chemical mixture containing triethanolamine, an item subject to the EAR, to a destination in Hong Kong without the required license.
Norman voluntarily disclosed these violations to BIS and cooperated fully in the investigation. Parties who may have been involved in violations of the EAR are encouraged to submit a Voluntary Self Disclosure (VSD) to BIS’ Office of Export Enforcement, as provided for in Part 764.5 of the EAR. VSDs are an important indicator of parties’ intent to bring themselves into compliance with the EAR, and may provide important BIS important information on illicit proliferation networks. A VSD is considered a ‘great weight’ mitigating factor in the settlement of BIS administrative cases.
Assistant Secretary Commerce for Export Enforcement Darryl Jackson commended the Office of Export Enforcement, Los Angeles Field Office, for its work on this investigation.