|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Monday, August 13, 2007
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON --- The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that QSA Global Inc., formerly AEA Technology QSA Inc., a Burlington, MA corporation, has agreed to pay a $1,600 civil penalty to settle allegations that it committed one violation of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The company voluntarily disclosed the transactions and cooperated fully with the subsequent investigation.
“The Department of Commerce vigorously pursues those who violate the antiboycott Regulations,” stated Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Darryl W. Jackson.
The BIS Office of Antiboycott Compliance alleged that QSA furnished one item of prohibited information about another person’s business relationship with or in a boycotted country in violation of the EAR .The allegation was in connection with a 2003 transaction involving the sale of radiography source projectors from the United States to Oman. .
The antiboycott provisions of the EAR prohibit U.S. persons from complying with certain
requirements of unsanctioned foreign boycotts, including furnishing information about business relationships with boycotted countries or blacklisted persons. Additionally, the EAR requires that persons report their receipt of certain boycott requests to the Department of Commerce.