WASHINGTON -- Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement F. Amanda DeBusk announced today that Bailey International, Inc., a Houston, Texas freight forwarder, has agreed to pay a $4,000 civil penalty to settle four alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations.
The Department alleged that on one occasion in 1992, Bailey violated the Regulations when it furnished a statement that the goods being shipped to Kuwait did not contain materials from Israel. The Department also alleged that Bailey, in three instances, failed to report its receipt of boycott requests as required by the Regulations. The Regulations prohibit companies and individuals from furnishing information about business relationships with or in boycotted countries, including Israel, and requires recipients to report such requests to the Department.
The antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations prohibit companies and individuals from complying with certain aspects of unsanctioned foreign boycotts maintained against any country friendly to the United States that is not itself the object of any form of boycott by the United States. Through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the Commerce Department investigates alleged violations, provides support in administrative or criminal litigation of cases and prepares cases for settlement.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.