WASHINGTON -- Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement F. Amanda DeBusk today imposed a $5,000 civil penalty on Expeditors International, Inc., through its San Francisco office, for facilitating the export of U.S.-origin equipment to a Denied Party. It is a violation of the Export Administration Regulations for a person to take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by a denied person of any item subject to the Regulations.
The Department alleged that Expeditors International, in 1995, facilitated the export of semiconductor test equipment from the United States to Taiwan. The export was destined to a Denied Person, Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan.
Commerce's Boston Office of Export Enforcement investigated the case.
The Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Export Administration, administers and enforces export controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation and short supply. Criminal penalties, as well as administrative sanctions, can be imposed for violations of the regulations.
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.