WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, F. Amanda DeBusk, today announced a $15,000 civil penalty imposed on LTX Corporation of Westwood, MA, for allegedly exporting U.S.-origin semiconductor test equipment to a Denied Person.
The Commerce Department alleged that in two separate shipments, one in 1995 and the other in 1996, LTX Corporation exported semiconductor test equipment to a Denied Person, Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan, in violation of the Export Administration Regulations. Denied Persons are specific individuals or businesses that are prohibited from exporting or receiving exports of U.S.-origin goods.
Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement’s Boston Field Office conducted the investigation.
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.