WASHINGTON -- Commerce Assistant Secretary of Export Enforcement F. Amanda DeBusk today announced that the Department has imposed a $50,000 penalty on Dexin International, Inc., of West Covina, CA, for alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) involving shipments to China.
The Department alleged that on two separate occasions in 1994 and 1995, Dexin International, Inc., exported thermal video systems to China without obtaining the export licenses it knew or had reason to know were required under the EAR. Commerce also alleged that the company made a false and misleading statement of material fact on a Shipper's Export Declaration filed with the U.S. government in connection with one export.
Dexin International, Inc., agreed to pay the penalty to settle the charges. The Department suspended payment of $35,000 of the civil penalty for one year. It will then be waived as long as the company does not violate the EAR. The company neither admitted nor denied the allegations.
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.