(WASHINGTON) -- The Commerce Department has imposed a $14,000 civil penalty on a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company for alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, John Despres, assistant secretary for Export Enforcement, announced today.
The Department alleged that on two occasions between September 1991 and January 1992, Brunger Export Company, a manufacturer's representative for water sports equipment and marine supplies, knowingly agreed to refuse to do business with or in Israel in compliance with a request from Kuwait. Brunger Export also allegedly failed to report, on two occasions, its receipt of boycott related requests from Kuwait.
While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, the company agreed to pay the civil penalties.
The antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Act and Regulations apply to foreign boycotts fostered or imposed against a country which is friendly to the United States and which is not itself the object of any form of boycott under United States law or regulation.
U.S. companies and individuals are required to report to the Department each boycott-related request they receive.
The antiboycott provisions prohibit U.S. individuals and companies from refusing, agreeing to refuse or requiring other persons to refuse to do business with or in a boycotted country, with any national or resident of a boycotted country or with any other person pursuant to an agreement with, or a requirement of or a request from or on behalf of a boycotting country.
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.