(WASHINGTON) -- Fluke Europe, B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fluke Corporation, an Everett, Washington-based manufacturer of electronic products, has agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $14,000 for twelve alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Act and Regulations, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Frank Deliberti announced today.
While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, Fluke Europe, B.V., agreed to pay the civil penalty. The company voluntarily disclosed the alleged violations to the Department.
The Commerce Department alleged that, on two occasions in 1993, in connection with export transactions to Kuwait, Fluke Europe furnished information about its and other companies' business relationships with companies blacklisted by the Arab League in its boycott of Israel, in violation of the Regulations.
The Department also alleged that the company failed, on ten occasions, to report in a timely manner its receipt of boycott-related requests from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, as required by the Regulations.
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.
The antiboycott provisions prohibit U.S. individuals and companies from furnishing information about any person's business relationships:
U.S. individuals and companies are also required to report to the Department, in a timely manner, each boycott-related request they receive.
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.