Washington, D.C. -- The Commerce Department today imposed a civil penalty of $10,000 on Fisher Scientific Worldwide, Inc., a Hampton, New Hampshire exporter and distributor of medical and hospital laboratory equipment, for alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, Frank W. Deliberti, acting assistant secretary for Export Enforcement, announced.
The Department alleged that between August 1992 and June 1993, Fisher Scientific received five separate boycott-related requests from Kuwait and Syria that it failed to report to the Department. While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, Fisher Scientific agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to settle the five alleged violations.
U.S. companies and individuals are required to report promptly to the Commerce Department each boycott-related request they receive.
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 a boycott under United States law or regulation.
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.