WASHINGTON -- The Commerce Department today imposed a $160,000 fine against RMI Titanium of Niles, OH, to settle allegations that the company violated the Export Administration Act when it made six shipments of titanium alloy products to France and Israel without obtaining the required U.S. export licenses. John Despres, Commerce assistant secretary for Export Enforcement, made the announcement today.
The Department also alleged that the company made false and misleading statements of material fact on export control documents. The export of these titanium alloy products from the United States is controlled for nuclear nonproliferation purposes.
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.