WASHINGTON -- F. Amanda DeBusk, assistant secretary for Export Enforcement,
announced today that Alexandria International (U.S.A.), a carpet manufacturer
and exporter located in Rome, Ga., has been charged with one violation of
the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations.
The Charging Letter alleges that Alexandria International (U.S.A.) violated the furnishing information prohibition of the antiboycott provisions in an October 1995 transaction with the United Arab Emirates when it furnished the following information in an invoice:
"We certify that the goods are not of Israeli origin and not [sic] contain any Israeli material."
An administrative law judge will determine whether the antiboycott provisions have been violated and what penalties should be imposed. Possible administrative sanctions include fines up to $10,000 and a denial of export privileges.
The antiboycott provisions prohibit U.S. companies and individuals from complying with certain aspects of unsanctioned foreign boycotts against any country friendly to the United States that is not itself the object of any U.S. boycotts. Through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the Commerce Department investigates alleged violations, provides support in administrative or criminal litigation and prepares cases for settlement.
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.