WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement F. Amanda DeBusk announced that Dell Computer GmbH has agreed to pay a $3,000 civil penalty for two alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. Dell Computer GmbH is a German subsidiary of Dell Computer Corporation, an Austin, Texas-based computer systems company. The Department alleged that Dell Computer GmbH, in a transaction involving a sale to Saudi Arabia in 1993, furnished information regarding its business relationships with Israel. The Department also alleged that the company failed to report its receipt of the boycott-related request for the information it allegedly furnished.
The company voluntarily disclosed the alleged violations to the Department. While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, the company agreed to pay the civil penalty.
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. boycott. Through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the Commerce Department investigates alleged violations, provides support in administrative or criminal litigation of cases, 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.