WASHINGTON --The Commerce Department's Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, F. Amanda DeBusk, announced that Allison Engine Company, Inc. has agreed to pay a $3,000 civil penalty for two alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. Allison Engine Company, Inc. is an aircraft and industrial engine manufacturer located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Office of Antiboycott Compliance ("OAC") charged that Allison Engine Company furnished, through its independent contractor, information regarding its business relationships with Israel by certifying that the goods shipped were not of Israeli origin. The OAC also maintained that the company failed to report its receipt of the request for the information furnished. The alleged violations occurred in a transaction involving a sale to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, in 1995.
The company voluntarily disclosed the alleged violations to the OAC. 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.