WASHINGTON The International Paper Company, a Memphis, Tennessee-based manufacturer and exporter of paper and paper products, has agreed to pay a civil penalty totaling $5,000 for two alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Act and Regulations, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, F. Amanda DeBusk, announced today.
The Department alleged that International Paper, on one occasion in 1993, both agreed to refuse to do business with, and furnished information, through an agent, about its business relationships with ships blacklisted by countries that participate in the Arab boycott of Israel, in violation of the Regulations. While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, International Paper agreed to pay the civil penalty. The company voluntarily disclosed the alleged violations to the Department.
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 boycott under United States laws or regulations.
The provisions prohibit United States persons from refusing to do business and agreeing to refuse to do business with or in Israel or with persons known or believed to be restricted from doing business with one or more countries that participate in the Arab boycott of Israel. They also prohibit furnishing information about any person's business relationships with or in Israel or with individuals and companies known or believed to be restricted from doing business with one or more countries that participate in the Arab boycott of Israel.
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.