WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Frank Deliberti announced today that Alexandria International (U.S.A.), a carpet manufacturer and exporter located in Rome, Georgia, will pay a $7,000 civil penalty to settle one alleged violation of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations.
In a recently issued Charging Letter, the Department alleged that Alexandria International (U.S.A.) violated the antiboycott provisions in an October 1995 transaction with the United Arab Emirates when it furnished information about its business relationship with a boycotted country. While neither admitting nor denying the allegation, the company agreed to pay the civil penalty.
The antiboycott provisions prohibit U.S. companies 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.