WASHINGTON -- The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) today imposed a $25,000 fine on Southern Information Systems located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, to settle charges that it violated the Export Administration Regulations, F. Amanda DeBusk, assistant secretary for Export Enforcement announced.
BXA alleged that on five separate occasions between August, 1993 and December, 1993, Southern Information Systems exported digital microwave systems which incorporated U.S. origin parts, from Taiwan to Vietnam without obtaining the required Commerce authorization. BXA’s Office of Export Enforcement Boston Field Office investigated the case.
The Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Export Administration, administers and enforces export controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation and short supply. Criminal penalties, as well as administrative sanctions, can be imposed for violations of the Regulations.
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.