WASHINGTON -- The SABRE Group, Inc., a Texas provider of travel-related products and services, agreed to a $5,000 civil penalty to settle charges that it committed two violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, F. Amanda DeBusk, announced.
The Department alleged that SABRE violated the antiboycott provisions in 1998 when it agreed to a request in a contract with a Pakistani company which required SABRE to refuse to subcontract any work to Israeli-based businesses or individuals. The Department also alleged that SABRE failed to promptly report the request, as the regulations require.
SABRE voluntarily disclosed the transaction that led to the allegations and fully cooperated with the Department's investigation. While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, SABRE 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.