Antiboycott Compliance – BWI pays $9,000

The Office of Antiboycott Compliance fines BWI Corporation, a domestic concern, for seven violations of the Antiboycott Compliance Regulations.

Antiboycott Compliance

Antiboycott Compliance

The Office of Antiboycott Compliance. Bureau of Industry and Security, United States Department of Commerce (“BIS”), has determined to initiate an administrative proceeding pursuant to Section I L(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (5O U.S.C. §§ 2401 -2420 (2000)) (the “Act”) and the Export Administration Regulations (currently codified at 15 C.F.R Parts 730-774 (2013)) (the ” Regulations”), against BWI Corporation (“BWI”), a domestic concern, organized under the laws of the United States and doing business in the State of Maryland, based on allegations set forth in the Proposed Charging Letter, dated 8 August 2013, that alleged that BWI committed seven violations of the Regulations.

They are being fined for the following:
One Violation of 15 C. FR. §760.2(d) – Furnishing Information about Business Relationships with Boycotted Countries or Blacklisted Persons. During the period January 2010 through April 2011 , BWI engaged in transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, activities in the interstate or foreign commerce of the United States, as defined in Section 760.1 (d) of the Regulations.

Six Violations of 15 C.F.R. §760.5 – Failing to Report the Receipt of a Request to Engage in a Restrictive Trade Practice or Foreign Boycott Against a Country Friendly to the United States. During the period January 2010 through April 2011, BWI engaged in transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, activities in the interstate or foreign commerce of the United States, as defined in Section 760. I (d) of the Regulations.

U.S. Antiboycott Compliance is not an option for all U.S. Companies.  These regulations mandate vigilance in all contracts, Purchase Orders and other types of agreements.  BWI Corporation got off with a very light fine in light of their noncompliance.

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