Three companies have agreed to pay a total of $ 50,900 in civil penalties to settle allegations that each violated the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The companies are Applied Technology Inc., Lynden Air Freight doing business as (dba) Lynden International, and Smith International Inc.

Applied Technology Inc (ATI), located in Raleigh, NC, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $10,000 to settle two allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. During 2006, ATI, in connection with a transaction involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Libya, furnished prohibited information in a statement that the goods did not contain any components of Israeli origin and failed to report to the Department of Commerce the receipt of a request to engage in a restrictive trade practice or boycott, as required by the EAR.

Lynden Air Freight dba Lynden International (Lynden), located in Seattle, WA, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $20,400 to settle three allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. During 2006, in connection with transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Libya, Lynden's Houston office, on three occasions, furnished prohibited information in a statement certifying that the goods were neither of Israeli origin nor contained Israeli materials.

Smith International Inc., (Smith), located in Houston, TX, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $20,500 to settle eleven allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. During 2006 through 2008, in connection with transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Libya and United Arab Emirates, Smith, on one occasion, agreed to refuse to do business with another person pursuant to a request from a boycotting country; on one occasion, furnished prohibited information in a statement certifying that no materials were of Israeli origin nor had Israeli content; and, on nine occasions, failed to report to the Department of Commerce the receipt of a request to engage in a restrictive trade practice or boycott or boycott, as required by the EAR.

 

SOURCE:  BIS