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Exceeding Limits on Purchases From Foreign Suppliers
Date: 06/30/2008 (Date of Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Import/Export
Enforcement Agency: State Dept.
Contracting Party: Defense - General
Court Type: N/A
Synopsis: Boeing agreed to pay a $3-million fine for violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations by exceeding the value limits on the purchase of imported parts used to build military aircraft. Boeing imported more than what was allowed under manufacturing license agreements covering the C-17 transport plane, the Apache attack and Chinook transport helicopters and F/A-18 fighter plane. The suppliers were in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. Boeing discovered the violations and reported them to the State Department.