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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Illegal Exports to Taiwan

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security imposed $15,000 in civil penalties on Federal Express for allegedly facilitating the export of U.S.-origin equipment to a Denied Person and failing to maintain records of the subject transaction. The government alleged that FedEx in 1996 facilitated the export of semiconductor equipment from the United States to Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan and failed to maintain a proper record of the transaction.

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
Commerce
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
8/10/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $15,000
Further Information Released
BIS Press Release 11/23/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database