Settlement of Six Alleged Violations of Export Administration Regulations
FedEx agreed to pay a $370,000 civil penalty to settle six alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) alleged that on two occasions in 2006, FedEx caused, aided and abetted acts prohibited by the regulations when it facilitated the attempted unlicensed export of electronic components from the United States to Mayrow General Trading in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is believed to be acquiring the components for use in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used against Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. BIS also alleged that in December 2005, FedEx caused, aided and abetted acts prohibited by the regulations when it facilitated the unlicensed export of flight simulation software to Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a/k/a Beihang University, an organization listed on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List. (The Entity List is a list of names of foreign persons or entities determined to have engaged in activities contrary to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy interests.) Lastly, BIS alleged that on three occasions in 2004, FedEx caused, aided and abetted acts prohibited by the regulations when it facilitated the unlicensed export of printer components from the United States to Syria.
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