Boycott Watch
December 23, 2004
Alison Transport Settles Allegations Of Antiboycott Violations
   The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Alison Transport, Inc. (Alison), a shipper’s export agent located in Oceanside, New York, has agreed to pay a $22,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

   The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) alleged that on three occasions, in connection with transactions involving the sale and transfer of goods from the United States to Oman, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, Alison furnished prohibited information about another company’s business relationships in violation of the EAR. BIS also alleged that Alison failed to report its receipt of a request from Oman to provide a certificate that the aircraft used in the transactions were not blacklisted by the Arab League Boycott Committee.

   The antiboycott provisions of the EAR prohibit U.S. persons from complying with certain requirements of unsanctioned foreign boycotts, including furnishing information about a business relationship with another person who is known or believed to be restricted from having a business relationship with or in a boycotting country. In addition, the EAR requires that persons report their receipt of certain boycott requests to the Department of Commerce.
Reprinted from the
US Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security

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