| The U.S. Department of Commerce
today announced that Alison Transport, Inc. (Alison), a shippers 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).
Departments 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 companys 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
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.