BAILEY INTERNATIONAL SETTLES COMMERCE CHARGES
Houston-based freight forwarder Bailey International has agreed to pay a $4,000 civil penalty to settle four alleged violations of the U.S. Commerce Department’s antiboycott rules.
Commerce alleged that in 1992 Bailey violated antiboycott rules by furnishing a statement that goods shipped to Kuwait did not contain materials from Israel. The forwarder also allegedly failed to report its receipt of boycott requests as required by Commerce on three occasions.
Commerce’s antiboycott regulations, which are spelled out in its Export Administration Regulations, prohibit companies and individuals from complying with certain aspects of unsanctioned foreign boycotts maintained against any country friendly to the United States.