Fla. electronics shipper pays $170,000 for export violation
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security said St. Petersburg, Fla.-based electronics wholesaler America II Electronics agreed to pay a $170,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it exported certain electronic components from the United States to Russia in violation of the Export Administration Act.
'Proper commodity classification is essential, exporters need to thoroughly review the description of the Export Control Classification Number or ECCN and pay particular attention to the conditions proscribed in the subparagraphs of certain ECCNs of the Commerce Control List,' warned Darryl W. Jackson, the Commerce Department's assistant secretary for export enforcement, in an Oct. 6 statement.
The allegations involved four exports of analog-to-digital converters to Russia in 2003 and 2004. These electronic components are controlled on the Commerce Control List for national security purposes and require a BIS license prior to export to Russia.