Lufthansa Cargo pays $18,000 civil penalty for U.S. export violations
Lufthansa Cargo AG has agreed to pay an $18,000 civil penalty to the U.S. Commerce Department to settle charges of handling unlicensed exports to India.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security charged that between Jan. 6-16, 1999, the German airline’s Boston operation handled three unlicensed shipments of Cobalt-57 and related items destined to the Department of Atomic Energy in India, which is listed on the agency’s Entity List.
The Entity List is a compilation of end users who have been determined by the Commerce Department to present an “unacceptable risk” of diversion to programs for the development of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery.
In a June 13 filing, Commerce noted that Lufthansa neither admits nor denies the allegations, but “wishes to settle and dispose of all matters alleged in the proposed charging letter by entering this agreement.”