MICHIGAN SHIPPER SETTLES ILLEGAL EXPORT CHARGES WITH BXA
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Export Administration has imposed a $64,000 civil penalty on Michigan-based Trijicon, Inc. for illegally exporting U.S.-origin optical sighting devices for firearms.
The Export Administration is responsible for the enforcement of export controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation and short supply.
The agency’s investigation of Trijicon uncovered four incidents between 1994 and 1998 that the company exported sighting devices to Argentina and South Africa without obtaining export licenses.
While neither admitting nor denying the allegations, Trijicon has agreed to settle the charges. A portion of the fine, $19,500, has been suspended for one year, the agency said.