By: Brooke Driver
Assistant Secretary David Mills of BIS, who will speak at ECTI’s upcoming Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop, approved a settlement with Network Hardware Resale of Santa Barbara, California on September 13, 2013. The California company allegedly committed 16 violations of the EAR, all of which are related to illegal reexporting to embargoed countries.
Twice between the dates of October 27, 2009 and January 6, 2011, NHR reexported through Finland and the United Arab Emirates U.S.-origin networking equipment and related accessories from its Amsterdam branch to Iran, thereby violating the Iranian Transactions Regulations. These shipments valued at $21,798.
Seven times between December 19, 2007 and December 22, 2010, the Amsterdam office reexported these same products, this time valued at $17,001, to Syria through the United Arab Emirates. NHR is also charged with seven instances—occurring between the dates of May 29, 2008 and May 3, 2010—of illegally reexporting the aforementioned products to Sudan at a total value of $114,151.
BIS has required that, as restitution for these violations, Network Hardware Resale pays a fine of $262,000 within 30 days of the settlement agreement.