On January 11, BIS announced a Settlement Agreement with MHz Electronics, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, to settle its potential civil liability for two alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
|§ 764.2(a)||Engaging in Prohibited Conduct||On two occasions in 2013, the company exported pressure transducers subject to the EAR under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B230 without a license to China and Taiwan||Civil Monetary Penalty of $10,000
Complete an external audit of its export controls compliance program
BIS found the company did not seek to determine the ECCN of the items, intended end use, end users, or otherwise determine if an export license was required. MHz Electronics, at the time, did not have any program in place to ensure U.S. export control compliance.