Mercator, Inc.

Exporting Country: 

United States


Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
In August 2002, agreed to pay $30,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that the company violated U.S. export control and antiboycott laws in connection with a shipment of chemicals to Iran through the United Arab Emirates. The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) alleged that Mercator exported 4,080 bags of ethylene vinyl acetate valued at $126,896 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates with knowledge that the chemicals would then be shipped to Iran without obtaining prior authorization from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, as required by the Export Administration Regulations. BIS also alleged that Mercator violated the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations by certifying that the goods being shipped did not originate in Israel, a boycotted country. Finally, BIS alleged that Mercator failed to report to BIS its receipt of a request to engage in a boycott.

Date Entered: 

March 25, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

March 25, 2004