Beware Anti-Boycott Violations On Shipping Documents

By Berne Kluber (April 30, 2018, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Antiboycott Compliance, or OAC, appears to be ramping up its boycott enforcement activities. In 2017, OAC entered into eight settlements, and has already had one settlement this year. This is the largest number of settlements since 2012, which featured nine.[1]

OAC enforces one of the two anti-boycott laws[2] that prohibit U.S. companies and their foreign subsidiaries from participating in the Arab League boycott of Israel, and other boycotts that are not sanctioned by the U.S. government. Of the OAC settlements in 2017 and so far in 2018, six of the cases included charges related to...

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