U.S. BIS imposes $2.77 million penalty on 3D printing company for exports to China and Germany

The settlement resolves allegations of 19 violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

3D printing company for exports to China and Germany

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an order [1.7 MB] imposing an administrative penalty of over $2.77 million on a U.S. 3D printing company.

The BIS release [PDF 106 KB] explains that as part of the settlement agreement, the company is also required to retain a third-party consultant and to complete two audits of its export controls compliance program.

The settlement resolves allegations of 19 violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by exporting:

  • Controlled aerospace technology and metal alloy powder to China without the required license
  • Controlled technology to Germany without the required license

The Proposed Charging Letter (PCL) also included allegations related to failure to comply with the EAR’s recordkeeping requirements. The company admitted to committing the alleged conduct set forth in the PCL as part of this agreement.

The company also entered into corresponding settlement agreements with the Department of State and the Department of Justice.

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