The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced on 24 February 2014 that it had reached a $115,000 civil settlement with the US electronics manufacturer Intevac, Inc., for alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). According to BIS, Intevac had released drawings and blueprints that are controlled for national-security reasons to a Russian national working for Intevac at its US facility. Under the EAR, the release of export-controlled technology to a foreign national in the US constitutes a “deemed exportation”.

Commerce Department Press Release