The New York branch office of Gulf International Bank, which is based in Bahrain, has agreed with BIS to settle allegations of violations of the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. The BIS Office of Antiboycott Compliance alleged eight instances of antiboycott violations by the bank between 2002 and 2004. Each violation related to the sale and transfer of goods from the United States to Syria and involved providing information about a person’s business relationship with another company that is believed to be boycotted by Syria. BIS also alleged 17 instances of the bank failing to report its receipt of prohibited requests to engage in activities related to a foreign boycott and one instance of failing to maintain required records relating to such requests.