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13 million USD penalties for Honeywell in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) of Charlotte, North Carolina, to resolve alleged AECA and ITAR violations. This agreement addresses alleged unauthorized exports and retransfers of ITAR-controlled technical data that contained engineering prints showing dimensions, geometries, and layouts for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics to and/or within Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan.

Under the terms of the 36-month Consent Agreement, Honeywell will pay a civil penalty of $13 million. The Department has agreed to suspend $5 million of this amount on the condition that the funds will be used for Department-approved Consent Agreement remedial compliance measures to strengthen Honeywell’s compliance program. In addition, for an initial period of at least 18 months, an external Special Compliance Officer will be engaged by Honeywell to oversee the Consent Agreement, which will also require the company to conduct one external audit of its compliance program during the Agreement term as well as implement additional compliance measures.

Honeywell voluntarily disclosed to the Department the alleged violations that are resolved under this settlement. A charging letter illustrates the alleged violations.

Source: U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

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