This article outlines the most important of the Regulations and highlights areas that are likely to give rise to major problems for firms that are engaged in trade or business with countries that participate in an international boycott not sanctioned by the United States. Differences between the proposed and final Regulations are discussed. The article will also examine the persons and transactions that are subject to the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1977 (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") and then discuss certain of the most significant prohibitions of the Act. Although much of the discussion in this article, like most of the discussion in the legislative consideration of the statutory anti-boycott provisions, is set forth in terms relating to the Arab boycott of Israel, the Regulations are written in general terms and are, therefore, applicable to all international boycotts in which the United States does not participate. Problems in this regard are most likely to be encountered with Pakistan and Nigeria.
Paul McCarthy and John F. McKenzie,
Commerce Department Regulations Governing Participation by United States Persons in Foreign Boycotts,
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