Today the U.S. Department of State published a Final Rule adjusting the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State including the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA); Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWC Act); and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
Applying the 2016 cost-of-living adjustment multiplier, the new maximum penalties under the AECA are as follows:
- Section 38(e) is $1,111,908 per violation
- Section 39A(c) is $808,458 per violation
- Section 40(k) is $962,295 per violation
This final rule is effective on January 11, 2017.