On August 3, 2000, the Commerce Department imposed a $10,000 civil penalty on Texas-based S.R. Traffic Service for alleged exports of U.S.-origin potassium fluoride from the United States to Mexico without the proper export licenses. Potassium fluoride is controlled for export by multilateral agreement with the 30-nation Australia Group of chemical producers because, in addition to its legitimate commercial uses, the chemical has potential to serve as a precursor in a chemical weapons program.