Chapter 75B.
                       
          Discrimination in Business.
§ 75B-1. Definitions.
  The  following  words  and phrases  as  used  in  this
Chapter  shall have the following meaning unless the context
clearly requires otherwise:
     (1)      "Business," the manufacture, processing, sale,
          purchase,  licensing, distribution, provision,  or
          advertising of goods or services, or extension  of
          credit, or issuance of letters of credit,  or  any
          other aspect of business;
     (2)       "Foreign  government,"  all  governments  and
          political  subdivisions and the  instrumentalities
          thereof,  excepting  the  government,  p  olitical
          subdivisions, and instrumentalities of the  United
          States  and the states, commonwealths, territories
          and  possessions  of the United  States,  and  the
          District of Columbia;
     (3)      "Foreign  person," any person whose  principal
          place  of  residence,  business  or  domicile   is
          outside   the   United  States,  or   any   person
          controlled  directly or indirectly by such  person
          or  persons;  provided, however,  that  no  person
          shall   be  deemed  a  foreign  person  if   after
          reasonable inquiry and due diligence it cannot  be
          determined  that any such person has  a  principal
          place  of residence, business, or domicile outside
          the United States or is controlled by such person;
     (4)     "Foreign trade relationships," the dealing with
          or  in any foreign country of any person, or being
          listed  on  a  boycott  list  or  compilation   of
          unacceptable  persons  maintained  by  a   foreign
          government,   foreign  person,  or   international
          organization;
     (5)      "International organization," any  association
          or  organization,  with  the  exception  of  labor
          associations, or organizations of which more  than
          a  majority of the membership consists of  foreign
          persons or foreign governments; and
     (6)      "Persons,"  one  or more of the  following  or
          their       agents,      employees,      servants,
          representatives,  directors,  officers,  partners,
          members,  managers,  superintendents,  and   legal
          representatives:    individuals,     corporations,
          partnerships, joint ventures, associations,  labor
          organizations,  educational  institutions,  mutual
          companies,    joint-stock    companies,    trusts,
          unincorporated  organizations, trustees,  trustees
          in  bankruptcy,  receivers, fiduciaries,  and  all
          other   entities  recognized  at   law   by   this
          State.(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-2. Discrimination in business prohibited.
  It shall be unlawful for any person doing business  in
the State or for the State of North Carolina:
     (1)       To   enter   into  any  agreement,  contract,
          arrangement,  combination, or  understanding  with
          any   foreign  government,  foreign   person,   or
          international  organization, which  requires  such
          person  or the State to refuse, fail, or cease  to
          do business in the State with any other person who
          is  domiciled or has a usual place of business  in
          the  State,  based upon such other person's  race,
          color,  creed, religion, sex, national  origin  or
          foreign trade relationships;
     (2)      To  execute in the State any contract with any
          foreign    government,    foreign    person,    or
          international  organization  which  requires  such
          person or the State to refuse, fail or cease to do
          business  with another person who is domiciled  or
          has  a usual place of business in the State, based
          upon  such  other  person's  race,  color,  creed,
          religion,  sex, national origin, or foreign  trade
          relationships;
     (3)      To refuse, fail or cease to do business in the
          State  with  any other person who is domiciled  or
          has a usual place of business in the State or with
          the State when such refusal, failure, or cessation
          results directly or indirectly from an  agreement,
          contract,     arrangement,     combination,     or
          understanding  between  the  person  who  refuses,
          fails  or  ceases to do business and  any  foreign
          government,   foreign  person,  or   international
          organization,  and  is  based  upon   such   other
          person's   race,  color,  creed,  religion,   sex,
          national origin or foreign trade relationships;
     (4)      To  discharge or to fail, refuse or  cease  to
          hire,  promote or  appoint in the State any  other
          person  who  is  domiciled in  the  State  to  any
          position     of    employment    or     employment
          responsibility  when  such  refusal,  failure   or
          cessation  results  from an  agreement,  contract,
          arrangement,  combination, or  understanding  with
          any   foreign  government,  foreign   person,   or
          international organization and is based upon  such
          other person's race, color, creed, religion,  sex,
          national origin, or foreign trade relationships;
     (5)      To  willfully and knowingly aid  or  abet  any
          other  person  to  engage  in  conduct  which   is
          prohibited by this Chapter.(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-3. Actions not prohibited.
  It shall not be unlawful under this Chapter:
     (1)      To  engage in conduct required by or expressly
          authorized by acts of the United States  Congress,
          a   United   States   treaty,  a   United   States
          regulation, or a United States executive order;
     (2)       To   enter   into  any  agreement   with   an
          international  organization entirely  composed  of
          member    governments   or    their    contracting
          representatives which requires that  a  preference
          or  priority be given to the citizens or  products
          of one or more of such member governments;
     (3)     To enter into any agreement with respect to the
          insuring,  handling,  or  shipping  of  goods,  or
          choice   of   carrier   while   in   international
          transit.(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-4. Enforcement.
  The  Attorney General may institute a civil action  to
prevent or restrain violations of G.S. 75B-2.
  A person injured by a violation of G.S. 75B-2 may maintain
an  action for damages or for an injunction or both  against
any person who has committed the violation.
  In  a  proceeding  under  this section,  the  court  shall
determine  whether a violation has been committed and  enter
any  judgment or decree necessary to remove the  effects  of
any  violation  it  finds  and to  prevent  continuation  or
renewal of the violation in the future.
  If  an application for an injunction is granted, after due
notice  to  all  parties,  a  hearing  thereon,  and  as   a
disposition   on  the  merits  of   such  application,   the
complainant  may be awarded costs and reasonable  attorney's
fees.
  In  an action for damages, if there is a willful violation
of  G.S. 75B-2 the person injured may be awarded up to three
times  the amount of actual damages which results  from  the
violation,  with costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.(1977,
c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-5. Remedies cumulative.
  The   remedies   provided   in   this   Chapter    are
cumulative.(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-6. Contracts void.
  Any  provision  of any contract or other  document  or
other  agreement  which violates G.S.  75B-2  or  which,  if
complied  with  by the person intended to be  bound  by  the
provision,  would cause a violation of G.S. 75B-2  shall  be
null  and  void  as being against the public policy  of  the
State.(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)
§ 75B-7. Chapter not exclusive.
  This   Chapter  shall  not  be  deemed  to  supersede,
restrict or  otherwise limit the continuing applicability of
the  antitrust  or anti-discrimination laws  of  the  State.
(1977, c. 916, s. 1.)