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PACCAR Inc, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, agreed to pay $1.7 million for its violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). PACCAR manufactures and sells trucks, and related good and services, including under the name of DAF. Here are the background and some of highlights regarding this OFAC enforcement action: The violations of the […]

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Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. (“ATCI”), the subsidiary of Atradius N.V., has agreed to pay $345,315 for two apparent violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations. Here are the background and some highlights of this enforcement action. Atradius did not make a voluntary self disclosure of the sanctions violations, The total determined penalty amount […]

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e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (“ELF”), a California based company, agreed to pay $996,080 for 156 violations of OFAC’s North Korea Sanctions Regulations. According to the Justice department, the company imported 156 shipments of false eyelash kits from suppliers located in China that contained materials from North Korea. ELF imported the false eyelash kits for over four […]

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Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that (“ZTE Corporation”) and (“ZTE Kangxun”) (a.k.a. “ZTE”) has agreed to pay additional $1 billion and place $400 million in suspended money escrow to replace denial order imposed by BIS for the violation of the settlement agreement reached in March 2017. ZTE is the largest telecommunications company […]

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Erdal Kuyumcu, the U.S. citizen and the CEO of the Woodside based Global Metallurgy, LLC, was penalized with a jail time for exporting to Iran, a metallic powder primarily composed of cobalt and nickel. Such metals are regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce to combat nuclear proliferation and terrorism, thus exporting them without the […]

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President’s Executive Order yesterday (August 24, 2017) imposed additional sanctions with respect to the situation in Venezuela. U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC has published four Venezuela-related General Licenses on August 25, 2017. General Licenses will authorize the below described transactions: General License 1 This general license authorizes activities necessary to Wind Down Existing […]

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