Blog posts and knowledge base from Linqs on recent export enforcement cases, fines and penalties. EAR violations, OFAC fines, DDTC penalties, debarment and related enforcement activities.


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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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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U.S. Government’s enforcement cases over ZTE’s and PayPal’s violations are major showcases for potential consequences of ignoring the export control laws and denied party screening process. ZTE Corporation, considered to be the largest telecommunications company in China, was on the news recently because of its violations of the U.S. government sanctions by exporting U.S. origin […]

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