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News number: 8805160449

15:11 | 2009-08-07

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DHL Fined Millions over Shipments to Iran, Sudan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US handed the German express delivery company DHL a $9.4 million fine over its shipments to Iran and Sudan, the US Treasury announced.



The penalty has been imposed following the company's "failures to meet record keeping requirements," a US Treasury Department statement said on Thursday.

In the settlement with the Treasury and Commerce departments, DHL had "agreed to remit 9,444,744 dollars to settle alleged violations" of the sanctions and other regulations against the three nations, the statement said, press tv reported.

"DHL's pervasive compliance failures allowed for numerous shipments to Iran and Sudan in apparent violation of Treasury and Commerce Department regulations," the statement said.

"Today's joint enforcement actions signal the US government's commitment to ensuring that sanctions laws- including recordkeeping requirements- are followed carefully," said Adam Szubin, Director of the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

DHL is accused of making more than 300 shipments to Iran and Sudan between August 2002 and March 2007 in violation of sanctions imposed on the two countries.

Descriptions of the contents of the DHL packages "were missing from thousands of air waybills," the statement said.