Amazon has been fined for conducting business in Crimea

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Amazon has been fined

Amazon has been fined for violations of sanctions programs of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

“From on or about November 15, 2011, to on or about October 18, 2018, persons located in Crimea, Iran, and Syria placed orders or otherwise conducted business on Amazon’s websites for consumer and retail goods and services where the transaction details demonstrated that the goods or services would be provided to persons in Crimea, Iran, or Syria. Amazon also accepted and processed orders on its websites for persons located in or employed by the foreign missions of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria,” the U.S. Department of the Treasury said.

Amazon has agreed to pay $134,523 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of multiple OFAC sanctions programs.

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