USA fined Amazon for delivering goods and services to occupied Crimea

July 9, 2020

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Foreign Assets Office fined Amazon more than $ 134,000 because it delivered goods and services to customers in regions or countries that are subject to sanctions programs, including Crimea, Iran, and Syria. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of the Treasury.

Seattle, Washington-based, Inc., which provides retailers, e-commerce, and digital services to millions of customers worldwide, has agreed to pay $ 134,523 to resolve potential civil liability for apparent violations of several OFAC sanctions programs”,- the message claimed.

The US agency did not begin to recover the maximum fine from the company, but decided to limit itself to half the amount of transactions concluded with violations of the sanctions programs, since the violations were voluntarily disclosed by the company itself.