Background

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order denying for 180 days the export privileges of three companies and three individuals, all located in Indonesia, for operating an international procurement network of aircraft parts suppliers and repair facilities to acquire and repair U.S.-origin goods for an Iranian airline that has been on the BIS Denied Persons List since 2008 due to “numerous significant, continuing, deliberate, and covert violations of the Export Administration Regulations.”

BIS explains that it has received evidence that the Indonesian entities operated as parties to and/or facilitated transactions structured to evade U.S. sanctions regulations by routing unlicensed exports or reexports through Indonesia and other third countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, to Iran. BIS has also detected that these entities continued to seek aircraft parts from the U.S. until as recently as December 2019, raising further concerns of continuing additional violations.

Under this order, neither the Indonesian entities nor anyone acting on their behalf may directly or indirectly participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software, or technology exported or to be exported from the U.S. that is subject to the EAR.

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