Amazon has agreed to pay a $ 134,500 fine for selling goods to residents of Syria, Iran, and Crimea, the US Treasury Department said on Wednesday.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the company “agreed to pay 134,523 thousand dollars to compensate for its possible civil liability for violating numerous sanctions.”
The Agency writes that as a result of shortcomings in monitoring compliance with sanctions, Amazon provided goods and services to people under sanctions in sanctioned regions or countries, such as Crimea, Iran, and Syria. Also, according to the Agency, Amazon provided services for individuals who are located or working in foreign offices of countries under sanctions.
According to the Ministry of Finance, although the company failed to notify the authorities on time about “several hundred” such transactions than it violated its obligations, this was not intentional.