Amazon reports US Iran sanctions breaches

amazon-logo-1Amazon has announced that it may have violated US sanctions on Iran by processing and delivering orders of consumer products to sanctioned people and entities located outside Iran.  Amazon voluntarily reported the possible violations, and has said that it will cooperate with an investigation by US regulators.  It has also said it will enhance its processes designated to identify transactions associated with people designated under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act 2012.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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