Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd. Settles Potential Civil Liability for Apparent Violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations

July 19, 2021

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Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd. (“AL Middle East”), a company located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that sells fluid handling and other equipment for the energy industry and other sectors, has agreed to pay $415,695 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (“ITSR”). AL Middle East is the head regional office for the Middle East and Southeast Africa for its ultimate parent company, Swedenbased Alfa Laval AB. The apparent violations were committed between May 2015 and March 2016 when AL Middle East conspired with Dubai- and Iran-based companies to export Gamajet brand storage tank cleaning units from the United States to Iran. As a result of this conspiracy, AL Middle East caused its U.S.-based affiliate to indirectly export goods from the United States to Iran by falsely listing a Dubai-based company (“Dubai company”) as the end-user on its export documentation. The scope of the conspiracy included additional incomplete and contemplated export transactions with Iran that would have employed the same scheme.