Merlin Trading Company

Also Known As: 

Merlin International Trading Company

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • United States


195 Upper Paya Lebar Road, 534873, Singapore

A Singapore-based company; according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, supplied or attempted to supply items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to Iran-based Pardazan System Namad Arman (PASNA).

Between 2016 and 2017, allegedly worked with PASNA's managing director, Iranian national Mehdi Khoshghadam, and front companies in Malaysia, mainland China, and Hong Kong to obtain electrical connectors and other goods from a company in the United States for reexport to Iran, in violation of U.S. export controls.


Added on December 8, 2022, to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements (with a presumption of denial) due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

August 24, 2023

Date Last Modified: 

August 24, 2023