Robert Kraaipoel

Also Known As: 

Kraaipoel, Robert

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Exporting Country: 



- P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK
- P.O. Box 418 - 1700AK, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
- Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL


Targeted by a Temporary Denial Order (TDO), issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce on October 1, 2007, forbidding participation for 180 days in export transactions involving items subject to U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), along with Aviation Services International B.V., T.P.C. B.V., Delta Logistics B.V., Niels Kraaipoel, Mia Van Gemert, Mojir Trading, Reza Amidi, Lavantia Ltd., and Mita Zarek; TDO renewed for 180 days on April 4, 2008; director or principal officer of Aviation Services International B.V.

From February to April 2007, allegedly attempted to trans-ship aerospace grade aluminum sheets and rods (Model 2024T-3, designed for the manufacture and repair of aircraft) from the United States to Iran without the required U.S. government authorization, despite naming the Netherlands as the ultimate destination, and directed the listing of TPC B.V. (reportedly owned by son, Niels Kraaipoel) on the shipping and invoice documents of the aluminum in order to evade and avoid United States customs and export controls that detained a shipment of aircraft parts to Aviation Services International in January 2007; in November 2005 and January 2006, allegedly falsely represented the end-user or ultimate destination of electronic communications equipment purchased from a U.S. company; from March 2007 to July 2007, allegedly attempted to export polymide film from the United States through Delta Logistics B.V. (operated in part by him and reportedly owned by Niels Kraaipoel), originally refusing to provide an end-user statement and then specifying the end-user as Mojir Trading in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a company that has not been proven to exist upon further investigation; from January 2006 to December 2006, Aviation Services International allegedly reexported and trans-shipped more than 290 items, including parachutes, aircraft parts, aircraft paints, and industrial chemicals, from the United States to businesses and government entities in Iran, including Iran Aircraft Industries, Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company, Iran Aircraft Manufacturing., IND HESA, and Heavy Metals Industries, without the required U.S. government authorization; targeted by a criminal complaint alleging these activities, filed in U.S. District Court, District of Columbia in August 2007 against Robert Kraaipoel, Aviation Services International, B.V., TPC, B.V., and Delta Logistics, B.V.; target of an outstanding arrest warrant as of April 2008; citizen of the Netherlands; born on December 24, 1942.

Date Entered: 

June 30, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

June 30, 2008