DHL agreed to pay $9.4 million to settle allegations it violated U.S. export controls for shipments to Iran, Sudan and Syria, the government said Thursday.
Export regulators alleged the express carrier violated Office of Foreign Asset Controls regulations between August 2002 and March 2007, making more than 300 shipments to Iran and Sudan. Regulations bar shipments for most goods under Iran transaction and Sudan sanction regulations.
DHL further violated regulations by failing to maintain records on other shipments to Iran, government officials said. Waybills allegedly lacked required descriptions of the goods.
In addition to the settlement, DHL agreed to improve its compliance program, and hire an outside auditor to monitor compliance.
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