Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amazon.com, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Penalty: 
$134,523
Year: 
2020
Date: 
July 8, 2020
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
economic sanction violation
Violation Description: 

Amazon.com agreed to pay $134,523 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of multiple OFAC sanctions programs. As a result of deficiencies related to Amazon's sanctions screening processes, it provided goods and services to persons sanctioned by OFAC; to persons located in the sanctioned region or countries of Crimea, Iran, and Syria; and to individuals located in or employed by the foreign missions of countries sanctioned by OFAC. Amazon also failed to timely report several hundred transactions conducted pursuant to a general license issued by OFAC that included a mandatory reporting requirement, thereby nullifying that authorization with respect to those transactions.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.