Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
ZTE
Penalty: 
$661,000,000
Primary Offense: 
export control violation
Violation Description: 

China's Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd., known collectively as ZTE, agreed to a combined civil and criminal penalty of $1.19 billion after being accused of illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of the Export Administration Regulations and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. As part of the settlement, ZTE agreed to pay a penalty of $661 million to the Bureau of Industry Security, with $300 million suspended during a seven-year probationary period to deter future violations.

Year: 
2017
Date: 
March 7, 2017
Agency: 
Bureau of Industry and Security
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
China
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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