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To avoid detection of its 2013-2016 resumed illegal sales to Iran, ZTE formed the “contract data induction team” (“CDIT”).
It intended to use 8S to export U.S.-origin items from China to ZTE customers in Iran.
Beginning in July 2014, ZTE began shipping U.S.-origin equipment to Iran once again without the necessary licenses.
Summary of the Criminal ConductAccording to documents filed today, for a period of almost six years, ZTE obtained U.S.-origin items – including controlled dual-use goods on the Department of Commerce’s Commerce Control List (CCL) – incorporated some of those items into ZTE equipment and shipped the ZTE equipment and U.S.-origin items to customers in Iran.
ZTE did not include the U.S. items on the customs declaration forms, though it did include the U.S.-origin items on the packing lists included inside of the shipments.
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The Chinese firm ZTE Corp. has agreed to pay the United States $892 million and plead guilty to violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
The department said the company had illegally shipped sensitive U.S.-made equipment to Iran.
According to legal documents, ZTE obtained the banned goods over a six-year period and shipped them to customers in Iran, knowing that the sales violated the sanctions.
ZTE entered a guilty plea and also settled charges with the Commerce and Treasury departments.
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Chinese cellphone giant ZTE to pay U.S. $900M for breaking Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON — Chinese cellphone equipment maker ZTE will plead guilty and pay the United States nearly $900 million for shipping sensitive U.S.-made technology to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
According to court documents, ZTE obtained the banned goods over a six-year period and shipped them to customers in Iran, knowing that the sales violated the sanctions.
“The U.S. isn’t going to be shy about going after companies connected to the Chinese government.”Several of ZTE’s top shareholders are corporations owned by the Chinese government.
Officials from the departments described an elaborate scheme by the company to ship about $32 million worth of U.S.-made equipment to Iran while lying to federal investigators.
It is one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies with subsidiaries in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.