Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

OFAC IMPOSES $7m CIVIL PENALTY ON SWISS AVIATION IT FIRM SITA FOR USING US-BASED SERVERS




The Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC, has imposed a Civil Penalty, in the amount of $7,829,640, against the Swiss aviation services IT firm Societe´ Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques. also known as SITA, for violations of SDGT sanctions imposed upon certain Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi airlines.

These airlines are;
MAHAN AIR
SYRIAN ARAB AIRLINES
CASPIAN AIR
MERAJ AIR
AL-NASER AIRLINES

SITA, which has no offices or contacts with the United States, provides commercial telecommunication and information technology services, and software, to five sanctioned Middle Eastern airlines, and these services utilize a server located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Readers who wish to review the Enforcement Information may access the complete text here.

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