A China-based import and export company that has facilitated shipments of dual-use items to Iran; some items were ultimately destined for U.N.-sanctioned Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG); sanctioned by the United States in 2017.
Risky Entity Profiles
The Wisconsin Project uses reliable open sources to profile entities around the world linked to the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, missiles, and advanced military technology. These entity profiles are published in the Risk Report database. Each entity profile contains identifier information, a summary of sanctions or trade restrictions, a description of proliferation-related activities, relevant procurement efforts, and information about related companies – including parents, subsidiaries, clients, and key personnel. The Risk Report contains some 5,000 entity profiles. The following are several examples drawn from the database. Learn more about the Risk Report here.
DCB Finance Limited
Operates as a front company on behalf of North Korea’s Daedong Credit Bank; sanctioned by the United States in 2013; sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council in 2016 as an entity responsible for North Korea’s WMD-related programs.
Syed Vaqar Ashraf
A Pakistani national who attempted to export miniature vertical gyroscopes, items appearing on the USML, from the United States to Pakistan without the required licenses; pled guilty in 2016; serves as an official at I&E International and Data Systems.
Company of Metallic Constructions and Mechanical Industries
A Syrian entity subordinate to Handasieh (General Establishment for Engineering Industries), which is responsible for developing chemical weapons and ballistic missiles; identified as the consignee of a shipment of military-related items from North Korea that was seized in 2010.
Gulf Gate Sea Cargo L.L.C.
A Dubai-based shipping and freight forwarding company, run by Mehrdad Ansari, involved in a conspiracy to ship thousands of U.S.-origin military and dual-use parts to Iran without required export licenses; added to the U.S. Entity List in 2016.
KBP Instrument Design Bureau
A Russian research and production center that develops precision-guided weapons; transferred lethal military equipment to Iran and Iraq in 2003; sanctioned by the U.S. in 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID)
North Korea’s primary exporter of ballistic missiles and conventional weapons; sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council in 2009; supplies Iran and Syria with missile and military equipment.
Trident International Corporation, LLC
A California-based exporter of electronic components; indicted in 2015 for smuggling goods and money laundering; from 2011 to 2013, allegedly exported dual-use computer chips with military applications from the U.S. to freight forwarders in Estonia and Finland for transshipment to Russia.
Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG)
A subordinate of Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization responsible for Iran’s liquid-fuelled ballistic missile program, including the medium-range Shahab-3 (based on North Korea’s No Dong missile); designated by the U.N. in 2006 pursuant to Security Council resolution 1737.
Step Standard Technical Part
A Turkey-based company involved in procurement for Iran’s missile program; in 2006, alleged to have illegally shipped guided missile parts and dual-use nuclear-related material to Iran; sanctioned by the E.U. in 2011; added to the U.S. SDN list in 2011.