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Unilever

Unilever

Industry: 
Conglomerate
Value of USG Contracts: 
842
Symbol: 
NYSE:UL
States: 
IN
MI
TX
VA
Country: 
Netherlands/UK
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"Unilever, which manufactures products like Dove soap, has been in the Iranian market since at least 2003, operating factories there and maintaining an office in Tehran, according to news reports and the company's Web site. It also sells its products to the American military."

From 2000-2009, the company was the recipient of $842.1 million US federal funds.  Their business in Iran is currently active.  (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6/2010)

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Several renowned German companies are involved in major Iranian infrastructure projects, especially in the petrochemical sector, like Linde, BASF, Lurgi, Krupp, Siemens, ZF Friedrichshafen, Mercedes, Volkswagen and MAN. (Thai Press Reports, IRAN/GERMANY IRANIAN-GERMAN TRADE UP 78%, December 8, 2008)

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Unilevers Turkish holdings, valued at YTL 100 million, are indicators of its faith in the Turkish economy, said local company spokesman Ebru Senel Erim. The Istanbul offices vast market ranges from Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan in the East to Macedonia, Albania, Moldova, Romania, Kosovo and Bosnia in the West. (Turkish Daily News, ISTANBUL BECOMES MANAGEMENT HUB, December 17, 2007)

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Listed by U.S. Government as doing business in Iran. (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, List of Companies Doing Business With State Sponsors Of Terror, Removed from the internet in July of 2007)

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GIANTS WITH A FOOT IN TEHRAN: Total, Shell, Statoil, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, MTN, UPS, Linde, Technip, Nokia, Ericsson, Peugeot, Renault, OMV, Societe Generale, ENI, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Siemens, LG, Samsung, Bosch, Valeo, Nestle, Unilever, BAT, Japan Tobacco. (The London Times, American pressure threatens UK firms, Christine Seib, May 27, 2006)

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