Electronics, Retail

In July 2017 Amazon disclosed the government probe in documents filed with the SEC. The company said that between Jan 2012 and June 2017 it sold and delivered nearly $25,000 worth of merchandise to an Iranian embassy outside of Iran, and another $8,100 to other individuals with ties to the Iranian government, according to the filing.

The products it sold included books, jewelry, toys, health and beauty products, electronics, lawn and patio equipment, and musical instruments


" Inc. on Friday disclosed Iranian business ties that may have violated U.S. sanctions, warning that it may be penalized after a regulatory review of the activities. The company said in a regulatory filing that from 2012 to 2016 it "processed and delivered orders of consumer products for certain individuals and entities located outside Iran covered by the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)"... Amazon said Friday it sold a variety of consumer products to individuals and unspecified groups controlled or owned by the Iranian government. The goods ranged from apparel to software to pet products and cost $50 to about $2,400, according to the filing. Amazon said it doesn't plan to sell to these accounts in the future." (Bloomberg,  "Amazon Discloses Iranian Business Ties, Warms of Penalities," 2/10/2017).