Sportika Export


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Over the last three presidential administrations, the United States government has granted Sportika Export 16 special licenses to do business in Iran. (New York Times, "Companies with Permission to Bypass Sanctions," 12/24/10)


"This license was to export food supplements for building muscles, like protein powder, to Iran. Richard White, Sportika Export's chief executive, said Iran is a very good market for companies like his. 'It appears there must be an upper class there because these items are fairly high priced by the time you import then and pay all the duty there,' he said, adding that he is comfortable selling his products in Iran 'because the government is comfortable with our doing it.'" (New York Times, "Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut," 12/24/10)