The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $1,016,000 settlement with PT Bukit Muria Jaya (“BMJ”). BMJ, a paper products manufacturer located in Indonesia, has agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 28 apparent violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 510. Specifically, BMJ directed payments related to its exportation of cigarette paper to the DPRK and a blocked person to its U.S. dollar bank account at a non-U.S. bank, which caused U.S. banks to clear wire transfers related to these exports between March 2016 and May 2018. OFAC determined that BMJ did not voluntarily self-disclose these apparent violations, and that these apparent violations constitute a non-egregious case.
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