May 19, 2020

China-based airline sales agent designated by OFAC

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury has designated Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for acting as a general sales agent for Mahan Air, an Iranian airline that was designated in October 2011 pursuant to Executive Order 13224, for providing support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.  Mahan Air was also designated by the US Department of State in December 2019 pursuant to Executive Order 13382.  

According to OFAC, Shanghai Saint Logistics provides freight booking and other services for Mahan Air flights between Iran and China.  It is the seventh designation of a general sales agent for Mahan Air.

Following the designation of Shanghai Saint Logistics, all US property of the company is blocked, and dealing with such property by US persons within or transiting the US is generally prohibited.  Furthermore, persons that engage in certain transactions with the blocked entity may themselves be exposed to designation.

US Dept of the Treasury press release