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28 January, Friday

Danish court fines Dan-Bunkering over Syria sanctions violations

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On Tuesday (14 December 2021), the Court of Odense, Denmark, fined Dan-Bunkering DKK 30 million for violating EU sanctions by selling 172,000 tonnes of jet fuel for use in Syria between 2015 and 2017. The sales were made to 2 Russian entities in 33 transactions. Its parent company, Bunker Holding, was also fined DKK 4 million, the CEO of Bunker Holding was given a suspended sentence of 4 months’ imprisonment, and DKK 15.65 million worth of profits were seized. Press Release & Press Release. See previous post & post.
 
The Court said that Dan-Bunkering intentionally violated EU sanctions because it must have known that the jet fuel would be used by the Russian military in Syria. It also said that Bunker Holding and its CEO had committed negligent violations of EU sanctions in relation to 8 of the transactions.

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