Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Santex Lines, IRISL’s regional office located in China;

Ahmad Tafazoli is the General Manager for Santex Lines;

According to the European Union, has acted on behalf of IRISL in China;

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRISL and affiliates have provided logistical services to Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL);

Provides container, break bulk, and bulk services;

Company officials have included Moosa Khoshkhouy, Hossein Siahsabil (commercial manager), A. Tafazoly (general manager), Capt. Sajdeh (operations manager), and Ghasem Gaili (line manager).

Also Known As:
Santex Shipping Company
E-Sail Shipping Company
Rice Shippin

Involved In:
Missile Weapon program


Suite 1501, Shanghai Zhongrong Plaza, 1088 Pudong (S)Road, Shanghai 200122, China
F23A-D, Times Plaza No. 1, Taizi Road, Shekou, Shenzhen 518067, China

Person of interests:
Ahmad Tafazoly

Reason for the color:
» Designation of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines – E-sail Shipping Company and Mahan Air;
» Designated by the European Union (on December 1, 2011) as an entity owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) or an IRISL affiliate;
» Removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;
» Designated by the United States (on June 20,2011) pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters;
» Removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;

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