PRC-based Zhejiang Qingji Ind. Co., Ltd (Zhejiang Qingji) has sold centrifuges and associated equipment and services valued at several hundreds of thousands of dollars to PCI, with P.B. Sadr acting as an intermediary. PCI has sought these centrifuges from Zhejiang Qingji to support the production of nitrocellulose, an essential raw material for propellants and combustible components.
PRC-based Li Zeming (Li), an employee of Zhejiang Qingji, has personally negotiated and executed Zhejiang Qingji’s centrifuge sales to PCI and P.B. Sadr, and even employed methods to deliberately obfuscate the ultimate end-user of Zhejiang Qingji’s shipments following warnings from the PRC government about dealing with U.S.-designated firms in Iran. PRC-based Shen Weisheng (Shen), the director and general manager of Zhejiang Qingji, has also carried out Zhejiang Qingji’s centrifuge deals, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with PCI and P.B. Sadr.
Hong Kong-based Lingoe Process Engineering Limited (Lingoe) has served as a front company for Zhejiang Qingji in its commercial dealings with PCI and P.B. Sadr. Lingoe has facilitated financial transactions in support of Zhejiang Qingji’s centrifuge sales, affording Zhejiang Qingji access to the U.S. financial system. Iran-based transportation company Blue Calm Marine Services Company (Blue Calm) has facilitated some of these shipments for the benefit of P.B. Sadr.
Zhejiang Qingji is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, PCI. Li and Shen are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Zhejiang Qingji. Lingoe is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, Zhejiang Qingji. Blue Calm is being designated for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, P.B. Sadr.
This network has conducted financial transactions and facilitated procurement of sensitive and critical parts and technology for key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile development, including Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and its affiliated organizations, Parchin Chemicals Industries (PCI), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), Iran Electronics Industries (IEI), and P.B. Sadr, which is PCI’s key intermediary for the procurement of parts to develop missile propellant. PCI, the main beneficiary of this network, is a subsidiary of MODAFL’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and produces ammunition, explosives, and solid propellants for rockets and missiles. OFAC is also designating Iran’s Defense Attaché in Beijing, who has coordinated military-related procurements from the PRC for Iranian end-users, including MODAFL subsidiaries.
Also Known As:
Zhejiang Qingji Ind. Co., Ltd
ZHEJIANG LIGHT MACHINERY INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
ZHEJIANG QINGJI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
Organization Established Date:
18 Jul 1963
Room 1401, No. 658, Jianguo North Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Room 1404, Haihua Plaza, No. 658, Jianguo Road (N), Xiacheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310004, China
Unified Social Credit Code (USCC):
Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 6, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, PCI;