On 19 June, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced that the US company John Bean Technologies Corporation (“JBT”) had agreed to pay $391,950 to settle civil liability for apparent sanctions violations. In April 2009, JBT sold goods to a Chinese company that were shipped on blocked vessels controlled by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (“IRISL”). In addition, in May and June 2009, JBT made arrangements to reimburse third parties for payments to IRISL that could not be processed through normal channels because of US sanctions. IRISL is designated as a Specially Designated National (“SDN”) under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, and many of the vessels it owns are individually listed on the SDN list. The transactions were not self-disclosed, and OFAC considered them a non-egregious case.