OFAC Penalizes Trade with Cuba

On July 10, 2012, Great Western Malting Co. (“Great Western”), of Vancouver, Washington, agreed to pay $1,347,750 to settle apparent violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. The Company produces malt for the brewing, distilling, and food markets. The apparent violations by Great Western occurred between August 2006 and March 2009, when it performed various back-office functions for the sales by a foreign affiliate of non-U.S. origin barley malt to Cuba.

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