In violation of the sanctions, the American company Seagate supplied Huawei with its hard drives from China. It sold more than $1.1 billion worth of products to the Chinese. So far, Seagate has agreed to pay a fine of $300 million in accordance with the decision of the US Department of Commerce.

It is reported by The Verge.

It is noted that after the introduction of restrictions on trade with China in the United States, Seagate shipped to Huawei 7.4 million tons. hard drives. Trade relations lasted from August 2020 to September 2021 without obtaining an export license.

Seagate will pay the fine for five years, $15 million each. Quarterly. The first payment is due for October 31, 2023.

It is known that Huawei was blacklisted by US organizations back in May 2019. Instead, Seagate continued to supply hard drives for Huawei, becoming its sole supplier.