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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Prelicense Check: Unique Electronics Limited

VZCZCXYZ0010
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #0738 0740737
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 150737Z MAR 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0924
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000738

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES/DFARROW
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM ZARIT
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS

BEIJING FOR FCS JEANETTE CHU

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRELICENSE CHECK: UNIQUE ELECTRONICS LIMITED

REF: A) USDOC 00888

1.Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.

2. As per reftel A request and at the direction of the Office of
Enforcement Analysis (OEA) of the USDOC Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), Export Control Officer Philip Ankel (ECO) and
Commercial Assistant Sandy Lai attempted to conduct a pre-license
check (PLC) at Unique Electronics Limited, Unit I, 3/F, Good Harvest
Center, 33 On Chuen St., Fanling, Hong Kong (Unique). The items in
question are 20 Uni-Imps high-speed transient surge protectors
classified under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 3A228
and controlled for nuclear nonproliferation (NP) reasons. The
license applicant is High Energy Devices LLC of Maryland Heights,
MO.

3. According to the Hong Kong companies registry, Unique has been
in existence since June 2003. Its directors are Song, Fang and Song,
Youjun, both mainland Chinese passport holders. The companyQs
issued and paid up capital is HK10 (approximately USD 1). According
to the companies registry, these directors are not listed as
directors in any other Hong Kong companies.

4. A review of open source information reveals that several other
companies are collocated with Unique at its address in Hong Kong
including the following: Easy (H.K.) Trading Company Ltd.
(www.easyhk.com), Prosperity International Trading Ltd., HK
Perfection Industry Ltd., Parkson Pack Co. Ltd., and Yakoda (H.K.)
Co., Ltd.

5. A review of the web site of the ultimate consignee (Xian
Fangyanming Science & Technology) reveals that this entity has
several affiliates. More information on those affiliates may be
found at the following websites: www.fy-ic.com, www.fyming.com,
www.gatherstar.com, www.winner-fy.com and www.bjfy-ic.com. Note
that two affiliates are representative offices in Russia and
Ukraine. Shenzhen-based affiliate, Shenzhen Fan Yan Ming Technology
Development Company states on its website that it is the authorized
sales agent of Rochester Electronics, the worldQs most comprehensive
aftermarket supplier of discontinued semiconductors. Shenzhen Fan
Yan Ming Technology Development Company further states that it can
procure Russian military products. The director of that company
also appears to be a director of Unique.

6. Commercial Assistant Sandy Lai attempted for several weeks to
arrange a meeting to conduct the PLC. According to the receptionist
who answered the phone, Mr. Sang Fong was not available to meet
because of his travels throughout mainland China. Mr. Sang FongQs
unwillingness to meet persisted despite numerous calls and letters
to the company.

7. OEA has indicated to the ECO that the exporter no longer wishes
to proceed with this transaction and has requested that the ECO
close out this PLC. The ECO is therefore closing out this PLC as
inconclusive.

Cunningham

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