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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0003
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #1068 1090242
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 190242Z APR 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1348
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001068

SIPDIS

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

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
EASTERN DRAGON EXPRESS CO. LTD.

REF: A) USDOC 01522

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) conducted a post shipment-
verification at Eastern Dragon Express Company Limited,
23 Man Lok Street, Unit C., 6th Floor, Kowloon, Hong
Kong (Eastern Dragon). The items in question are
inductors exported to Eastern Dragon on or about
September 8, 2006 and valued at USD 47,076. On the
applicable shippers export declaration (SED), these
items are classified as EAR99. Items properly
classified as EAR99 may be exported/reexported to
virtually all destinations and end-users worldwide,
license free. The exporter was Coilcraft, Inc. of
Princeton, Illinois (www.coilcraft.com).

3. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry,
Eastern Dragon has been in existence since 1995. It
has nominal share capital (the equivalent of USD 10).
The Commercial Registry lists Hong Kong Resident Card
holders Pun Yue Lee and Siu Lung Keung as Directors.
Another company with a similar name, Eastern Dragon
Express (HK) Limited has been in existence since 2000.
One of its Directors is also Siu Lung Keung. Another
Director is listed as Shao Pin Keung. This company's
share capital is slightly higher, though still modest
(the equivalent of USD 1250). A profile of Eastern
Dragon Express (HK) Ltd. on the Hong Kong Trade and
Development Council's web site
states that Eastern Dragon Express (HK) Ltd. is a full-
service freight forwarding company with world-wide
operations.

4. Commercial Assistant Sandy Lai attempted, on
several occasions, to schedule the PSV with Eastern
Dragon. Eastern Dragon refused to meet with the ECO
asserting that information about shipments is
confidential and that Eastern Dragon would only share

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such information with officials from Hong Kong Customs.
After several additional calls and letters, Eastern
Dragon agreed to meet.

5. On April 12, 2007, the ECO met with Mr. T.Y. Ling,
Eastern Dragon's Planning and Development Manager at
the address referenced above. Mr. Ling stated that
Eastern Dragon acts as a freight forwarder and that its
primary client (yielding approximately 70 percent of
sales) is Coilcraft. Eastern Dragon acts, in part, as
a freight consolidator for Coilcraft in that Coilcraft
has several manufacturing plants in China and sends
components for assembly to Hong Kong to be consolidated
and shipped to those production facilities.

6. With respect to the shipment in question, Mr. Ling
provided documentation showing that the items had been
received by Eastern Dragon and subsequently shipped to
Coilcraft's production facilities in Xian and Shenzhen,
China.

7. In response to the ECO's question, Mr. Ling stated
that certain collocated companies at the Eastern Dragon
business offices are affiliated with the owner and rent
space in the overall Eastern Dragon facility. These
companies are Kinetic Co. (HK), Mitax Electronics
(H.K.) Company, Snow Garden International Development
Limited, East Dragon Development and China Jet Express
Group Ltd.

8. The ECO recommends that this check be categorized
as Favorable.

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