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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #1729 1790252
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 280252Z JUN 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2122
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3552

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001729

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MNICKSON-DORSEY/LLAUCIUS
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR
WILLIAM ZARIT
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
SINGAPORE FOR FCS

SIPDIS

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

REF: A) USDOC 04622 B) GBS

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),
Regional Export Control Officer Philip Ankel (ECO)
conducted a post shipment-verification (PSV) at
Wintech Microelectronics Co. Ltd., 25 Serangoon
North Ave. 5, No. 05-001, Singapore (Wintech).
The items in question were three programmable
logic arrays exported to Wintech on or about April
12, 2007 and valued at USD 15,435. On the
applicable shippers export declaration (SED), the
items were classified as 3A001 and are most likely
controlled for national security (NS) reasons.
The exporter was Altera Corporation of San Jose,
California.

3. According to the Singapore companies registry,
Wintech has been in existence since 2001. Its
paid-up share capital is the Singapore equivalent
of USD one million. Singapore national, Mr. Yang
Kwang Han and Taiwanese nationals Wen-Sung Cheng
and Wen-Hung Hsu are listed as directors. Wintech
Investment Co. Ltd. is listed as the sole
shareholdler.

4. On June 20, 2007, the ECO met with several
Wintech staff members including Ms. Karen Seah,
Senior Logistics Executive, Ms. Crystal Wan,
Accountant and Ms. Emily Lim, ISA Supervisor. ECO
was accompanied by Kevin Boo of Singapore Customs
for this PSV. Ms. Seah stated that the company
has been in existence since 2001 in Singapore and
is an affiliate of Taiwanese publicly listed
company, Wintech (more information at
www.wtmec.com). Ms. Seah further stated that,
worldwide, Wintech has about 900 staff and
approximately USD 35 million in turnover. It is a
distributor of electronic components including IC
products for use in production of mobile phones
and other electronic products. The company
services the South Asia market including mainland
China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and
India.

5. As to the specific items in question,
documents provided by Wintech indicate that the
customer was SM Electronics, a South Korea based
reseller. Ms. Seah was unaware of the end-user of
the items since, she stated, this was a customer
of the Hong Kong Wintech office. A review of the
documents suggested that Wintech paid USD 15,435
for the items but sold them for USD 10,500. By e-
mail, a Michelle Huang from Wintech in Taiwan
subsequently clarified that the customer had
requested a discount for the items and Altera
agreed to reimburse Wintech for the discounted
amount. Ms. Huang further stated that the end-
user of the items is ETRI (a Korean government R&D
center) for the Altera product (more information
about ETRI can be found at www.etri.re.kr).

6. The ECO provided background information on BIS
reexport controls to Wintech and stressed that
such controls apply to U.S. origin items that
Wintech resells.

7. At the time visited, Wintech appeared to be a
suitable recipient of the commodities shipped (as
reseller) since Wintech cooperated with the PSV
and provided all requested information concerning
the final disposition of the applicable items. At
the same time, the ECO was not able to inspect the
subject items as they had already been delivered
to Wintech's customer. Consistent with guidance
on reporting of PSVs where the items cannot be
physically inspected, the ECO recommends that this
PSV be classified as Limited.

Cunningham

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