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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification: Millionbond

VZCZCXYZ0019
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #0270 0440742
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 130742Z FEB 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4120
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000270

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES/ADYSON
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: MILLIONBOND
TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

REF: A) USDOC 00376 B) D370131

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 Millionbond Technology Limited, Flat
2408-12, 24/F, Chun Shing Factory Estate, 85-89 Kwai Fuk Rd, Kwai
Chung, N.T., Hong Kong (Millionbond). The items in question are 15
accelerometers exported to Millionbond on or about March 8, 2007 and
valued at approximately USD 17,000. The accelerometers are the
subject of export license D370131 and are classified under Export
Control Classification Number (ECCN) 7A101. This ECCN is controlled
for missile technology (MT) reasons. The exporter was Honeywell
International Inc. of Redmond, Washington.

3. A review of Hong Kong Companies Registry reveals that Millionbond
Technology Limited was registered in 1999 and has a registered
capital of the Hong Kong equivalent of USD 40,000. Its directors
are Hong Kong residents Hung, Hin Pong and Luk, Sui Fong as well as
Lucky Engineering Company Limited. Mr. Hung is also a director of
several other companies in Hong Kong including AEI Cables Limited,
Lucky (HCMS) Limited and Lucky Engineering Company Limited. Mr. Luk
is also a director in Artwave Decoration & Design Limited, Hong Kong
Electrical Contractors' Association Limited, Hong Kong Walton Steel
Pipe Industrial Limited, Koon Dwok Realty Limited, Lucky (Asia)
Group Limited, Lucky E& M Limited, Lucky Engineering Company
Limited, Ricox Engineering Limited, Super Sharp Company Limited,
Super Wisdom Limited, Triple Smart Company Limited, Westson
Electrical Supplies Limited and Westson Resource Limited. Lucky
Engineering Company Limited was registered in 1981 and has
registered capital of the Hong Kong equivalent of USD 8 million.

4. Millionbond does not have a web presence. Open source
information reveals that Lucky Engineering Company Limited provides
electrical engineering, building service engineering and engineering
contracting services.

5. On January 29, 2008, ECO and Commercial Assistant Carrie Chan
visited Millionbond at the address referenced above and met with Mr.
Simon H.P. Hung, Executive Director. Mr. Hung provided business
cards listing him as the Executive Director of Millionbond and
Manager of Lucky Engineering Co., Ltd.

6. Mr. Hung provided a general overview of the corporate structure
of the Lucky group of companies (including a company
profile/brochure that includes extensive background on each of the
companies and the scopes of their work). Specifically, Lucky
Engineering Company Limited was founded in 1975 (it existed
previously as Lucky Air-Conditioning and Electrical Company) to
carry out various mechanical and electrical projects both in Hong
Kong and China. The Lucky Group of companies also holds a range of
other companies including Lucky E&M Limited, Westson Electrical
Supplies Limited, Artwave Decoration and Design Limited and
Millionbond Technology Limited. Millionbond was founded ten years
ago to compete on certain high-tech projects. Information provided
by Mr. Hung was consistent with information provided by OEA and
independently obtained by the ECO.

7. As to the specific items in question, Mr. Hung stated that these
had been procured in fulfillment of a project funded by the Hong
Kong Highways Department. In particular, the accelerometers were
installed in the recently completed bridge linking Hong Kong and
Shenzhen, mainland China. Mr. Hung provided documentation
confirming payment by the Hong Kong Government for five sets of
tri-axial accelerometers (each set has three accelerometers,
according to Mr. Hong). The accelerometers were installed to
measure the movement of the bridge resulting from wind. Mr. Hung
also confirmed that Millionbond had received a Hong Kong Government
import license for the items.

Cunningham

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