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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Biomers Pte. Ltd.

VZCZCXYZ0003
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #0816 1270002
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 060002Z MAY 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4794
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3840

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000816

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: BIOMERS PTE. LTD.
REF: A) USDOC 01391 B) D372838

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 Biomers Pte. Ltd., B
Prince George's Park, Singapore (Biomers). The item in question is
S2 glass triaxial braided sleeve exported on or about June 22, 2007
and valued at USD 4,000. The item is classified under Export
Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C210 and is controlled for
nuclear nonproliferation (NP) reasons. The exporter was A and P
Technology, Inc.

3. According to the Singapore companies registry, Biomers has been
in existence since 2005. Its paid-up share capital is the Singapore
equivalent of USD 2.8 million. U.S. national Randall Jay Wall,
Canadian George Jim Aliphtiras and Singaporeans Tham Chee Kuan and
Mervyn Tathiianathan are listed as directors.

4. On April 21, 2008, the ECO, accompanied by a representative of
Singapore Customs visited the company and met with Ms. Renuga Gopal,
Vice President, Product Development. Ms. Gopal stated that the
company's business focuses on orthodontic products. In particular,
the company designs and produces aesthetic orthodontic wires. It is
a small operation in Singapore and the ECO viewed the three-room
production facility. The Singapore operation is an affiliate of
U.S. company Biomers Products, LLC located in Naples Florida
(www.biomersbraces.com).

5. As to the particular item in question, Ms. Gopal stated that the
company had considered using it as part of retainers and braces but
had not been successful. Presently, the company is using S-2
unidirectional glass product it obtained pursuant to USDOC license
D358827. Ms. Gopal produced the item that was subject to the check
for review. It was wrapped in four spools of which only one spool
had been opened. ECO reviewed the documentation and found it to be
in order. ECO also advised Ms. Gopal that prior approval from BIS
was required for any resale or reexport of the product as stipulated
in the applicable license conditions.

6. At the time visited, Biomers appeared to be a suitable recipient
of the commodities shipped since Biomers cooperated with the PSV,
provided ECO with access to the item and operates a line of business
consistent with the item's use. Also, Biomers was informed of the
applicable license conditions and indicated its intent to comply
with the conditions and U.S. export controls more generally.

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