Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:
DE RUEHHK #0918 1410846
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 200846Z MAY 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4921
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3857
UNCLAS HONG KONG 000918
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
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP ETRD ETTC HK
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
HITECH HEAT TREATMENT SERVICES PTE LTD.
REF: A) USDOC 01390 B)D381249
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 Hitech Heat
Treatment Services Pte. Ltd., 57 Joo Koon Circle, Singapore
(Hitech). The item in question is one absolute pressure transducer
exported to Hitech on or about October 10, 2007. The item is
classified under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B230
and is controlled for nuclear nonproliferation reasons (NP). The
exporter was MKS Instruments Inc. or Andover, Massachusetts.
3. According to the Singapore companies registry, Hitech was
registered in 1991 and its registered share capital is the Singapore
dollar equivalent of approximately USD 1.25 million. Its directors
are Malaysia national, Oan, Kim Eng and Singapore citizen, Yio Oon
Koon and Singapore permanent resident, Lim Tien Hwa. Messrs Lim and
Yio are are also the shareholders of the company.
4. A review of the company's web site (www.hitech.sg) reveals that
the company specializes in providing heat treatment services to a
range of manufacturing sectors including aerospace, power
generation, military, electronics, etc. Its services include Vacuum
heat treatment, protective atmosphere heat treatment, plasma surface
treatment as well as cryogenic treatment, among others.
5. On April 21, 2008, the ECO, accompanied by a representative of
Singapore Customs visited the company and met with Mr. Wilfredo
Linao, Plant Superintendent. Mr. Linao provided a brief description
of the company consistent with the information on the company's web
6. As to the particular item in question, Mr. Linao confirmed that
the company had received the transducer and was using it on a Fours
BMI furnace. Mr. Linao provided the ECO with documentation
confirming receipt. Mr. Linao then took the ECO to the plant floor
where the ECO was able to inspect the item on the back of the
furnace. Mr. Linao also confirmed that the company has received the
applicable license conditions from the exporter (MKS).
7. At the time visited, Hitech appeared to be a suitable recipient
of the commodities shipped since Hitech cooperated with the PSV,
provided ECO with access to the item and related documents and
operates a line of business consistent with the use of the items.
Also, Hitech is familiar with the applicable license conditions and
expressed its commitment to comply with them.