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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0004
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #0928 1420750
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 210750Z MAY 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4931
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3858

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000928

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:
INNOVATIVE POLYMERS PTE LTD.
REF: A) USDOC 01385 B)D353591

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 Innovative Polymers
Pte. Ltd., 31 UBi Road 1, No 01-00 Aztech Building, Singapore
(Innovative Polymers). The item in question is carbon nanotube
aggregate exported to Innovative Polymers on or about April 6, 2006
and October 11, 2007. The item is classified under Export Control
Classification Number (ECCN) 1C010 and is controlled for national
security reasons (NS). The exporter was Hyperrion Catalysis
International, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
3. According to the Singapore companies registry, Innovative
Polymers was registered in 1996 and its registered share capital is
the Singapore dollar equivalent of approximately USD 7.25 million.
Its directors are Singapore citizen, See, Toh Wei-Meng and Singapore
permanent resident Ng, Bee Keong. Messrs See and Ng are also the
shareholders of the company as is Singapore permanent resident Lee,
Sue Lin.

4. A review of the company's web site (www.Innovativepolymers.com)
reveals that the company specializes in distribution of engineering
plastics serving the hard disk drive and semi-conductor industries.
Its also manufactures customized engineering plastics. The web site
lists a wide range of products for which Innovative Polymers is a
distributor.

5. On April 22, 2008, the ECO, accompanied by a representative of
Singapore Customs, visited the company and met with Mr. Tan, Thiam
Hock, Marketing Manager and Mr. Ng, Bee Keong, Managing Director.
Mr. Ng provided an overview of the company. As noted on the web
site, the company's target customers are hard disk manufacturers and
semicon companies. Its products are used in industrial
applications. Innovative Products sells finished and semi-finished
products to an existing network of customers, not on the open
market.

6. As to the particular item in question, Mr. Ng stated that the
company is interested in the item for use in applications where
static electricity is a concern. He stated that the nanotube
product is quite expensive so, for the moment, it is only being used
for research and development purposes. Hyperion is a regular
supplier of this product and it applies for BIS licenses based on
projections of annual need provided by Innovative Polymers. Mr. Ng
confirmed that the company is aware of the applicable license
conditions. ECO inspected the remaining product, much of which
remained in its original packaging.

7. At the time visited, Innovative Polymers appeared to be a
suitable recipient of the commodities shipped since Innovative
Polymers 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, Innovative Polymers is
familiar with the applicable license conditions and expressed its
commitment to comply with them.

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