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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Case 05-050113333

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UNCLAS TORONTO 000177

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE
DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DDTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CA TW
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN CASE 05-050113333

Ref: STATE 54920

Sensitive but Unclassified-Please Protect Accordingly

1. (SBU) On June 3, Poloff visited the offices of Junsdom Solutions
in North York, Ontario as instructed by reftel to meet with Peter
Hou, sales representative. The North York office of Junsdom systems
is located in a rental house in a quiet suburban neighborhood north
of downtown Toronto. According to Mr.Hou, all Canada-based
activities of the firm occur at the North York location. Mr. Hou is
Canadian Landed Immigrant (permanent resident) and holds a Taiwan
passport.

2. (SBU) Hou described the S-band radar equipment scheduled to be
consigned to the Chung Shan Institute of Technology as a normal
order for his firm. Hou indicated that he was familiar with the
regulations pertaining to the use of dual-use articles, and that
Junsdom placed great emphasis on complying with USG regulations.
Hou also provided Poloff with a list of transactions from calendar
year 2007. The majority were for radar based equipment purchased on
behalf of the Chung Shan Institute by Evergo Co., a Taiwan company.
A typical transaction involved Chung Shan placing an order with
Evergo, who in turn contracts Junsdom to source the product from
North American suppliers.

3. (SBU) Hou said that the articles were then shipped to him in
North York, before being shipped to Taiwan by Fedex. Orders
typically did not remain in his possession for more than 24 hours.
Larger items were delivered directly to a freight forwarder for
further shipment to Taiwan. While in his possession, all articles
were stored in an alarmed room in the basement of his house (NOTE:
The room also functions as a study and recreation room for his
teenage daughter. END NOTE).

4. (SBU) Hou described Junsdom as a small company with good
connections in Taiwan. His boss, Hsu-Chi Liao, is a dual
Taiwan-Canadian citizen who splits his time between the two
countries. To Hou's knowledge, the company does not/not have any
subsidiaries in the PRC, nor does it do business with mainland China
companies.

5. (SBU) COMMENT: Poloff and Toronto ICE attach subsequently
conducted several internet searches on Junsdom Solutions and related
phone numbers contained in the DSP-5, which indicate that Junsdom
may have an office in Shenyang, PRC. Toronto ICE attach has
coordinated with the ICE field office responsible for Nashua, New
Hampshire to establish contact with the home office of the
manufacturer, the Ferrite Company. Post has also asked the Canadian
Border Service Agency Customs section to query their files for
potential derogatory information regarding Junsdom Solutions. We
will forward any additional information received from Canadian
sources to PM/DTC and ICE. END COMMENT.

TUNIS

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