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Cablegate: Taiwan: Result of Blue Lantern Pre-License Check 050106202

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHIN #0828 1650916
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 130916Z JUN 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9161

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 000828

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/TC, PM/DTCC AND ISN/MTR

PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR TIM WATKINS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TW
SUBJECT: TAIWAN: RESULT OF BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE CHECK 050106202

REF: STATE 60981

1. Per reftel requests, AIT/T contacted the Taiwan Combined
Logistics Command (CLC), Ministry of National Defense (MND), and the
foreign consignee, Guo-Tong Technology Company. AIT/T's findings
reflected the bona fides of the consignee and the reliability of
this business transaction.

Guo Tong Technology Company
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2. Mr. Huang Hsin-i, Chairman of the Guo Tong Technology Company,
presented CLC contract documents to an AIT/T Econ Official. CLC is
the procurement agency for the Taiwan military. Mr. Huang's
documents indicated that the contract was made between CLC and Guo
Tong Technology Company, and that the latter needs to directly
transport the spare parts in question to the Taiwan Air Force's
central warehouse in Tainan.

3. Mr. Huang served in the army including working in the Procurement
Division of the Defense Office in Washington, MND, from 1998 to
2001. Six years ago he retired from the military. Three years
ago, due to his close connections with military procurement offices,
he founded Guo Tong Technology Company. Mr. Huang understands the
USML article restrictions.

4. Mr. Huang's company focuses importing aircraft spare parts, and
its main customers are military units and the Chung Shan Institute
of Science and Technology (CSIST.) Currently, Mr. Huang has four
contracts with CSIST and three with CLC including this subject
case.

Combined Logistics Command
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5. AIT/T contacted CLC Capt. Wu and confirmed the contract with Guo
Tong Technology Company.

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