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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Cam Ic

VZCZCXYZ0001
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #2146 3310857
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 260857Z NOV 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6314
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 002146

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES/ADYSON
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR PATRICK SANTILLO
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: CAM IC
INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

REF: A) USDOC 06567 B) HK 01087 (2008)

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), Export Control Officer Philip Ankel (ECO) attempted
to conduct a post shipment-verification (PSV) at CAM IC
International limited, Rm. 1405 Chung Kiu Commercial Building, 47-51
Shantung Street, Hong Kong (CAM-IC). The items in question are 200
REI exported to CAM IC on or about April 5, 2008 and valued at USD
38,000. On the applicable shippers export declaration (SED), these
items are classified under export control classification number
(ECCN) 3A001 and, if properly classified, would be controlled for
national security (NS) reasons. These appear to be items that may
be shipped license-free to Hong Kong but would, in virtually all
circumstances, require a license for shipment to mainland China. The
exporter was Rochester Electronics of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

3. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry, CAM IC does not
exist as a registered company in Hong Kong. A domain search of the
company's apparent web site (www.cam-ic.com) reveals that the domain
name was registered by CAM IC International Limited, room 2006, 20F,
Saige Square, Futian District, Shenzhen with a contact name listed
as Arthur Chen and telephone number +86075583775474. The web site
is merely a compilation of text and graphics taken from other web
sites including the web site of CM Computer (www.cmcomputer.com),
which states that it is a leader in military VMEBus, I/O and ATR
Chassis.

4. As detailed further in reftel B and below, CAM IC appears to be
related to Winsuny Tech HK Ltd., the subject of a previous
unfavorable EUC. During that related PSV, a Winsuny representative
claimed that the items shipped to Winsuny from Rochester that were
the subject of that EUC were destined for CAM IC. As further
detailed in reftel B, that claim was almost certainly false. ECO
notes that the director of Winsuny is listed as Chen, Long. ECO
assumes this is the same Mr. Chen as CAM IC's Arthur Chen (listed as
the domain holder contact name for CAM IC).

5. A review of the transaction documents for this shipment provided
by OEA, CAM IC's ship-to address is the same address as Winsuny.
That transaction documentation also lists a bill-to name as Techwing
Elec Ltd., also at the same address. The Hong Kong Companies
Registry does not include a listing for Techwing. The phone number
included in the transaction documents is not operational. An
additional ship-to address in the Rochester transaction
documentation provided by OEA, namely Units 1-3, 7th Floor, Shing
Yip Building, 19-21 Shing Yip Street, Kowloon, corresponds to the
address of Aurora Business Centre, a corporate registration and
hosting company (www.abizctr.com).

6. Based on the information noted above, ECO believes that CAM IC
is an unsuitable recipient of U.S. origin controlled technology.
ECO recommends that BIS reach out to Rochester to determine what
information it had on hand when it shipped the items. Further, ECO
requests that OEA confirm the 3A001 classification of the shipment
so that ECO may reach out to Hong Kong TID concerning a potential
violation of Hong Kong's export control rules in connection with
this shipment. Finally, ECO recommends that CAM IC be added to the
BIS Unverified List and/or Entities List.

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