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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0013
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #1665 1720726
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 210726Z JUN 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2038
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001665

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES/DFARROW
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR
WILLIAM ZARIT
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS

BEIJING FOR FCS JEANETTE CHU

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
SHINGING LAND TECHNOLOGY

REF: A) USDOC 03922

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
of a shipment bound for Shining Land Technology
(Hong Kong) Co. Ltd, MSH 3179, Room 1007, 10F, Ho
King Ctr., No 2-16 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Hong
Kong (Shining Land). The item in question is one
gas chromatograph valued at USD 16,311. On the
applicable shippers export declaration (SED), the
item is classified as 3A999. Items properly
classified as 3A999 may be exported/reexported to
virtually all destinations and end-users
worldwide, license free, except for certain
designated state sponsors of terrorism (including
North Korea). The exporter was Agilent
Technologies Inc. of New Castle, Delaware.

3. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry,
Shining Land has been in existence since June
2006. It has the equivalent of USD 100 authorized
capital but no paid-up capital. Mainland Chinese
nationals Chuanjian Lu and Xiaochun Qian are
listed as directors. No further information about
the company (including its phone number) could be
located in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
web site, the Yellow Pages or other typical
places. The contact number for Shining Land
referenced in reftel A is a Shanghai number. An
Internet check of the phone number reveals that
this number is apparently also the phone number of
Shanghai company, Shanghai Hushi Chemical Reagent
& Analysis Instrument Company Limited
(www.shhushi.com) and its subsidiary companies
Shanghai Experimental Equipment Company Limited
and Tianchang Qianqiu Glass Instrument Company
Limited. The address of these companies listed on
the web site is the same as the address listed for
the mainland Chinese directors of Shining Land.
The phone number for Shining Land listed in reftel
A also corresponds to the phone number listed on
the web sites for these companies. As part of end-
use checks in Hong Kong and at the direction of
BIS headquarters, the ECO's practice is not to
call or otherwise reach out to mainland Chinese
companies involved in Hong Kong related checks.

4. The offices of Shining Land are located in a
low-end shopping area. Ho King Center is on top
of a street market and is a run-down office
building. On the building directory, Room 1007 is
listed as "Bright Sun Shipping Company". However,
nothing is listed for this office number on the
10th floor directory nor is there any name listed
on the Room 1007 office door. Offices on the 10th
floor appear to be quite small, perhaps 100-150
square feet (enough for two desks). Commercial
Assistant Florence Tam attempted to visit the
office on June 11, 2007 but no one was in the
office. Mail and other correspondence were left
stacked at the entrance of the company.

5. Given the facts referenced above, Shining Land
does not appear to be a suitable recipient of
controlled U.S. origin items. Nonetheless, a
close review of publicly available documentation
concerning Shining Land and other companies
suggests that the item most likely ended up in
mainland China at Shanghai Hushi Chemical Reagent
& Analysis Instrument Company Limited or one of
its affiliates. Given that the item can be
exported license-free to mainland China (with very
limited exceptions), the ECO recommends that this
PSV be classifid as Limited.

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