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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0005
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #1732 1790254
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 280254Z JUN 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2126
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3556

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001732

SIPDIS

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:
AGNOS CHEMICALS PTE LTD

REF: A) USDOC 04422 B)D356600

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 at Agnos
Chemicals Pte. Ltd., 2 Tuas South Street 5,
Singapore (Agnos). The item in question is a mass
spectrometer exported on or about August 9, 2006
and valued at USD 119,350. On the applicable
shippers export declaration (SED), the item is
classified as 3A233. This ECCN is controlled for
nuclear nonproliferation (NP) reasons. The
exporter was Perkinelmer Las Inc. of Shelton,
Connecticut.

3. According to the Singapore companies registry,
Agnos has been in existence since 2002. Its paid-
up share capital is the Singapore equivalent of
USD 6 million. Singapore nationals, Mr. Robert
Choy and Mr. Fei-Chian Lu as well as Japanese
national Mr. Toshitsura Cho and Taiwanese national
Mr. Fung Lin Ting are listed as directors. Major
shareholders are listed as Tama Chemicals (Japan),
Kemitek Industrial Corporation (Taiwan), Hermes-
Epitek Corporation (Singapore and BVI) and San
Lien Technology Corporation (BVI).

4. On June 22, 2007, the ECO met with Mr. David
Chen, Sales and Operations Manager. He stated
that Agnos is a joint venture between a Japanese,
a Taiwanese and a Singapore company (the companies
noted as shareholders above). It serves primarily
the semiconductor industry. Major customers
include SSMC (semiconductors) and AFPD (plasma
panel maker). Agnos as 13 staff members in
Singapore.

5. Mr. Chen brought the ECO to see the item (with
serial number 890101680606). It is located in a
clean room and is used to ensure the purity of
chemicals produced at the facility. Agnos was
made aware of the license conditions on this item
by the exporter.

6. At the time visited, Agnos appeared to be a
suitable recipient of the commodities shipped
since Agnos cooperated with the PSV, provided ECO
with access to the item and operates a line of
business consistent with the item's use. The ECO
recommends that this PSV be classified as
Favorable.

Cunningham

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