Cablegate: Exbs: Taiwan Monthly Reporting Cable - July 2007
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SUBJECT: EXBS: TAIWAN MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE - JULY 2007
I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY
(U) The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program
Advisor reported for duty on May 22 and EXBS Program Coordinator
started work on July 23, 2007.
(U) On July 9, 2007, EXBS Advisor delivered to Washington Taiwan's
report on UNSCRs 1737 and 1747 related to sanctions against Iran.
The report provided a detailed and comprehensive account of actions
Taiwan has taken to meet certain requirements outlined in the
Resolutions. In Taiwan's report, EXBS is cited as the primary
vehicle for US-Taiwan cooperation on export controls.
II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD.
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD.
(SBU) During the week of July 9, 2007, the EXBS Advisor participated
in export control portions of the US-Taiwan Trade and Investment
Framework Agreement discussions in Washington, D.C.
(U) During the week, the Advisor met with officials of the Office of
Export Control Cooperation (ECC) and the Office of Missile Threat
Reduction, Department of State, to discuss EXBS program and export
control cooperation issues. The Advisor also met with an official
of the Treaty Compliance Division, Bureau of Industry and Security,
Department of Commerce, to discuss rules related to imports and
exports of schedule 2 chemicals under the Chemical Weapons
Convention. Lastly, the Advisor and ECC representatives met with
the Washington office of AIT to work out a mechanism for
transferring monies from EXBS implementing agencies to AIT to pay
for program costs. Because of AIT's unique legal status, the normal
fund cite transfer mechanism is not available to AIT.
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD:
(U) During the week of July 16 the Advisor accompanied 19 Taiwan
officials to the International Seaport Interdiction Training in
Charleston, South Carolina. Representatives from the National
Security Bureau, Counter Terrorism Office of the Executive Yuan,
Coast Guard Administration, National Police, Harbor Police, Customs,
Harbor Bureau, and Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) attended ISIT.
The program was well received by Taiwan officials.
III. UPCOMING TRAINING:
(U) The End-User/End-Use training by the Department of Energy will
take place on August 20 - 21, 2007. 40 representatives from various
Taiwan ministries and offices will attend the training. In
addition, courtesy invitations will be extended to representatives
of Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, and Germany residing in Taiwan.
(U) The Targeting and Risk Management training, implemented by
Customs and Border Protection, is being planned for the week of
November 12, 2007 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
(U) Taiwan is planning one-day industry outreach programs with
Germany and Japan in October. These programs are geared toward
German and Japanese companies operating in Taiwan and Taiwan
companies importing strategic items from Germany and Japan. The
Advisor plans to attend both events.
IV. UPCOMING MEETINGS
(SBU) During the weeks of August 13 and 27, the Advisor and an
officer from the Economic Section will accompany BOFT officials on
Taiwan's post-import and post-export evaluations of eleven companies
throughout the island. Our goal is to get a better understanding of
how Taiwan companies operate and what, if any, internal controls
they have on imports and exports of strategic items. The knowledge
gained would be used target appropriate industries and companies as
EXBS rolls-out the Internal Control Program software development at
the end of calendar year 2007.
(SBU) The Advisor will be visiting three companies in August for
Blue Lantern checks requested by the Directorate of Defense
Controls, Department of State.
V. RED FLAG ISSUES:
POC for this report is Mi-Yong Kim, EXBS Advisor.
Telephone +886 2 2162 2347.