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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Adm Cocoa Pte Ltd

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #2224 2390328
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 270328Z AUG 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2721
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3637

UNCLAS HONG KONG 002224

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: ADM COCOA PTE LTD

REF: A) USDOC 04838 B) D366793

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 (PSV) at ADM Cocoa Pte. Ltd.,
342 Jalan Boon Lay, Singapore (ADM). The item in question is one
three inch ductle iron/pfa lined plug valve exported on or about
February 4, 2007 and valued at USD 1,150. The item is classified
under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B350 and is
controlled for chemical/biological weapons (CB) reasons. The
exporter was Xomox Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio.

3. According to the Singapore Companies Registry, ADM has been in
existence since 1984. It is the Singapore factory of the
multinational corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). In
Singapore, it produces a range of cocoa bean products
(www.admworld.com). Its share capital in Singapore is just over USD
20 million.

4. On June 20, 2007, the ECO met with Mr. Tuck Luen Cho, Manager of
Maintenance. Mr. Cho confirmed that ADM had received the valve and
also that it had been informed of the applicable license conditions
for the item. He showed the ECO the location where the valve (as
well as many more valves or a similar type) had been installed.
While ECO could not closely inspect the valve, he has no reason to
believe the valve shown to the ECO was not the actual valve
referenced in the shipping documents.

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

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