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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Mtech Imaging Pte

VZCZCXYZ0006
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #2230 2390903
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 270903Z AUG 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2725
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3641

UNCLAS HONG KONG 002230

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: MTECH IMAGING PTE
LTD

REF: A) USDOC 04074 B) D356969

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 MTech Imaging Pte
Ltd., Block 221 Henderson Road No. 04-09, Henderson Building,
Singapore (MTech). The item in question is a thermal-eye 3640RS
uncooled thermal imager exported on or about July 18, 2006 and
valued at USD 3,950. The item is classified under Export Control
Classification Number (ECCN) 6A003 and controlled for national
security (NS) and regional stability (RS) reasons. The exporter was
L3 Communications Infrared Products (L-3) of Dallas Texas.

3. According to the Singapore companies registry, MTech has been in
existence since 2004. Its paid-up share capital is the Singapore
equivalent of USD 850,000. Singapore nationals, Baljit Singh and
Yong Foo Hoong are listed as directors. Shareholders include
Miltrade Technologies Pte. Ltd., Sarjit Singh Deo, an Australian
national with a Fairfax Virginia address and Singaporean national
Han Mui Neo. ECO and BIS Assistant Director for Operations, John
Sonderman, met with Mr. Singh at Miltrade (Singh is that company's
CEO) in January of 2007 as part of a BIS Sentinel trip. That visit
resulted in a favorable PSV at Miltrade.

4. On June 20, 2007, the ECO visited the company and met with Mr.
Benny Tan, General Manager. Mr. Tan stated that MTech is active in
the thermal imaging market. Its customers include both industrial
customers in the oil and gas sector while other customers come from
the safety and security and military sectors. Applications in the
industrial sector include temperature testing and defect diagnosis.
MTech also produces cameras for remotely measuring body temperature
(for application at airports and similar locations). More
information on the company is available at its web sit,
www.Mtech-imaging.com.

5. Mr. Tan showed the ECO the applicable item (with serial number
6201800152-E737). ECO notes that the product number on the item
shown to him was 70700360-1. That number is different than the
product number stated in the L-3 commercial invoice provided to the
ECO by OEA. ECO recommends that OEA contact L-3 concerning this
apparent discrepancy. Mr. Tan stated that this item will be used in
the design and development of additional body temperature testing
devices as well as target sighting devices. Mr. Tan was familiar
with the Export Administration Regulations and on the restrictions
contained in D356969. ECO provided Mr. Tan with additional
information concerning the Commerce Control List, United States
Munitions List and rules governing the applicability of U.S.
controls to items containing de minimis U.S. origin content.

6. At the time visited, MTech appeared to be a suitable recipient
of the commodities shipped since MTech 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.

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