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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Windway

VZCZCXYZ0001
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #1506 2280234
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 150234Z AUG 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5566
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 001506

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

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: WINDWAY
TECHNOLGIES, [AKA SHENZEN WINDWAY TECHNOLOGIES], SEMITEK ELECTRONICS
LTD.

REF: A) USDOC 03132

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 post shipment-verifications (PSV) at Windway Technologies
(AKA Shenzen Windway Technologies) and Semitek Electronics Ltd. both
located at Rooms 1102-1102, Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong (Windway/Semitek). The item in question for the
Windway shipment is digital signal processing hardware exported to
Windway on or about October 11, 2007 and valued at USD 4,975. Items
shipped to Semitek on October 26, 2007 include aircraft parts. On
the applicable shippers export declarations (SEDs), these items are
classified under export control classification number (ECCN) 3A992
and 7A994 respectively and, if properly classified, would be
controlled for anti-terrorism (AT) reasons. The exporter was EWA
Technologies, Inc. of Mount Laurel, New Jersey (for the hardware)
and Fatair of City of Industry, California.

3. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry, Windway has been
in existence since 2003. Its paid up share capital is the Hong Kong
equivalent of USD 1,300. Mainland China national Kuang,
Zaihua(mainland Passport number: G01792710) is listed as the sole
director. This individual is not a director in any other Hong Kong
company although a review of the Shenzhen, mainland China companies
registry web site (at the Shenzhen Industrial and Commercial
Administration Bureau) lists a Shenzhen company Windway (with Kuang,
Zaihua as director). Compak Secretaries Limited is listed as the
company's corporate secretary in Hong Kong and Windway's corporate
address is the same as the address of Compak. Compak has multiple
office locations (www.compak.com.hk) including an additional office
on the 14th floor of the Kowloon building.

4. Commercial Assistant Carrie Chan attempted for some time to
arrange a time to conduct the PSV. A representative of Compak
answered the Hong Kong number provided for Windway. That person
provided a mainland China phone number for the company but refused
to pass a message to Windway in the mainland. The ECO does not
contact companies in mainland China consistent with limitations on
the scope of operations of the ECO in Hong Kong. ECO sent a
registered letter to Windway requesting a meeting. A representative
of Compak accepted that letter on Windway's behalf but, to date, no
contact has been made by representatives of Windway. ECO does not
expect Windway to be in touch.

5. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry, Semitek was
incorporated in 2002 and has the Hong Kong equivalent of USD 1300 in
share capital. Its directors are listed as Chinese mainland
nationals He, Dong Sheng (Passport number G02704343) and Wang, You
Jun (Passport number 145744147). Neither individual is listed as a
director in any other Hong Kong company. Semitek's corporate
secretary is listed as United Incorporations Limited, also listed as
being located at the same address. United Incorporations Limited
has a range of international offices
(www.ukinc.org/contact/default.html). According to Semitek's web
site, it is engaged in the RF & Microwave high-tech market in China
(www.semitekcn.com).

6. As in the case of Windway, a representative of Compak answered
the phone number provided for Semitek. The Compak representative
declined to forward a message to Semitek representatives in the
mainland but stated that it would forward a letter. ECO sent a
registered letter requesting a meeting to Semitek that was received
(and the receipt marked with what appears to be the Semitek seal).
ECO has received no reply from Semitek and does not expect to
receive one.

7. Windway and Semitek are unsuitable recipients of U.S. origin

technology as they do not appear to have a physical presence in Hong
Kong and did not agree to accept PSVs. ECO recommends that Windway
and Semitek be added to the BIS Unverified List. At OEA's
direction, ECO may request that the Hong Kong government assist the
ECO in making contact with these companies.

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