Cablegate: Rsvp: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:
DE RUEHGP #1024 2630820
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 190820Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5798
RUEPWJF/HQ BICE WASHDC
RUEHHK/AMCONSUL HONG KONG 6413
UNCLAS SINGAPORE 001024
USDOC FOR OEA/532/M. NICKSON / A. DYSON
USDOC FOR 3132/USFCS/OIO/EAP RD/P. SANTILLO
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP ETRD ETTC HK SG
SUBJECT: RSVP: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
QIOPTIQ SINGAPORE PTE LTD - APPLICATION NUMBER: D389694
REF. USDOC 05578
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.
2. As per reftel request and at the direction of the Office of
Enforcement Analysis (OEA) of the USDOC Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), CommAttache TODD AVERY, CommSpec CHAN Y K and Senior
Special Agent RUSSEL PERRAS from the Container Security Initiative,
Department of Homeland Security conducted a post
shipment-verification (PSV) at Qioptiq Singapore Pte Ltd, 8 Tractor
Road, Singapore 627969 (TEL: 65-6499 7777 ; FAX: 65-6261 4833). The
items in question are two Moore Nanotechnology Nanotech 2-Axis
turning lathes (S/Ns 2008-87-CPL and 2008-88-CPL) exported to
Qioptiq on or about June 25, 2008. The items are classified under
Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B001 and are controlled
for national security (NS) and nuclear nonproliferation (NP)
reasons. The exporter was Sackman Associates of Sudbury,
3. Emboffs met with Mr. Peter Yeo (Export Compliance Manager), Mr.
Wong C C (Export Control Officer), Mr. Nasrul (Process Development
Engineer) and Ms. Jenny Choo (Supply Chain Manager) to brief them on
the procedures and requirements outlined in their export license.
4. From the interview and site inspection, Emboffs established that
Qioptiq had ordered the commodities and is using them to machine
optical lenses for the defense industry. Emboffs verified that the
captioned commodities are two of four CNC lathes installed in
Qioptiq's Technology Center within their production facility.
Qioptiq indicated that three of the for lathes are currently being
used to machine optical lenses for British Aerospace in the U.S. and
the fourth is being used for R&D purposes evaluating infra-red
material such as germanium. So far, the lathes have not been used
for any projects or customers other than BAe Systems.
5. Emboffs verified that Qioptiq was informed of the applicable
license conditions (as required by the relevant licenses) and that
it keeps a production log as required by those licenses.
6. At the time visited, Qioptiq appeared to be a suitable recipient
of the commodities shipped since Qioptiq cooperated with the PSV,
provided Emboffs with access to the items and related documents and
operates a line of business consistent with the use of the items.
Also, Qioptiq is familiar with the applicable license conditions and
expressed its commitment to comply with them.
(FCSN: CHAN Y K)