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Cablegate: Exbs: Taiwan Monthly Reporting Cable - October 2008

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHIN #1577 3120820
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 070820Z NOV 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0305
RHMFIUU/USCBP WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 001577

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/ECC - YWONG, ACHURCH, AND ROWEN
STATE FOR EAP/TC - MTOYRYLA
STATE FOR ISN/MTR - PDURHAM, SBOYER, JMAYES, AND RPALMIERO
DHS/CBP/INA FOR MAWATT
DOE/NNSA/INECP FOR TPERRY AND SJONES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP TW
SUBJECT: EXBS: TAIWAN MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE - OCTOBER 2008

I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS:

None.

II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD

A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD:

1. (SBU) On October 6, the Advisor met with the Bureau of Foreign
Trade (BOFT) to review the progress of software development and
export control related issues. Development is on schedule and
completion is expected by end of CY 2008.

2. (SBU) On October 6, the Advisor met with the Directorate General
of Customs to follow up on Iranian shipping company issues and to
discuss recent United Security Council Resolutions and U.S.
implementation thereof.

3. (SBU) On October 16, the Advisor traveled to Taichung to meet
with the President of the Taiwan Machine Tool and Accessory Builders
Association (TMBA) to discuss the upcoming Industry Government
Seminar in Taichung. The TMBA President was enthusiastic about the
program and stated that he will encourage machine tool manufacturers
located in the Taichung Science Park to attend.

B. BLUE LANTERN:

(SBU) No checks were conducted by the Advisor during the reporting
period.

III. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD:

(SBU) No training was conducted during the reporting period.

IV. UPCOMING TRAINING:

(SBU) On December 10-11, an Industry-Government (IG) Outreach
Program, implemented by the Department of Energy, is being planned
in Taichung. This program will follow the same format as the July
IG program with a focus on companies located in Central Taiwan.

V. NOVEMBER MEETINGS:

(SBU) On November 3-4, the Advisor spoke at an Export Administration
Regulations Seminar organized by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
of the Republic of Korea.

VI. RED FLAG ISSUES:

None.

POC for this report is Mi-Yong Kim, EXBS Advisor. Telephone +886 2
2162 2347.

YOUNG

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