Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Corezing
DE RUEHHK #2248 3440210
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 100210Z DEC 09
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9128
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS HONG KONG 002248
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR PATRICK SANTILLO
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: COREZING
INTERNATIONAL HK CO., LTD.
REF: A) EUC request 01210087
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) conducted
a post shipment verification (PSV) of a shipment destined to
Corezing International Co., Ltd., Shop A1, 287 Cleverly Street, Hong
Kong. The items in question for this PSV are 256 low noice
amplifiers exported to Corezing on or about February 29, 2008.
According to the exporter, these items are classified under Export
Control Classification Number (ECCN) 3A001b2d, meaning that they are
controlled for national security reasons and would require a license
for export/reexport to mainland China but may be shipped license
free if for use in Hong Kong. The exporter was Antennas and
Components of Andover, Massachusetts.
3. According to the Hong Kong Companies Registry, Corezing has been
in existence since July 2007. Its paid up share capital is the Hong
Kong equivalent of USD 65,000. The Hong Kong Companies Registry
lists Luo, Jie (with Mainland passport number 441481198206082304)
and Zhou, Zhenyong (with Mainland passport number
441900198910161558) as directors. Corezing in Hong Kong is related
to a range of Hong Kong and Singapore based companies. Those
companies are the subject of ongoing investigations and a recently
published temporary denial order (TDO). That TDO restricts the
ability of those companies to acquire products that are subject to
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
4. The shipment address for this transaction corresponds to a
currency exchange booth, namely Tung Kee Money Exchange Company
(Tung Kee). According to the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department,
Tung Kee has been in existence since 2003. It is a sole
proprietorship owned by Mr. To, Ting Ping (with Hong Kong ID
5. On November 11, 2009, ECO and FCS Commercial Assistant Carrie
Chan visited Tung Kee and met with a Mr. To, the proprietor of the
business. The office location is quite small. Mr. To stated that
he accepted shipments on behalf of Ms. Luo Jie of Corezing. Ms. Luo
came to pick up the shipments after they arrived. Mr. To stated
that he was to have been paid for this service but he never received
payment. Mr. To also provided an agreement (bearing the Corezing
stamp) providing Tung Kee with the authority to accept packages on
Corezing's behalf until 2012. Mr. To stated that he stopped
providing this service as it was too much trouble to accept the
shipments and it interfered with his exchange business. Mr. To
stated that he had received less than 10 shipments on Ms. Luo's
behalf and had stopped doing so two years earlier.
6. When asked how he came to know Ms. Luo, Mr. To stated that he
had been introduced by a friend (but not a close friend). Mr. To
stated that this friend is now located in the United States. Mr. To
claimed not to have this friend's phone number now that he had moved
to the United States.
7. Mr. To stated that he had no documentation related to the order
having given it all to Ms. Luo.
8. ECO believes Corezing and Tung Kee to be a unsuitable recipients
of U.S. origin technology. ECO recommends a close review of all
shipments to Corezing and Tung Kee (and its address).