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Revision to the Unverified List-Guidance as to “Red Flags”

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

On June 14, 2002, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a notice in the Federal Register that set forth a list of persons in foreign countries who were parties to past export transactions where pre-license checks or post-shipment verifications could not be conducted for reasons outside the control of the U.S. Government (“Unverified List”). Additionally, on July 16, 2004, BIS published a notice in the Federal Register that advised exporters that the Unverified List would also include persons in foreign countries who are parties to transactions where BIS is not able to verify the existence or Start Printed Page 36656authenticity of the end-user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or other party to the transaction and persons affiliated with a person on the Unverified List by virtue of ownership, control, position of responsibility, or other affiliation or connection in the conduct of trade or business. These notices advised exporters that the involvement of a listed person as a party to a proposed transaction constitutes a “red flag” as described in the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR part 732, requiring heightened scrutiny by the exporter before proceeding with such a transaction. This notice adds three entities to the Unverified List. The entities are: Al Minzal Medical Equipment & Instruments, P.O. Box 31107, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; JSC Chop Vityaz-S, 146 Unikh Pionerov Ave, Samara, Russia; Sistem Dizayners Co., APA: 2 NO.: 60, Merdanov Gardashlari St., Baku, Azerbaijan.

DATES:

This notice is effective July 5, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Deniz Muslu, Office of Enforcement Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482-4255.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In administering export controls under the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730 to 774) (“EAR”), BIS carries out a number of preventive enforcement activities with respect to individual export transactions. Such activities are intended to assess diversion risks, identify potential violations, verify end-uses, and determine the suitability of end-users to receive U.S. commodities, software or technology. In carrying out these activities, BIS officials, or officials of other federal agencies acting on BIS's behalf, selectively conduct pre-license checks (“PLCs”) to verify the bona fides of the transaction and the suitability of the end-user or ultimate consignee. In addition, such officials sometimes carry out post-shipment verifications (“PSVs”) to ensure that U.S. exports have actually been delivered to the authorized end-user, are being used in a manner consistent with the terms of a license or license exception, and otherwise consistent with the EAR.

In certain instances BIS officials, or other federal officials acting on BIS's behalf, have been unable to perform a PLC or PSV with respect to certain export control transactions for reasons outside the control of the U.S. Government (including a lack of cooperation by the host government authority, the end-user, or the ultimate consignee). BIS listed a number of foreign end-users and consignees involved in such transactions in the Unverified List that was included in BIS's Federal Register notice of June 14, 2002. 67 FR 40910. On July 16, 2004, BIS published a notice in the Federal Register that advised exporters that the Unverified List would also include persons in foreign countries where BIS is not able to verify the existence or authenticity of the end user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or other party to an export transaction and persons affiliated with a person on the Unverified List by virtue of ownership, control, position of responsibility, or other affiliation or connection in the conduct of trade or business. 69 FR 42652.

The June 14, 2002 and July 16, 2004 notices advised exporters that the involvement of a listed person in a transaction constituted a “red flag” under the “Know Your Customer” guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR part 732 of the EAR. Under that guidance, whenever there is a “red flag,” exporters have an affirmative duty to inquire, verify, or otherwise substantiate the proposed transaction to satisfy themselves that the transaction does not involve a proliferation activity prohibited in 15 CFR part 744, and does not violate other provisions of the EAR. The Federal Register notices further stated that BIS may periodically add persons to the Unverified List based on the criteria set forth above, and remove persons when warranted.

This notice advises exporters that BIS is adding Al Minzal Medical Equipment & Instruments in the United Arab Emirates, JSC Chop Vityaz-S in Russia, and Sistem Dizayners Co. in Azerbaijan to the Unverified List. BIS has determined that it is appropriate to add these entities to the Unverified List because BIS was unable to conduct a PLC, a PSV, and/or was unable to verify the existence or authenticity of an end user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or other party to an export transaction. A “red flag” now exists for transactions involving these entities due to their inclusion on the Unverified List. As a result, exporters have an affirmative duty to inquire, verify, or otherwise substantiate the proposed transaction to satisfy themselves that the transaction does not involve a proliferation activity prohibited in 15 CFR part 744, and does not violate other provisions of the EAR.

The Unverified List, as modified by this notice, is set forth below.

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Dated: June 28, 2007.

Darryl W. Jackson,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.

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Unverified List (As of July 5, 2007)

The Unverified List includes names, countries, and last known addresses of foreign persons involved in export transactions with respect to which: The Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) could not conduct a pre license check (“PLC”) or a post shipment verification (“PSV”) for reasons outside of the U.S. Government's control; BIS was not able to verify the existence or authenticity of the end user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee or other party to an export transaction; and/or the person is affiliated with a person on the Unverified List by virtue of ownership, control, position of responsibility, or other affiliation or connection in the conduct of trade or business. Any transaction to which a listed person is a party will be deemed to raise a “red flag” with respect to such transaction within the meaning of the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR part 732. The red flag applies to the person on the Unverified List regardless of where the person is located in the country included on the list.

NameCountryLast known address
Lucktrade InternationalHong Kong Special Administrative RegionP.O. Box 91150 Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Brilliant IntervestMalaysia14-1, Persian 65C, Jalan Pahang Barat, Kuala Lumpur, 53000.
Dee Communications M SDN. BHDMalaysiaG5/G6, Ground Floor, Jin Gereja Johor Bahru.
Peluang TeguhSingapore203 Henderson Road #09-05H Henderson Industrial Park.
Lucktrade International PTE Ltd.Singapore35 Tannery Road #01-07 Tannery Block Ruby Industrial Complex Singapore 347740.
Arrow Electronics IndustriesUnited Arab Emirates204 Arbift Tower, Benyas Road Dubai.
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Jetpower Industrial LtdHong Kong Special Administrative RegionRoom 311, 3rd Floor, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Onion Enterprises Ltd.Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionRoom 311, 3rd Floor, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Lucktrade InternationalHong Kong Special Administrative RegionRoom 311, 3rd Floor, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Litchfield Co. Ltd.Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionRoom 311, 3rd Floor, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Sunford Trading Ltd.Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionUnit 2208, 22/F 118 Connaught Road West.
Parrlab Technical Solutions, LTDHong Kong Special Administrative Region1204, 12F Shanghai Industrial Building, 48-62 Hennesey Road, Wan Chai.
T.Z.H. International Co. Ltd.Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionRoom 23, 2/F, Kowloon Bay Ind. Center, No. 15 Wany Hoi Rd., Kowloon Bay.
Design Engineering CenterPakistanHouse 184, Street 36, Sector F-10/1, Islamabad.
KantryRussia13/2 Begovaya Street, Moscow.
Etalon CompanyRussia20B Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow.
Pskovenergo ServiceRussia47-A Sovetskaya Street, Pskov, Russia Federation, 180000.
Sheeba Import ExportYemenHadda Street, Sanaa.
Aerospace Consumerist Consortium FZCOUnited Arab EmiratesSheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 17951, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai and Dubai International Airport, Dubai, 3365.
Medline International LLCUnited Arab EmiratesP.O. Box 86343 Dubai.
Al Aarif Factory Equipment Trading LLCUnited Arab EmiratesSheikh Fahad Saad Alsbah Bldg., Al Maktoum Street, P.O. Box 28162, Dubai, UAE (also located in Al Quoz district of Dubai).
Al-Thamin General Trading LLCUnited Arab EmiratesP.O. Box 41364, Dubai, UAE.
Amiran Trading CompanyUnited Arab EmiratesArbift Tower, 1st Floor, Flat No. 1803, Deira, UAE, also P.O. Box 61463, Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.
Bazar Trading Co.United Arab EmiratesBaniyas Tower, Suite 212, Dubai, UAE.
Davood Khosrojerdi, dba Al Musafer Tourism and CargoUnited Arab EmiratesConcord Tower, Al Maktoum Street, P.O. Box 77900, Dubai, UAE.
Fuchs Oil Middle EastUnited Arab EmiratesSharjah Airport International Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE.
Part Tech Co.United Arab EmiratesBaniyas Tower, Suite 212, Dubai, UAE.
Parto AbgardanUnited Arab EmiratesShowroom #5, Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Maktoum Building, Dubai, UAE.
Reza Nezam TradingUnited Arab EmiratesAl Dana Center, Al Maktoum Street, P.O. Box 41382, Dubai, UAE.
Sarelica (Sar Elica) FZCUnited Arab EmiratesBldg. #3, Office No. 3 G-08, P.O. Box 41710, Hamariya Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE.
Semicom Technology International LLCUnited Arab EmiratesOffice No. 18, 6th Floor, Horizons Business Centre, Al-Doha Centre, Al-Maktoum St., P.O. Box 41096, Dubai, UAE.
Vitaswiss LimitedUnited Arab EmiratesP.O. Box 61069, Office #R/A 8 CB03, UAE.
Centre Bright CompanyHong Kong Special Administrative RegionUnit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong.
IC Trading LtdRussiaYauzskaya Str. 8, Bldg. 2, Moscow, Russia.
Al Minzal Medical Equipment & InstrumentsUnited Arab EmiratesP.O. Box 31107, Sharjah, UAE.
JSC Chop Vityaz-SRussia146 Unikh Pionerov Ave., Samara, Russia.
Sistem Dizayners Co.Baku, AzerbaijanAPA: 2 NO.: 60, Merdanov Gardashlari St., Baku, Azerbaijan.
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