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Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States and Entry Modified for Clarification

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding additional persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. These persons that are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This rule also amends one entry by adding an additional address for this person listed on the Entity List.

The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to parties identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.

DATES:

Effective Date: This rule is effective January 13, 2010. Although there is no formal comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a continuing basis.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0694-AE78, by any of the following methods:

E-mail: publiccomments@bis.doc.gov Include “RIN 0694-AE78” in the subject line of the message.

Fax: (202) 482-3355. Please alert the Regulatory Policy Division, by calling (202) 482-2440, if you are faxing comments.

Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Timothy Mooney, U.S. Department of Start Printed Page 1700Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regulatory Policy Division, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230, Attn: RIN 0694-AE78. Send comments regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by e-mail to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395-7285; and to the Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230. Comments on this collection of information should be submitted separately from comments on the final rule (i.e. RIN 0694-AE78)—all comments on the latter should be submitted by one of the three methods outlined above.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Scott Sangine, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-3343, Fax: (202) 482-3911, E-mail: bscott@bis.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to parties identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited. Persons are placed on the Entity List on the basis of certain sections of part 744 (Control Policy: End-User and End-Use Based) of the EAR.

The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy and, where appropriate, the Treasury, makes all decisions regarding additions to, removals from or changes to the Entity List. The ERC makes all decisions to add an entry to the Entity List by majority vote and all decisions to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote.

ERC Entity List Decisions

The ERC made a determination to add fifteen persons under sixteen entries to the Entity List on the basis of § 744.11 (License Requirements that Apply to Entities Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States) of the EAR. The sixteenth entry is to account for one person who has addresses in both China and Hong Kong. The sixteen entries added to the Entity List consist of one person in Armenia, two persons in China, seven persons in Hong Kong, four persons in Malaysia and two persons in Singapore.

The ERC reviewed § 744.11(b) (Criteria for revising the Entity List) in making the determination to add these persons to the Entity List. Under that paragraph, entities for which there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that the entity has been involved, is involved, or poses a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and those acting on behalf of such entities may be added to the Entity List pursuant to § 744.11.

Paragraph (b) of § 744.11 includes an illustrative list of activities that could be contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This illustrative list of activities of concern is described under paragraphs (b)(1)-(b)(5). The persons being added to the Entity List under this rule have been determined by the ERC to be involved in activities that could be contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.

Additions to the Entity List

This rule implements the decision of the ERC to add fifteen persons under sixteen entries to the Entity List on the basis of § 744.11 of the EAR. For all of the fifteen persons added to the Entity List, the ERC specifies a license requirement for all items subject to the EAR and establishes a license application review policy of a presumption of denial. The license requirement applies to any transaction in which items are to be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to such persons or in which such persons act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or end-user. In addition, no license exceptions are available for shipments to those persons being added to the Entity List.

Specifically, this rule adds the following fifteen persons under sixteen entries to the Entity List:

Armenia

(1) Bold Bridge International, LLC, Room 463, H. Hakobyan 3, Yerevan, Armenia.

China

(1) Chitron Electronics Company Ltd, a.k.a., Chi-Chuang Electronics Company Ltd (Chitron-Shenzhen), 2127 Sungang Rd, Huatong Bldg, 19/F, Louhu Dist, Shenzhen, China 518001; and 169 Fucheng Rd, Fenggu Bldg., 7/F, Mianyang, China 621000; and Zhi Chun Rd, No 2 Bldg of Hoajing jiayuan, Suite #804, Haidian Dist, Beijing, China 100086; and 40 North Chang'an Rd, Xi'an Electronics Plaza Suite #516, Xi'an, China 710061; and 9 Huapu Rd, Chengbei Electronics & Apparatus Mall, 1/F Suite #39, Chengdu, China 610081; and 2 North Linping Rd Bldg 1. Suite #1706, Hongkou Dist, Shanghai, China 200086 (See alternate address under Hong Kong); and

(2) Wong Yung Fai, a.k.a., Tonny Wong, Unit 12B, Block 11, East Pacific Garden, Xiang Lin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China.

Hong Kong

(1) Centre Bright Electronics Company Limited, Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin New Territories, Hong Kong;

(2) Chitron Electronics Company Ltd, a.k.a., Chi-Chuang Electronics Company Ltd (Chitron-Shenzhen), 6 Shing Yip St. Prosperity Plaza 26/F, Suite #06, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (See alternate address under China);

(3) Exodus Microelectronics Company Limited, Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 6B, Block 1, International Centre 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 6B, Block 1, International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, Hong Kong;

(4) Hong Chun Tai, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road Kowloon, Hong Kong;

(5) Victory Wave Holdings Limited, Unit 2401 A, Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Hong Kong; and Unit 2401A, 24/F Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong;

(6) Wong Wai Chung, a.k.a., David Wong, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Start Printed Page 1701Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and

(7) Wong Yung Fai, a.k.a., Tonny Wong, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 1006, 10/F Carnarvon Plaza, 20 Carnarvon Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 2401A, 24/F Park-In Commercial Centre 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Malaysia

(1) Alex Ramzi, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100;

(2) Amir Ghasemi, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100;

(3) Evertop Services Sdn Bhd, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100; and

(4) Majid Kakavand, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100.

Singapore

(1) Microsun Electronics Pte., Ltd, Sim Lim Tower, 10 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208787; and

(2) Opto Electronics Pte. Ltd, Suite 11-08, Sim Lim Tower, 10 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208787.

A BIS license is required for the export, reexport or transfer (in-country) of any item subject to the EAR to any of the persons listed above, including any transaction in which any of the listed persons will act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or end-user of the items. This listing of these persons also prohibits the use of License Exceptions (see part 740 of the EAR) for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR involving such persons.

Amendment to the Entity List

This rule also amends one Iranian entry currently on the Entity List by adding an additional address for the person listed, as follows:

Iran

(1) Arash Dadgar, No. 10, 64th St., Yousafabad, Tehran, Iran, 14638, and Unit 11, No. 35 South Iranshahr St, Tehran, Iran.

Savings Clause

Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) as a result of this regulatory action that were on dock for loading, on lighter, laden aboard an exporting or reexporting carrier, or en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport, on January 13, 2010, pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination, may proceed to that destination under the previous eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) so long as they are exported or reexported before February 12, 2010. Any such items not actually exported or reexported before midnight, on February 12, 2010, require a license in accordance with this rule.

Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as extended by the Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Rulemaking Requirements

1. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This regulation involves collections previously approved by the OMB under control numbers 0694-0088, “Multi-Purpose Application,” which carries a burden hour estimate of 58 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS-748. Miscellaneous and recordkeeping activities account for 12 minutes per submission. Total burden hours associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office and Management and Budget control number 0694-0088 are expected to increase slightly as a result of this rule.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.

4. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public participation, and a delay in effective date, are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military or foreign affairs function of the United States. (See 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this rule. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et. seq., are not applicable.

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List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 744

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Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (

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PART 744—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009); Notice of November 6, 2009, 74 FR 58187 (November 10, 2009).

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2. Supplement No. 4 to part 744 is amended:

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(a) By adding, in alphabetical order, the country of Armenia and one Armenian entity;

(b) By adding under China, People's Republic of, in alphabetical order, two Chinese entities;

(c) By adding under Hong Kong, in alphabetical order, seven Hong Kong entities;

(d) By adding under Malaysia, in alphabetical order, four Malaysian entities;

(e) By adding under Singapore, in alphabetical order, two Singaporean entities; and

(f) By revising under Iran, in alphabetical order, one Iranian entity “Arash Dadgar, No. 10, 64th St., Yousafabad, Tehran, Iran, 14638”. Start Printed Page 1702

The additions and revision read as follows:

Supplement No. 4 to Part 744—Entity List

CountryEntityLicense requirementLicense review policyFederal Register citation
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ArmeniaBold Bridge International, LLC, Room 463, H. Hakobyan 3, Yerevan, ArmeniaFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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China, People's Republic ofChitron Electronics Company Ltd, a.k.a., Chi-Chuang Electronics Company Ltd (Chitron Shenzhen), 2127 Sungang Rd, Huatong Bldg, 19/F Louhu Dist, Shenzhen, China 518001; and 169 Fucheng Rd, Fenggu Bldg, 7/F, Mianyang, China 621000; and Zhi Chun Rd, No 2 Bldg of Hoajing jiayuan, Suite #804, Haidian Dist, Beijing, China 100086; and 40 North Chang'an Rd, Xi'an Electronics Plaza Suite #516, Xi'an, China 710061; and 9 Huapu Rd, Chengbei Electronics & Apparatus Mall, 1/F Suite #39, Chengdu, China 610081; and 2 North Linping Rd, Bldg 1, Suite #1706, Hongkou Dist, Shanghai, China 200086 (See alternate address under Hong Kong)For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Wong Yung Fai, a.k.a., Tonny Wong, Unit 12B, Block 11, East Pacific Garden, Xiang Lin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, ChinaFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Hong KongCentre Bright Electronics Company Limited, Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin New Territories, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
Chitron Electronics Company Ltd, a.k.a., Chi-Chuang Electronics Company Ltd (Chitron-Shenzhen), 6 Shing Yip St. Prosperity Plaza 26/F, Suite #06, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (See alternate address under China)For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Exodus Microelectronics Company Limited, Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Exodus Microelectronics Company Limited, Unit 6B, Block 1, International Centre 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Exodus Microelectronics Company Limited, Unit 6B, Block 1, International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Hong Chun Tai, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road Kowloon, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Victory Wave Holdings Limited, Unit 2401 A, Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Hong Kong; and Unit 2401A, 24/F Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Wong Wai Chung, a.k.a., David Wong, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
Wong Yung Fai, a.k.a., Tonny Wong, Unit 27B, Block 8, Monte Vista, 9 Sha On Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 1006, 10/F Carnarvon Plaza, 20 Carnarvon Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 7A, Nathan Commercial Building, 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Room D, Block 1, 6/F International Industrial Centre, 2-8 Kwei Tei Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; and Unit 9B, Nathan Commercial Building 430-436 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 2401A, 24/F Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong KongFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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IranArash Dadgar, No. 10, 64th St., Yousafabad, Tehran, Iran, 14638, and Unit 11, No. 35 South Iranshahr St., Tehran, IranFor all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.73 FR 54506, 9/22/08 75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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MalaysiaAlex Ramzi, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
Amir Ghasemi, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Evertop Services Sdn Bhd, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Majid Kakavand, Suite 33-01, Menara Keck Seng, 203 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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SingaporeMicrosun Electronics Pte. Ltd, Sim Lim Tower, 10 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208787For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Opto Electronics Pte. Ltd, Suite 11-08, Sim Lim Tower, 10 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208787For all items subject to the EAR. (See § 744.11 of the EAR)Presumption of denial.75 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER] January 13, 2010.
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Dated: January 7, 2010.

Matthew S. Borman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Export Administration.

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