DE RUEHHK #0178 0290418
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 290418Z JAN 09
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6776
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC UNCLAS HONG KONG 000178
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MNICKSON/ADYSON/TWILLIS/EHOLLAND
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR PATRICK SANTILLO
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE LICENSE CHECK: TELEVISION AND
ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING AUTHORITY
REF: A) D410075 B) USDOC 00064
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.
2. 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 pre-license check (PLC) at
the Hong Kong Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, 9/F
Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong (Authority). The items
in question are various Juniper firewall products. These items are
classified under export control classification number (ECCN) 5D002
and are controlled for national security (NS) reasons.
3. The Hong Kong Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority
is Hong Kong's broadcasting and entertainment regulatory agency. It
grants various licenses and sets various standards in the
entertainment and broadcasting sphere. More information about this
agency can be found at www.tela.gov.hk.
4. On January 20, 2009, ECO and Commercial Assistant Carrie Chan
visited the Authority and met with Billy Lam, Information Technology
Officer. He provided background on the transaction in question
including the underlying contract with intermediate consignee,
Datacraft China/Hong Kong in respect of the equipment. Mr. Lam
stated that Datacraft is a well-known and longtime IT provider to
the Hong Kong government. Mr. Lam stated that the items will be used
in the creation of a two tier firewall system at the Authority to
allow for remote access by up to 20 employees (although that may be
expanded at a later time). Mr. Lam was open and forthcoming with
the applicable information concerning the order and the Authority.
5. Based on the information noted above, ECO believes that the
Authority is a suitable recipient of U.S. origin controlled
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