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06AITTAIPEI685
2006-03-06 02:37:00
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American Institute Taiwan, Taipei
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MTAG: TAIWAN EXPORT CONTROL READOUT FOR FEBRUARY

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STATE FOR EAP/TC AND ISN/MTR

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/02/2026
TAGS: ECCT PARM MTCRE IR TW
SUBJECT: MTAG: TAIWAN EXPORT CONTROL READOUT FOR FEBRUARY

REF: A. STATE 30954

B. STATE 21176

C. AIT TAIPEI 00171

D. STATE 008195

E. AIT TAIPEI 00141

Classified By: AIT ACTING DIRECTOR DAVID KEEGAN, REASONS 1.4 B, C, D.



1. (S) In a February 27 meeting with Taiwan's Bureau of
Foreign Trade (BOFT), AIT delivered ref A demarche and
received assurances that BOFT would investigate the cases
mentioned. As requested in the demarche, BOFT also provided
AIT with an accuracy report on the Manford Vertical Machining
Center. AIT has emailed the accuracy report via unclass
email to TC and ISN/MTR.



2. (S) During the February 27 meeting BOFT also discussed in
detail Japan's annual "Asia Export Control Seminar" that it
attended in late February in Tokyo. According to BOFT,
representatives from 21 economies attended, including
Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and
the United States. Taiwan sent three representatives,
including Export Control Task Force Head Wally Su. Su said
he made Taiwan's first-ever formal presentation in this forum
on its export control regime and fielded many questions from
other representatives (being careful to always refer to
Taiwan as "Chinese Taipei.") Su told AIT he took advantage
of the event to establish export control investigation
contacts with other economies. Su said the representative
from China sat next to him and was the focus of much tough
questioning.



3. (SBU) BOFT is now preparing for an export control seminar
in Taipei to be held March 21 that will focus on a comparison
of Taiwan's and Japan's export control systems. BOFT expects
about 200 participants in the seminar, including about 100
people from Japanese companies located in Taiwan, about 30
people from U.S. companies located in Taiwan, and about 70
people from Taiwan companies. Topics will include
restrictions on high-tech investment in China, Japan's
Internal Compliance Program, and Taiwan's semiconductor
exports. BOFT will coordinate with AIT on the invitations to
U.S. companies.

Taiwan Technology Controls


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4. (C) KMT Legislator Lee Jih-chu, co-chair of the LY
Infotech Committee, on February 24 provided AIT with a copy
of the KMT version of the "Sensitive Technology Protection
Law" and offered to consider any suggestions Washington
agencies might have for changes or additions to the draft
law. Since this law is a vital component of Taiwan's export
control regime covering intangible technologies, we see this
offer as a valuable opportunity to strengthen Taiwan's export
controls. AIT is working on an English translation of the
law to send to TC and ISN/MTR.
KEEGAN