LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS OF E.O. 13382 ENTITIES

ID 06STATE149059
SUBJECT LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS OF E.O. 13382 ENTITIES
DATE 2006-09-08 21:09:00
CLASSIFICATION UNCLASSIFIED
ORIGIN Secretary of State
TEXT UNCLAS STATE 149059 

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KN KNNP KS NZ PARM PREL

SUBJECT: LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS OF E.O. 13382 ENTITIES

REF: A. STATE 136495
¶B. WELLINGTON 000665

¶1. (U) Action request: Department requests that Post deliver points in paragraph 3 to appropriate host-country officials, including New Zealand,s MFAT Director for North Asia David Taylor. The text in paragraph 3 should be left as a non-paper. End action request.

¶2. (U) Background: Following our demarche on UNSCR 1695 (reftel A), New Zealand, Australia and the UK requested further information about entities designated under the United States E.O. 13382, including an unclassified list to share with its financial institutions. That information is provided below. End background.

¶3. (U) Begin points/non-paper for New Zealand, Australia and the UK:

— Below is a list of the 13 entities (12 groups and 1 individual) designated under E.O. 13382, the location of their headquarters and branches, and a summary of their involvement in proliferation activities.

E.O. 13382 Designated Entities
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— Tanchon Commercial Bank (f.k.a. Korea Changgwang Credit Bank; a.k.a. Changgwang Credit Bank), Saemul 1-Dong Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Tanchon Commercial Bank, headquartered in Pyongyang, inherited from the Korea Changgwang Credit Bank Corporation (KCCBC) the role as the main North Korean financial agent for sales of conventional arms, ballistic missiles, and goods related to the assembly and manufacture of such weapons. Since the late 1980s, Tanchon,s predecessor, KCCBC, collected revenue from weapons-related sales that were concentrated in a handful of countries mainly located in the Mid-East an arms-related purchases.d several African states. These revenues provide North Korea with a significant portion of its export earnings and financially aid Pyongyang,s own weapons development and

— Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (a.k.a. External Technology General Corporation; a.k.a. Changgwang Sinyong Corporation; a.k.a. North Korean Mining development Trading Corporation; a.k.a. &KOMID8), Central District, Pyongyang, North Korea

– Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) is Pyongyang,s premier arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons. KOMID offices are located in multiple countries with the main goal of facilitating weapons sales while seeking new customers for its weapons. U.S. sanctions for trading in missile technology have been repeatedly applied to the KOMID organization in the past ten years.

— Korea International Chemical Joint Venture Company (a.k.a. Chosun International Chemicals Joint Operation Company; a.k.a. International Chemical Joint Venture Corporation; a.k.a. Choson International Chemicals Joint Operation Company), Hamhung, South Hangyong Province, North Korea; Mangyongdae-kuyok, Pyongyang, North Korea; Mangyungdae-gu, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea International Chemical Joint Venture Company is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Ryonha Machinery Joint Venture Corporation (a.k.a. Korea Ryenha Machinery J/V Corporation; a.k.a. Chosun Yunha Machinery Joint Operation Company; a.k.a. Ryonha Machinery Joint Venture Corporation), Central District, Pyongyang, North Korea; Mangungdae-gu, Pyongyang, North Korea; Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Ryonha Machinery Joint Venture Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Hesong Trading Corporation, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Hesong Trading Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Mining Development Corporation (KOMID), which was designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Complex Equipment Import Corporation, Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Complex Equipment Import Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Kwangsong Trading Corporation, Rakwon-dong, Porhonggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Kwangsong Trading Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Pugang Trading Corporation, Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Pugang Trading Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Ryongwang Trading Corporation (a.k.a. Korea Ryengwang Trading Corporation), Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Ryongwang Trading Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Korea Ryonbong General Corporation (a.k.a. Korea Yonbong General Corporation; f.k.a. Lyongaksan General Trading Corporation), Pot,onggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea; Rakwon-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Korea Ryongbong General Corporation is a North Korean defense conglomerate that specializes in acquisition for North Korean defense industries and support to Pyongyang,s military-related sales. It is identified in export control watch lists in the United States and among U.S. allies. The Ryonbong trade group has been a focus of U.S. and allied efforts to stop the proliferation of materials and weapons related goods controlled on national lists and by multilateral regimes, particularly ballistic missiles.

— Tosong Technology Trading Corporation, Pyongyang, North Korea
– Tosong Technology Trading Corporation is a subsidiary company of Korea Mining Development Corporation (KOMID), which was designated in the annex of E.O. 13382.

— Kohas AG, Route des Arsenaux 15, Fribourg, FR 1700, Switzerland; C.R. No. CH-217.0.135.79-4 (Switzerland)
– Kohas AG is an industrial supply wholesaler located in Switzerland that has been designated as a result of its ties to Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, which was identified by President Bush in the annex of E.O. 13382 on June 29, ¶2005. Nearly half of Kohas AG,s shares are owned by a subsidiary of Korea Ryonbong General Corporation known as Korea Ryongwang Trading Corporation, which was previously designated under E.O. 13382 on October 21, 2005.

— Jakob Steiger: ADDRESS c/o Kohas AG, Fribourg, FR, Switzerland; DOB 27 April 1941; POB Altstatten, SG, Switzerland.
– Jakob Steiger, a SWISS national, is the president of Kohas AG and owns the remainder of the company,s shares.

End points for New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

¶5. (U) ISN deeply appreciates Post,s assistance. Please slug responses for EAP, EUR and ISN.
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