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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0002
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0433/01 0461437
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 151437Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6655
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000433

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
SEVERSK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, SEVERSK, RUSSIA,
LICENSE NO. D381152

REFTEL: USDOC 09586

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Seversk Business Development Agency, Seversk,
Russia. The company is listed on BIS license
application D381152 as the ultimate consignee of one
thermal imaging camera (flk-tiddft-20, fusion). This
item is controlled for anti-terrorism, united nations,
regional stability, nuclear non-proliferation and
national security reasons under ECCN 6A003. The
licensee is Fluke Corporation, 6920 Seaway Blvd.,
Everett, WA 98203.

3. On February 12, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with Seversk
Business Development Agency, Tomsk, Russia. The export
control team met with Sergey Kosyakov, Director and
Ivan Savchuk, Director of Operations.

4. The Seversk Business Development Agency (SBDA) is
located in the closed city of Seversk, therefore the
Moscow Export Control Team met with representatives of
the SBDA at the Magistrate Hotel in Tomsk.

5. The Seversk Business Development Agency was created
in 2003 as a result of cooperation between the Closed
Nuclear Cities Partnership Program (CNCP), the
Siberian Chemical Kombinat (SCK) and the Closed City
Administration of Seversk. A feasibility study
determined the market need for development of the SBDA
in the closed city of Seversk. The study identified
appropriate services to be provided by a BDA in
Seversk, given existing budgetary resources, and
identify the best structure for such an agency. The
goal of the BDA is to promote a favorable climate for
entrepreneurial activities and stimulate the formation
and growth of new businesses and assist them to build
up sales outside the closed cities and create civilian
jobs, particularly for former nuclear weapons
scientists, engineers and technicians from SCK.

6. The SBDA representatives advised the Moscow Export
Control Team that FLUKE Thermal Imaging Camera has
been used exclusively in the construction industry,
identifying defects in buildings and schools. SBDA
presented two case studies recently completed using
the thermal imaging camera that included printed
images from the camera. Copies were given to ECO
Liston and are on file. The SBDA stated that the
fusion capabilities of the FLUKE model were one of the
primary reasons their expert chose that camera.

7. The SBDA brought the FLUKE Thermal Imaging Camera
to the meeting with the Moscow Export Control Team.
Photos were taken of the camera and are available upon
request. The serial number of the camera was
inspected and noted by ECO Liston as T155FT-0708059.

8. ECO Liston advised SBDA of all end-user
restrictions that are inherent with the FLUKE Thermal
Imaging Camera. SBDA advised the Moscow Export
Control Team that the camera, when not in use, is
secured within a locked facility with access limited
to those trained on its use and knowledgeable about
the license restrictions. The SBDA stated that the
camera was a considerable investment for the non-
profit company and they have every intention on
safeguarding it.

9. The SBDA is not involved in WMD or Missile
Technology. SBDA is a non-profit organization. SBDA
did ask the Moscow Export Control Team if they could
use the camera to detect defects in government and
military buildings and installations in the future
should they bid on tenders to do so. The ECO Moscow
requests guidance in this regard.

10. Recommendations: Post recommends Seversk Business
Development Agency, Seversk, Russia as a reliable
recipient of sensitive U.S. origin commodities.

(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
BURNS

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