Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:
DE RUEHMO #1474 1441323
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231323Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8238
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MOSCOW 001474
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/DMUSLU
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:
MONITORING LTD., ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
2. Reftel 1 requested a post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Monitoring Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application: D376556
as the ultimate consignee of a contamination analyzer.
This item is controlled for chemical and biological
weapons reasons under ECCN 2B351. The licensee is
Particle Measuring Systems Inc., 5475 Airport
Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301.
3. On May 15, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with Monitoring
Ltd., 74 Moskovsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The export control team met with Yevgeny Time, Chief
Development Manager and Nina Shor, Chief Research
4. Monitoring Ltd was founded in 1990 and employs 300
people, mostly scientists, chemists and engineers.
Monitoring Ltd operates in a secure private location
with controlled access. Monitoring Ltd conducts gas
analysis and they have a small production facility
where they produce gas analyzers and generators.
Monitoring Ltd produces certifications of their
analysis through the Mendeleev All Russian Scientific
Research Institute for Metrology, a Russian government
entity. All Certifications become the sole property
of the Russian government. Monitoring Ltd's clients
are all Russian corporations and their Certifications
are recognized worldwide.
5. The subject commodity in reftel, a Contamination
Analyzer configured to analyze for HF contamination
was inspected by the Export Control Team and found it
in a secure locked laboratory with limited access.
The HF Analyzer was found to have the serial number
1235AN. The Export Control Team also inspected a CI2
Analyzer and found it to contain the serial number
6. The subject commodity is functioning properly and
being used in a manner consistent with the location
and purpose for which it was licensed.
7. Recommendations: Post recommends Monitoring Ltd.,
St. Petersburg, Russia as a reliable recipient of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities.