Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:
DE RUEHMO #1475 1441323
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231323Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8239
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MOSCOW 001475
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:
INFRASPEK LLC, ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR
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, Infraspek LLC, St. Petersburg, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application: NLR as
the ultimate consignee of retroreflectors. ECCN
6A004.a.4. The exporter is PLX Inc., 25 West Jefryn
Blvd, Deer Park, NY 1179.
3. On May 15, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with Infraspek
LLC, 74 Moskovsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The export control team met with Aleksey Kopylov,
4. Infraspek LLC was founded in November 2007 and has
15 employees comprised of lab technicians, research
specialists and engineers. Infraspek is operating as
a subsidiary of and is co-located with Monitoring LTD
at present; however Infraspek will be an independent
Limited Liability Company within the next three months
and will relocate to a secure office location
presently under construction.
5. Infraspek produces the FTIR Spectrometer, a low
cost easy-to-use laboratory instrument designed for a
wide range of IR spectroscopy applications. Each
instrument requires two (2) retroreflectors and the
instruments are used primarily for chemical analysis
and some semi-conductor analysis.
6. Infraspek's FTIR Spectrometers are sold mostly on
the Russian market with few exports to date.
Infraspek is experiencing 25% growth annually and
plans to purchase 100 - 120 retroreflectors per year.
7. ECO Liston was shown several FTIR Spectrometers
under assembly with the retroreflectors in place. The
subject commodity was installed and being used in a
manner consistent with the location and purpose for
which it was licensed.
8. Recommendations: Post recommends Infraspek LLC.,
St. Petersburg, Russia as a reliable recipient of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities.