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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1789 1751139
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231139Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8735
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001789

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/M.HAMES/L.RITTER
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:
ELECRONY COMPONENTS, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA LICENSE NO.
NLR

REF: USDOC 03646

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

2. Reftel 1 requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Electrony Components, St Petersburg, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application: NLR as
the ultimate consignee of One (1) thermotracer model
TH7700, and other measuring or checking instruments,
appliances and machines. ECCN 0x000. The exporter is
Mikron Infrared Incorporated, 16 Thornton Road,
Oakland, NJ 07436.

3. On May 29, 2008, Export Control Office Moscow
received subject reftel request to conduct the post-
shipment verification with Electrony Components, PR.
Engelsa 30 RU, St Petersburg, Russia. The export
control team made several attempts to contact
Electrony Components to no avail. On June 5, 2008 FSN
Natalya Shipitsina spoke with Vadim Golovicher of
Panatest, the Intermediate Consignee and Moscow
distributor for Mikron Infrared Inc. Golovicher
advised the ECO that Electrony Components was not the
end-user of reftel commodity, stating that they were
only a transportation/Custom Broker company in St
Petersburg. Golvicher told the ECO that Electrony
Components has been out of business for approximately
18 months. Golovisher stated that Panatest did use
Electrony Components to transport the subject
commodity to Kazan-City, Russia.

4. Export Control Office Moscow was unable to conduct
Post Shipment Verification as stated in subject
reftel.

5. Recommendations: Post cannot repeat cannot
recommend Electrony Components, St Petersburg, Russia
as reliable recipient of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
RUSSELL

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