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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0014
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3157 3021228
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281228Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0531
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003157

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:
LIMACO INC, TULA, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR

REFTEL: USDOC 05463

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, LIMACO Inc., Boldina St., 94, Tula, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application: NLR as
the ultimate consignee of Five hundred (500) I.C. 2BIT
digital attenuator SOT 26, thirty (30) I.C. SPDT
switch, one thousand (1000) I.C. SOT26 SPDT switch DC,
fifty (50) I.C. DIV 2 prescaler, five hundred (500)
I.C. MSOP switch, fifty (50) I.C. VCO. ECCN 0A000.
The exporter is Hittite Microwave Corporation, 20
Alpha Road, Chelmsford, MA 01284.

3. On October 24, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and LES Boris Karasyov conducted the requested
post-shipment verification with LIMACO Inc., Boldina
Street 94, Tula, Russia. The export control team met
with Vladimir Liberman, General Director and Alexey
Liberman, Deputy General Director.

4. LIMACO Inc., was established in 1992 as a private
enterprise. The company has three owners, all
Russian. General Director Vladimir Liberman is one of
the partners and has a 55% share of the company.
LIMACO is one of the first companies on the market to
have developed and begin mass production of microwave
measuring devices operating at the 90+ GHz frequency
band. LIMACO products are fully certified under
requirements of the Russian Federation and are
produced for civil use. LIMACO's customers include
the Russian energy giant Gazprom and several beer
breweries. LIMACO does not export their product.

5. ECO Liston was given a tour of LIMACO's facilities
and was also shown several of the subject commodities
that are awaiting assembly into their line of leveling
meters and measuring devices.

6. The subject commodity is consistent with the
subject's business. There are no indications of
impropriety and the commodity is being used for the
end-use that it was licensed. There are no
indications that the subject company is involved in
any chemical, biological, nuclear or missile programs.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends LIMACO Inc., Tula,
Russia as reliable recipients of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/JMARKS/PLISTON)
BEYRLE

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