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Cablegate: Pre-License Check, Carlos Garcia Pando

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MADRID 002735

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESP
U.S. CUSTOMS HQ FOR STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/M.NICKSON-DORSEY/A.DYSON
USDOC FOR 3133/USFCS/OIO/PBUCHER

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC SP
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK, CARLOS GARCIA PANDO

REF: USDOC 02022

1. COMMERCIAL ATTACHE NICHOLAS KUCHOVA AND FSN TRADE
SPECIALIST CARLOS PEREZMINGUEZ CARRIED OUT THE PRE-LICENSE
CHECK OF ISCAL AT POETA ANTGEL GONZALEZ, 10 33204 GIJON
(ASTURIAS), SPAIN ON JULY 15, 2004.

2. THE CS TEAM MET WITH CARLOS GARCIA PANDO, OWNER OF THE
COMPANY, MR. JESUS FERNANDEZ, OF THE "CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE
DISENO Y PRODUCCION INDUSTRIAL" (INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND
DESIGN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER). MR FERNANDEZ INFORMED US THAT
THEY WILL ACT AS LIASON BETWEEN THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND
PRIVATE COMPANIES PARTICIPATING WITH THE CENTER. THE CENTER
WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPATING COMPANIES INFORMATION ON FIRMS
SUCH AS ISCAL WHO CAN PROVIDE SERVICE TO APPROPRIATE
CONSUMERS. AMONG THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE COMPANIES MENTIONED,
WERE: ASTURIANA DE ZINC, HOSPITAL GENERAL, ISPECCION Y
GARANTIA DE SEGURIDAD, ETC. MR. CARLOS GARCIA PANDO WILL BE
PERSONALLY SUPERVISING THE CAMERA'S CONTROL AND USE. HE
WILL KEEP THE CAMERA AT HOME, FOR SECURITY REASONS,
(APPLICATION NUMBER: D320602 AND OEA/532 M. HAMES/
ANTOINETTE DYSON

3. THE COMPANY ISCAL IS LOCATED IN A WELLKNOWN
NEIGHBORHOOD OF GIJON, THE COMPANY ALSO REPRESENTS OTHER
U.S. BRANDS, SUCH AS FOXBORO AND LAND INFRARED IN THE
ASTURIAS REGION, THEY REPORT TO LAND INFRARED IN MADRID, TO
MR. INAKI ARAQUISTAIN, TELEPHONE NUMBER 91 630 07 91. MR.
PANDO AND MR. FERNANDEZ WERE EXTREMELY COOPERATIVE AND
FORTHCOMING WITH DATA IN SUPPORT OF THE COMPANY'S COMMERCIAL
ACTIVITY REGARDING THE PRODUCTS SPECIFIED IN REFTEL. THE
PRE-LICENSE CHECK PERTAINED TO A CYCLOPS PPM WICH IS A
PRIVATELABELED/OEM VERSION OF THE RAYTHEON 500D CAMERA.
THERE ARE NO OPERATIONAL DIFFERENCES BEWEEN THE CLYCLOPS PPM
AND THE RAYTHEON 500D CAMERA. THIS ITEM IS CONTROLLED FOR
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION REASONS AND THE END USE IS TO
MANUFACTURE WIND TURBINE BLADES.

4. THE COMPANY HAS 5 EMPLOYEES IN THAT LOCATION PLUS THEY
WORK WITH OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ONE OF THEM WE MET LATER
FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT. THE
OFFICE WAS VERY BUSY, CRAMPED AND FILLED WITH VARIOUS
TESTING AND SENSING EQUIPMENT. THE FILES SEEMED TO BE
ACTIVE AND A RANDOM INSPECTION SHOULD AN IMPRESSSIVE LIST OF
CLIENTS USING ISCAL'S SERVICES. IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE THAT
ISCAL WAS ADVANCING ITS TECHNOLOGICAL BASE.

5. CS WAS ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE VISIT WITH ISCAL WITHOUT
DELAY REGARDING ISCAL. MR. GARCIA PANDO AND MR. FERNANDEZ
UNHESITATINGLY ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY CS STAFF.

6. RECOMMENDATION: ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE PRODUCT
WILL BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE EXPORT
LICENSE AND CARLOS GARCIA PANDO CAN BE CONSIDERED A RELIABLE
RECIPIENT OF SENSITIVE U.S. TECHNOLOGY.

MANZANARES

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