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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0038
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #2106 2041329
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 221329Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9124
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 002106

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:
GEOMARKETING, YAROSLAVESKOE SHOSSE, 29B STR, 3,
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR

REFTEL: USDOC 03649

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

2. Reftel requested a post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Geomarketing, Yaroslaveskoe Shosse, 29B Str, 3,
Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on BIS license
application: NLR as the ultimate consignee of one (1)
geoelectrical instrument and apparatus with recording
devices, electronic devices and components, spares and
accessories and software. ECCN 3A992 and 3A001.
Controlled for anti-terrorism, national security,
missile technology, and nuclear nonproliferation
reasons. The exporter is Geometrics, 2190 Fortune
Drive, San Jose, CA 95131.

3. On July 21, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and LES Political Specialist Boris Karasyov
conducted the requested post-shipment verification
with Geomarketing, at 18 Okruzhnoy Proezd, Moscow,
Russia, the location where the subject commodity was
stored. The export control team met with Galina
Bondarenko, Office Manager.

4. Office Manager Galina Bondarenko met the Export
Control Team outside 18 Okruzhnoy Proezd and escorted
them to the Geomarketing office space. Clearly
visible upon entering were several prefabricated
durable heavy equipment cases containing the subject
reftel commodity. Galina Bondarenko stated that
Geomarketing purchased the reftel commodity for
engineering and geological purposes. She stated that
the commodity is used to test the ground for
construction quality building materials. Bondarenko
indicated that Geomarketing would utilize this
particular shipment from the U.S. exporter Geometrics
as a display model and showcase it at various
expositions for geological and building materials.
Bondarenko stated that this equipment will be sent to
its partner company Yamnl Trans Stray, located in the
Siberian town of Labytabange, Yamnl for exhibition
this week. It will be returned to Geomarketing at the
end of August. Bondarenko opened two of the
containers for inspection by the Export Control Team.
She then explained the broad use and function of the
equipment, indicating that Geomarketing selected this
commodity over a similar Russian manufactured one
similar because of the ease of its use and its single
person operation. The Russian version requires three
operators.

5. Geomarketing clearly has the technical and
commercial sophistication necessary to make use of the
subject commodity. They have a legitimate need and a
legitimate end use. The equipment is brand new,
having only recently cleared Russian Customs.
Bondarenko was not evasive in answering any of the
Export Control Team's questions and there are no
indications of impropriety.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Geomarketing, home
address: Yaroslaveskoe Shosse, 29B Str, 3, Moscow,
Russia as reliable recipients of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/BBLECHER/PLISTON)
BEYRLE

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