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Cablegate: Australia Group Demarche: Establishing Minimum

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P 251535Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5009
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STATE FOR EUR/CE PETER SCHROEDER
STATE FOR ISN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM ETTC PREL FR GM
SUBJECT: AUSTRALIA GROUP DEMARCHE: ESTABLISHING MINIMUM
SURFACE COATING THICKNESS FOR LINED CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT

REF: STATE 88010

(SBU) On August 25, EconOff delivered ref non-paper to MFA
Export Control Division Desk Officer, Nancy Reck, regarding a
US Australia Group (AG) proposal to establish a minimum
fluoropolymer surface coating thickness for lined chemical
equipment. Reck said that she would deliver the non-paper to
AG experts at the German Federal Office of Economics and
Export Control (BAFA) and would request feedback before the
AG Plenary next month. Post will report any substantive
German response septel.
Murphy

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