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Cablegate: Exbs Advisor July 10 to August 15, 2009 Month End Report,

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KABUL 002401

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DEPT FOR ISN/ECC DFORBES, LSPRINGER, AND YWONG
SCA/RA FOR JSPILLSBURY
SCA/A
CBP/INATR GRISING AND JJEFFERS
DHS/ICE FOR AMEFFERD
DOE/NNSA FOR JCOLLINS
DOC/BIS FOR DCREED
USCG FOR SHABTEMICHAEL
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CBP ATTACHE
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW FOR ICE ATTACHE

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TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM PREL KG AF
SUBJECT: EXBS ADVISOR July 10 TO August 15, 2009 MONTH END REPORT,
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS: EXBS
activities during this reporting period included:

1.(U) EXBS staff met with Afghan Border Police to discuss installing
modular shelters on the borders, provided density meters to train
Afghan Police on vehicle searches, inspected facilities at the
Ministry of Commerce and Industry for a training room refurbishment
project, conducted site assessment of a shipping company facility,
delivered one diplomatic note and one equipment grant to the Afghan
MFA, installed two metal detectors at the Kabul International
Airport, and participated in a consultation visit with the Afghan
Government to start drafting comprehensive strategic trade
legislation.

II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR REPORTING PERIOD (KABUL, AFGHANISTAN):

A. Site Assessments and Meetings held during this Reporting Period.

1. (U) During this report period the EXBS staff met with the
Commander of Administrative Services of the Afghan Border Police,
Mr. Sayed Aman Sadat to discuss installing modular border stations
along the Afghan border. This project will be coordinated with the
U.S Military.

2. (U) During this report period the EXBS staff met with Jim Petree,
Program Officer for the Border Management Task Force (BMTF) to
discuss a vehicle inspection training program for the Kabul Afghan
Police. BMTF will coordinate vehicle stop and inspection training
for the Police. EXBS has several density meters (Busters) that will
be donated to the Afghan Border Customs units stationed on the
Afghan borders. EXBS will loan these units and other equipment to
BMTF for its training programs until the equipment is transferred.

3. (U) The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program
has been working with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI)
to establish a modern Import/Export licensing system. Bearing Point
Management and Technology Consultants have been contracted to
provide the equipment and training. Deloitte Consulting LLP has
been contracted to install the equipment. EXBS will provide funding
to refurbish an equipment storage room to house the servers. A
contract company has been identified and EXBS is waiting for the
funding document to initiate the contract.

4. (U) During this report period the EXBS staff conducted a site
inspection at Rawnag Logistic Company. Rawnag will be used to
transport several equipment shipments to various border ports and
inland customs depots on the Afghan borders. The first shipment will
be two, thirteen-ton forklifts to Towrkham and Islam Qalah.

5. (U) During this report period EXBS Program Assistant Roohullah
Shekaib delivered two diplomatic notes to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs informing it about a GTRI Orphaned Radioactive Source Search
and Recovery Program in Afghanistan and a GTRI training program to
be conducted in Uzbekistan for twenty-five Afghans.

6. (U) During this report period the EXBS staff presented a grant
document to the Ministry of Finance for Motorola Radios donated to
the Afghan Customs at the Kabul International Airport cargo section.
The grant document was signed by Mr. Ameer Mohammad Niazi.


B. Training Conducted During Report Period.

1. (U) on August 10, 2009 EXBS and Commonwealth Trading Partners

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(CTP), a Legislative Development Consultation company, started a
Legislative Development Workshop at the Serena Hotel in Kabul.
Eight Afghan Government officials participated in the four-day
workshop. The visit is at the request of the Afghan Government to
have Commonwealth Trading Partners follow-up on four export control
workshops provide in 2008. CTP will assist the Afghan Government in
drafting an Export Control Law that conforms to international
standards. The next visit will be scheduled in October.


C. Training Programs Pending.

1. (U) EXBS has entered into an agreement with BMTF to use BMFT
Mentors located near border crossing posts and Inland Cargo Depots
(ICDs) as trainers on selected EXBS equipment. The trainers will
have experience as border inspectors and knowledge on the equipment.
BMTF Mentors stationed at Islam Qualah and Towr Kham Border
Crossing Points (BCPs) have provided training on Busters and
assorted inspection tools. The Mentors will train Customs and
Border Police Officers assigned to the ports on the equipment and
then turn the equipment over to Customs. Like kind inspection
equipment is being planned for the Border Police stationed at the
BCPs. On the more technical equipment, subject matter experts will
be required to conduct training on the radiation and metal
detection/identification devices. Once a source for this training
has been identified and the training completed, this equipment can
be fielded immediately. The EXBS office continues to work with
ISN/ECC to find an acceptable source for this training. Getting the
equipment out to the BCPs is a top EXBS priority.

4. (U) The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) provided the
Embassy with an official notice stating that it welcomes the
assistance of the Embassy and EXBS in developing a new Export
Control Law (Strategic Goods Act). This law, based on European
Union (EU) models of similar laws, will incorporate control lists
and provide the legal foundation to institutionalize controls on the
movement of weapons of mass destruction and their precursors. EXBS
provided funds to translate a version of a model EU law into Dari.
The model EU law will serve as a starting point for the MoCI to
draft its Strategic Goods bill. Other key stake holders such as the
Ministry of Finance (Customs) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
have expressed their commitments to getting this draft legislation
completed.
This project will build capacity for the Afghan government in the
area of non-proliferation controls and will provide a legal
foundation for the use of international Control Lists and Import,
Export and Transshipment controls for the movement of Weapons of
Mass Destruction. The new hardware and software will automate their
current license control system. This effort will include a database
that can efficiently manage licensing approvals as well as give the
law enforcement community better visibility of the movement of all
shipments in and out of Afghanistan. ISN/ECC is in the process of
scheduling this assistance.


III. RED FLAG ISSUES:

1. (U) No Red Flag Issues to report.
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