Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification: Saturn, Kyiv,
DE RUEHKV #1537 2521516
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 091516Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8379
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS KYIV 001537
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN
USDOC FOR 532/BIS/OEA/TWILLIS/EHOLLAND/ANALYST
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC UA
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: SATURN, KYIV,
REFTELS: REQUEST #06210022; DATED 7/15/2009
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, SATURN, KYIV, UKRAINE.
The company is listed on BIS license application: 06210022 as the
ultimate consignee of twelve (12) wideband MMIC VCO electronic
integrated circuits.No ECCN given. The licensee is Hittite Microwave
Corp., 20 Alpha Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
3. On September 1st, 2009, CS Kyiv SCO Richard Steffens and LES
Ruben Beliaev conducted the requested post-shipment verification at
the offices of SATURN, KYIV, UKRAINE. The CS Kyiv team met with Mr.
Yuri Muskin, Deputy Director General for Open Joint Stock Company
4. SATURN was created in 1968 and has 570 employees. SATURN
produces metrology test devices for radio relay, TV, satellite
communications for the Ukrainian government agencies, China and CIS
countries. SATURN participates in all of the major
telecommunications exhibitions in Ukraine. SATURN deputy director
advised the CS Kyiv team that SATURN imports mainly from these U.S.
companies: Hittite Microwave Corp. SATURN deputy director stated
that during the course of doing business with U.S. exporters of
licensable dual use commodities, SATURN has become very familiar
with export compliance procedures and requirements.
5. SATURN has shown CS Kyiv team purchase order for the reftel
commodity. The purchase order indicated that the reftel commodity
was purchased through Ukrainian company Biacom Ltd. The terms and
conditions were standard business practice. The purchase order shows
that the end user of the reftel commodity is Saturn.
6. The CS Kyiv team was shown reftel commodity and told that the
reftel commodity will be used for the end use for which it was
licensed. The commodity was at the consignee's facility as indicated
in reftel. There were no indications of impropriety and the
consignee's answers were not evasive.
7. Recommendations: Post recommends SATURN, KYIV, UKRAINE, as a
reliable recipient of sensitive U.S. origin commodities.