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Cablegate: Exbs Advisor November 11 to December 14, 2009 Month End

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FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4156
INFO RUEHAST/AMCONSUL ALMATY
RUEHKB/AMEMBASSY BAKU 1538
RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 2250
RUEHEK/AMEMBASSY BISHKEK 4835
RUEHDBU/AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE 0141
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3103
RUEHNT/AMEMBASSY TASHKENT 0031
RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI 0068
RUEHYE/AMEMBASSY YEREVAN 0087
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RULSJGA/COMDT COGRD WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
RUEASWA/DTRA ALEX WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KABUL 004053

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN/ECC MGREENE, LSPRINGER, AND JFRIEDMAN
SCA/RA FOR JSPILLSBURY
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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM PREL KG AF
SUBJECT: EXBS ADVISOR NOVEMBER 11 TO DECEMBER 14, 2009 MONTH END
REPORT, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS:

1.(U) EXBS inspected and approved the completion of a reconstruction
project at the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry; EXBS
Advisor was in Kandahar on November 29; contracted computer engineer
arrived in Afghanistan to start a nine-week computer installation
project at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; EXBS contracted
export control law expert arrived in Afghanistan to complete the
draft of a strategic goods law for the Afghan Government; EXBS staff
met with the Deputy General of Afghan Customs to discuss training
programs and equipment deliveries at inland customs depots and
border crossing points; EXBS Program Coordinator Roohullah Shaikaib
returned from a training program in the United States on November 14
and attended the EXBS Program Assistant's conference in Germany from
November 16 - November 21;

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

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

1. (U) EXBS inspected and approved renovations to two rooms at the
Ministry of Commerce and Industry'S (MoCI) main building in Kabul.
The rooms were renovated to provide secure storage for the servers
and other EXBS donated IT equipment for the MoCI export licensing
system. The renovations included complete reconstruction to the
rooms, heating-air conditioning units, lighting, insulated flooring
and a steel door with keypad and card security access systems.

2. (U) EXBS Advisor attended a border implementation meeting in
Kandahar on November 29. EXBS will be funding secure facilities and
Portable Armored Wall Systems to the Afghan Border Police in 2010.
Part of this equipment will be located in the Kandahar area.

3. (U) EXBS met with the Deputy Director General of Afghan Customs
on December 3 to discuss training and equipment that will be
delivered during 2010. EXBS has fifteen training programs scheduled
for Afghan Customs and Border Police during 2010. EXBS has
contracted with an Afghan trucking company located in Kabul to
provide secure/insured delivery of EXBS equipment to Customs Inland
Customs Depots and border crossing posts

4. (U) On November 14 the EXBS staff Program Coordinator returned
from escorting four Afghan Government officials on a two-week export
control workshop at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia,
and a three-day consultative visit with the State Department's
Bureau of International Security and nonproliferation Office of
Export Control (ISN/ECC)in Washington.

5. (U) On December 2 a Deloittle Systems Engineer arrived in Kabul
to begin a nine-week EXBS contract to install, configure and train
ASSY MOSCOW 3104
RUEHNT/AMEMBASSY TASHKENT 0032
RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI 0069
RUEHYE/AMEMBASSY YEREVAN 0088
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RULSJGA/COMDT COGRD WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DCQ Engineer will provide continuous computer and
system engineering training to the IT staff of the Ministry of
Commerce and Industry. The training will consist of equipment
installation, configuration, and export control licensing program
implementation.

C. Training Programs Pending.

Numerous equipment and Inspection and Control training programs are
scheduled for Afghanistan during this FY.

III. RED FLAG ISSUES:

None

EIKENBERRY

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1.(U) From November 16 to 21, 2009 the EXBS Program Coordinator was
in Germany attending a conference for EXBS Administrative Assistants
and Program Coordinators.
2.(U) From December 13 - 25 EXBS and a contracted subject matter
expert will provide training to assist Afghan Government Officials
in drafting legislation to emphasize control over strategic goods in
transit, transshipped goods, and brokering activities.
3.(U) From December 3, 2009 - Feb 3, 2010 the EXBS staff and a
contracted Systems Engineer will provide continuous computer and
system engineering training to the IT staff of the Ministry of
Commerce and Industry. The training will consist of equipment
installation, configuration, and export control licensing program
implementation.

C. Training Programs Pending.

Numerous equipment and Inspection and Control training programs are
scheduled for Afghanistan during this FY.

III. RED FLAG ISSUES:

None

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