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Cablegate: Exbs Advisor December 14, 2009 to January 13, 2010 Month

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P 200746Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4851
INFO RUEHTA/AMEMBASSY ASTANA 0153
RUEHKB/AMEMBASSY BAKU 1542
RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 2254
RUEHEK/AMEMBASSY BISHKEK 4839
RUEHDBU/AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE 0146
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3119
RUEHNT/AMEMBASSY TASHKENT 0038
RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI 0072
RUEHYE/AMEMBASSY YEREVAN 0091
RHMFIUU/US CBP 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 000201

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 DECEMBER 14, 2009 to January 13, 2010 MONTH
END REPORT, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

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

1.(U) EXBS staff and Deloittle Systems Engineer, Van Zanders
conducted an inventory of the computer equipment EXBS will install
at the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The installation
and configuration of the system will be completed on February 3,
2010. EXBS staff and a contracted export control law expert, Mr.
Toomas Raba, completed the fourth of five workshops designed 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.

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

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

1. (U) EXBS staff worked daily with a systems engineer to install a
licensing system at the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry in
Kabul. The installation and configuration of this phase of the
project will be completed by February 3, 2010. The Licensing
Department will be linked with the Afghan Central Business registry
(ACBR) data base and eventually to six ACBR offices in other cities
in Afghanistan. The Deloittle engineer has been providing training
to two Afghan IT technicians during the installation phase.

2. (U) From December 12 until December 24, 2009 EXBS assisted an
export control law expert from Estonia, Mr. Toomas Raba, with the
fourth workshop designed to assist the Afghan Government in
developing their Strategic Goods Law. Mr. Raba and EXBS have been
working with subject matter experts from the Afghan Government for
over one year on the draft law. The law will be presented to the
Afghan Parliament by the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

3. (U) EXBS met with the Deputy Director General of Afghan Customs
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. Delivery of the equipment is expected to
start on January 18, 2010.


B. Training Conducted During Report Period.

1.(U) From December 13 - 25 EXBS and a contracted subject matter
expert provided training to assist Afghan Government Officials in
drafting legislation to control shipments of strategic goods in
transit, transshipped goods, and brokering activities.

2.(U) From December 3, 2009 - Feb 3, 2010 the EXBS staff and
Deloittle Systems Engineer provided continuous computer and system
engineering training to the IT staff of the Ministry of Commerce and
Industry. The training consisted 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:


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