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03AMMAN3421 2003-06-10 08:02:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Amman
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EXBS PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR JORDAN

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					  UNCLAS AMMAN 003421 

SIPDIS

DOC/BIS FOR RCUPITT
DHS FOR ABACHELLER
ROME FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE
DOE FOR ASCHEINMAN AND DMARTIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM AMGT ETTC KSTC JO
SUBJECT: EXBS PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR JORDAN

REF: STATE 113776



1. (u) Post concurs with EXBS cooperative activities
proposed reftel, and expects the GOJ will react favorably to
the proposal.



2. (u) Post recommends the following amendments to the
proposed programs:

-- For FY 02 funds, we note that item (d), "Licensing
Workshop," is proposed as a one-time program. We expect that
the workshop will be an excellent start to a training regimen
for GOJ officials slated to take on licensing
responsibilities, but we do not think it will be sufficient
to train them fully. We recommend repeating the training
program every six months, using whatever FY funds are
appropriate, to ensure that GOJ staff are comprehensively and
continuously trained. Similarly, item (k), "Computer Data
Analysis," should be offered on a regular basis to ensure
staff are regularly and properly trained.

-- For FY 03 funds, we recommend similarly that training
under item (d), "X-Ray Van and Associated Training," be
offered on a regular basis instead of as a one-off. In
addition, post has received requests from senior ASEZA
customs officials over the past months requesting immediate
additional training on existing x-ray equipment in Aqaba
port. If possible, we recommend adding a regular training
program for existing x-ray equipment at the earliest possible
availability and regularly thereafter.



3. (u) Post looks forward to working with the EXBS team
over the workplan period. We note, however, that a program
of the ambitious scope proposed would place extraordinary
pressure on Post resources, both in ECON and GSO. In order
to ensure that the program gets the appropriate level of
administrative support, we recommend Washington consider
identifying and contracting a long-term in-country EXBS
advisor or locally-hired logistics assistant who could
coordinate the various program activities from Amman. Post
also would welcome coordination with USAID Jordan's customs
program, which has focused in part on enforcement and
intelligence issues with Jordanian customs.
BERRY