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2004-10-08 08:11:00
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EXBS: SLOVAKIA ADVISOR MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE

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						UNCLAS  BRATISLAVA 000925 

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR NP/ECC - PVANSON, ACHURCH, JOHN COFFEY
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE - DMARTIN
CBP/INA FOR PWARKER, BPICKETT
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY
DOC FOR PETERSEN-BEARD
PRAGUE FOR MARK CANNING
VIENNA FOR KENNY MACDONALD
BUDAPEST FOR JEFFREY IZZO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP ETTC PREL LO
SUBJECT: EXBS: SLOVAKIA ADVISOR MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE
- SEPTEMBER 2004



1. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY
MANAGERS.



A. September 27-October 1 - The General Director of
the Directorate of Customs for the Slovak Republic, Mr.
Josef Gonczol, was in China this week finalizing a
written agreement that will enable the government of
China to deliver a stationary VACIS x-ray system to
Slovakia. The VACIS was a gift from the President of
China to the President of Slovakia. The VACIS will be
used at the Port of Vysne Nemecke, Slovakia's largest
land border crossing and only commercial truck
crossing, on their border with the Ukraine. Expected
delivery date is unknown at this time.



2. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD.



A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING
PERIOD.

1) September 27 - EXBS Advisor met with the Deputy
Director of the Slovak Border and Alien Police, Mr.
Miroslav Zaborsky, to discuss the purchase of two new
Skoda Fabia motor vehicles that should be delivered in
6-8 weeks and will be donated to the Border and Alien
Police in furtherance of the Export Control and Border
Security efforts. We also discussed the upcoming
Indian Tracker Training to be conducted at Vysne
Nemecke on the border with the Ukraine. It is hoped
that this training can take place during the month of
October 2004. Mr. Zaborsky, was also interested in any
headway made in securing funding for English Language
Training we had discussed during a previous visit.

2) September 30 - EXBS Advisor met with Deputy
General Director of the Slovak Directorate of Customs,
Mrs. Eva Borikova, and Director Vladimir Stasko, to
discuss the IBIT/RADACAD Training that was held in July


2004. We also discussed the Radioactive Materials
Search Techniques Training that is currently being
conducted at Bratislava Airport. This training was
developed and presented by Mr. Roman Moravec, Service
Performance Department, from techniques he learned at
RADACAD Training. This training will be delivered to
all Slovak Customs Inspectors.

3) September 30 - EXBS Advisor, accompanied by
Customs Director Vladimir Stasko and Regional Director
Stefan Gerboc, conducted a site assessment of the
Customs facilities and procedures utilized at
Bratislava Airport. Overall, the facilities were quite
adequate and the procedures in place for passenger and
cargo clearance, both inbound and outbound, were

excellent. A detailed report of the assessment will be
provided at a later date.



B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD.

1) September 14-15 - Mr. Andrew Lamnea, L-3
Communications, provided training to 15 individuals
from the Hungarian and Finance Guard on the use of the
new X-Ray Autovan. Twelve Customs Officers plus three
operations personnel were trained in operation of the
system. The new X-ray Autovan was delivered to
Budapest in August 2004.

2) September 9-10 - An Export Control specialist from
DOC/BIS/OIP assisted the Institut Prumysloveho
Management (IPM) Plzen, a Czech NGO, in presenting a
workshop on the deployment of Internal Control Program
(ICP) software for Czech enterprise representatives.
The workshop sought to advance industry export control
awareness and to foster compliance with national export


control laws and regulations following Czech accession
to the EU.

3) September 20-24 - EXBS provided Cyber Crimes - WMD
Internet Investigations Training to 15 students from
the Police Presidium of the Slovak Republic. The
training was conducted at the Police Academy in
Bratislava. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Instructors Anthony Onstad and Michael Godfrey did an
excellent job of working around police academy
schedules and firewall problems, to present a balanced
and informative training program. Members of the
Slovak Police Presidium Cyber Crimes Unit lauded the
training and complemented the trainers on their
knowledge and ability to teach new concepts.

4) Slovak Customs has initiated Radioactive Materials
Search Techniques training for all of its Customs
inspectors. The first class was conducted on September
28, 2004, at Bratislava Airport. Customs officials
were able to utilize a commercial aircraft as their
classroom. Mr. Roman Moravec, Head of the Division of
Prohibitions, Restrictions and CAP, Service Performance
Department, developed and presented the training. Mr.
Moravec has incorporated procedures and training tools
he acquired at RADACAD training in July 2004. Mr.
Moravec stated, "We want all Slovak Customs Inspectors
to benefit from the training we received at RADACAD."



C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING REPORTING

1) Twelve Acer Laptop Computers along with carry
cases and various software, one Access Point Pro
Wireless LAN, one Laserjet 3700DN Color Printer, and
one LCD Projector were donated to the Institute
Prumysloveho Management (IPM), Plzen, Czech Republic.
This donation was made through a grant request that was
approved by the State Department. The value of the
donated articles was $38,724. IPM is an NGO that
provided an Internal Control Program training workshop
to Czech enterprise representatives for the Department
of Commerce. The purpose of this training was to
advance industry export control awareness and to foster
compliance with national export control laws and
regulations following Czech accession to the EU.



D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE.

1) Tracker Training is scheduled to be conducted in
Slovakia during the last week in October 2004. This
training will be provided to officers of the Border and
Alien Police at Vysne Nemecke, on Slovakia's border
with the Ukraine. The instructors are Native American
Customs and Border Protection Patrol Officers from the
Tohono O'Odham Reservation in southern Arizona. Twenty-
five Border and Alien Police officers will be trained
on signing and tracking techniques that will help them
track down and capture aliens, and possibly terrorists,
illegally smuggled into Slovakia.

2) Two new Skoda Fabia motor vehicles for the Slovak
Border and Alien Police were purchased this month.
Delivery time to dealership is expected to take 6-8
weeks.



E. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS,
NONPROLIFERATION, OR RELATED BORDER SECURITY.
None.



3. RED FLAG ISSUES.
None.

Questions regarding this report can be directed to


Larry Adkins, EXBS Senior Advisor, at AmEmbassy
Bratislava at telephone no.: 421-2-5922-3375, fax: 421-
2-5922-3497 or through email at adkinslh@state.gov.

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