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05ALMATY4235
2005-11-29 21:06:00
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US Office Almaty
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PRE-LICENSE CHECK AT THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL

Tags:   BEXP  ETRD  ETTC  KZ 
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						UNCLAS ALMATY 004235 

SIPDIS


USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MARY CORSEY/ORESTES THEOCHARIDES
USDOC FOR 3133/FCS/OIO/EUR/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR: 4231/ITA/MAC/OEERIS/RISD/DSTARKS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC KZ
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK AT THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT AND WITH THE ASTANA CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF SANITARY
EPIDEMILOGICAL INSPECTION SERVICES. EXPORT LICENCE NUMBERS
D346127 AND D346119

REFTELS: USDOC 4415, USDOC 4416, ALMATY 3742, USDOC 4831



1. CS ALMATY SENIOR COMMERCIAL OFFICER MITCHEL AUERBACH
AND INDUSTRY SPECIALIST OKSANA CHUKREYEVA CONDUCTED A PRE-
LICENSE CHECK AT THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE
ASTANA CITY DEPARTMENT'S SANITARY EPIDEMILOGICAL INSPECTION
SERVICE, ON NOVEMBER 17, 2005, AS REQUESTED IN REFTELS USDOC
4416 AND USDOC 4416.



2. THIS PRE-LICENSE CHECK WAS CARRIED OUT REGARDING THE
PURCHASE OF MIKRON INFRARED THERMO IMAGING CAMERAS USED TO
DETECT HEAT VARIANCES FROM INCOMING PASSENGERS ARRIVING AT
ASTANA'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. FOR THOSE PASSENGERS, FOR
WHICH "ABNORMAL" BODY TEMPERATURES WERE DETECTED, LOCAL
HEALTH AUTHORITIES WOULD TAKE THEM ASIDE FOR FURTHER
SCREENING RELATED TO GOVERNMENT OF KAZAKHSTAN CONCERNS OVER
POSSIBLE BIRD FLU INFECTION. SHIPMENT OF THESE CAMERAS HAS
NOT YET BEEN MADE, BUT IS ANTICPATED WITHIN ONE-TWO MONTHS,
UNDER EXPORT LICENSE NUMBERS D346127 AND D346119, RECEIVED
BY MIKRON INFRARED, INC., 16 THRONTON ROAD, OAKLAND, NJ


07436.



3. POST WAS ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE VISIT WITHOUT DELAY FROM
THESE ORGANIZATIONS. THE INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED ON THE
PREMISES OF THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WITH ITS
DIRECTOR ROBERT YOUNG, AND WITH MS. FARIDA SAGINDIKOBNA,
DIRECTOR OF ASTANA'S EPIDEMILOGICAL INSPECTION SERVICE.
NEITHER THE SCO NOR MS. CHUKREYEVA EXPERIENCED ANY
RELUCTANCE ON THE PART OF MS. SAGINDIKOBNA OR MR. YOUNG TO
ANSWER QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS PRE-LICENSE CHECK. DURING
THEIR VISIT, THE PRE-LICENSE CHECK TEAM EXPLAINED THE
IMPORTANCE OF COMPLYING WITH ALL DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
LICENSES AS WELL AS THE RIDERS AND CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO
THE LICENSE.



4. RECOMMENDATION: ALL INDICATIONS WERE THAT THIS TECHNOLGY
WILL BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE EXPORT
LICENSE AND THAT THE ASTANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE
ASTANA CITY DEPARTMENT'S SANITARY EPIDEMILOGICAL INSPECTION
SERVICE CAN BE CONSIDERED RELIABLE RECIPIENTS OF SENSITIVE
U.S. TECHNOLOGY.

ORDWAY


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