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05ALMATY914
2005-03-09 07:34:00
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US Office Almaty
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EXBS: KAZAKHSTAN EXBS MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE -

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						UNCLAS  ALMATY 000914 

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR NP/ECC PVANSON, ACHURCH, JGABRYSZEWSKI
CBP/INA FOR PWALKER AND CDONOFRIO
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE DMARTIN
DOC FOR PETERSON-BEARD
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE
AMEMBASSY TASHKENT, BISHKEK, BAKU, DUSHANBE FOR EXBS
ADVISORS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP KZ EXBS
SUBJECT: EXBS: KAZAKHSTAN EXBS MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE -
22 JANUARY - 28 FEBRUARY, 2005

UNCLAS ALMATY 000914

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR NP/ECC PVANSON, ACHURCH, JGABRYSZEWSKI
CBP/INA FOR PWALKER AND CDONOFRIO
USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE DMARTIN
DOC FOR PETERSON-BEARD
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE
AMEMBASSY TASHKENT, BISHKEK, BAKU, DUSHANBE FOR EXBS
ADVISORS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP KZ EXBS
SUBJECT: EXBS: KAZAKHSTAN EXBS MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE -
22 JANUARY - 28 FEBRUARY, 2005


1. Summary: The EXBS staff:

On January 27 - 28, 2005, Commonwealth Trading Partners
(CTP), contractors for State Department Export Control and
Related Border Security Assistance Program (EXBS),
presented an Industry Outreach Compliance Workshop at the
Almaty Hyatt Hotel to seventeen participants from
Kazakhstan Customs and Ministry of Internal Affairs. The
workshop was to support and enhance Kazakhstan's efforts to
solicit the assistance of industry and human sources of
information relating to suspicious acquisition of
controlled technologies, and munitions. Instructors for
this course were Douglas Evans and Kevin Cummings.

On February 1 - 2, 2005, CTP presented an Integrity
Awareness Workshop at the Almaty Hyatt Hotel, to Kazakhstan
Custom's supervisors, mid-level supervisors, and customs
officers active in the field of detection, identification
and investigation of illicit transit and transfer of
weapons of mass destruction at Kazakhstan border ports of
entry. Instructors for this course were, Douglas Evans,
and Dr. Neal Trauma. EXBS Program Manager, Gulnara
Abildaeva, and EXBS Advisor Richard Morrissey attended both
of these training workshops.

On January 30, 2005, EXBS Advisor Richard Morrissey met
with Mr.Tim Harmon, ITC Technology, Almaty, Kazakhstan to
discuss an RFQ, that Mr. Harmon's company submitted in
fiscal year 2004, to build English language classrooms,
equipped with computer equipment at Almaty and Astana for
use by Border Guard and Custom officers. Funding for this
project is pending with DOS/NP and DHS/U.S. Customs.

Drafted two diplomatic notes, and prepared four country
clearance requests for EXBS sponsored programs.

End Summary

MEETINGS AND VISITS



1. On January 27 - 28, 2005, Program Manager Abildaeva,
and EXBS Advisor Morrissey, attended an Industry Outreach
Compliance Workshop presented by Commonwealth Trading
Partners (CTP), held at the Almaty Hyatt Hotel. There were
seventeen attendees from Kazakhstan Customs and Internal
Affairs. It should be noted that during this same time
frame that DTRA and INL presented training to government of
Kazakhstan employees.


2. On February 1 - 2, 2005, Program Manager Abildaeva,
and EXBS Advisor Morrissey, attended an Integrity Awareness
Workshop, presented by Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP),
held at the Almaty Hyatt Hotel. There were twenty-five
Kazakhstan Customs supervisors, mid-level supervisors, and
Customs officers active in the field of detection,
identification, and investigation of illicit transit and
transfer of weapons of mass destruction.


3. It should be noted that participants in both training
classes provided positive feedback on the professionalism
and knowledge of the subject matter experts who presented
these courses. The attendees expressed interest in
receiving additional training, including "train the
trainer" classes in the near future.


B. TRAINING STATUS

Training dates are reported for two years.



1. March 4 - 6, 2003.
Radiation Survey Meter training for 22 Border Guard and
Customs Officers in Almaty.
Instructor: SOLO Ltd. Co. Manufacture of the Meters.


2. March 24 - 27, 2003.
DOD/FBI Counter Proliferation Criminal Investigators
Training Course for WMD.


3. March 28 - April 2, 2003.
Procurement training for EXBS LES employees.


4. March 31 - April 2, 2003.
DOE Commodity Identification Training.


5. April 4 - May 9, 2003.
Five U.S. Customs Service IBIT training programs with 12
CITK deliveries.


6. June 23 - 25, 2003.
National Control List workshop for licensing officials from
government and industry held in Astana.


7. July 28 - August 1, 2003.
National Control List workshop for licensing officials from
government and industry held in Almaty.


8. August 11 - 15, 2003.
DTRA/US Customs WMD Investigators Analyst training held in
Almaty for twenty-one investigators from Border Guard and
Customs.


9. September 16 - 19, 2003.
DTRA/FBI Counter-Proliferation WMD Criminal Investigations
Program held in Almaty for thirty-five investigators from
police and emergency situation services.


10. October 12- 14, 2003.
DOE-X-Ray van operation and maintenance training held for
20 Customs and Border Guards at Koradji.


11. January 8 - 27, 2004.
Advanced IBIT Training for seventeen English-speaking
border guard and customs officers held in Hidalgo, Texas.


12. June 23 -24, 2004.
DOE Industry Outreach Seminar on Export Controls and
establishing an effective internal compliance program held
in Astana.


13. December 6 - 9, 2004.
Targeting and Risk Management Workshop held in Astana,
Kazakhstan for 30 Customs inspectors and Customs
specialists.


14. January 27 - 28, 2005.
Industry Outreach Compliance Workshop held at Almaty Hyatt
Hotel for seventeen Kazakhstan Customs and Internal Affairs
officers.


15. February 1 - 2, 2005.
Integrity Awareness Workshop held at the Almaty Hyatt Hotel
for twenty-five Kazakhstan supervisors, mid-level
supervisors and customs officers active in the field of
detection, identification, and investigation of illicit
transit and transfer of weapons of mass destruction.


Proposed Training Programs:


1. Proposal for a regional border guard "TRACKER" training
program to be conducted by CBP Indian Tracker Program, to
train border guards from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and
Kyrgyzstan. Each country would send 15 border guard
officers to the Almaty Kazakhstan border guard training
facility for the two-week course. The EXBS program in each
country would pay for participants from their respective
countries. The program has been postponed until FY-05.

C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD.


1. No equipment was delivered during the reporting period.


2. Total equipment delivered, plus funded and pending
delivery is $7,535,960.83.


F. OTHER SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS THAT AFFECT EXPORT
CONTROLS AND BORDER SECURITY.

III. RED FLAG ISSUES.


1. The Kazakhstan EXBS Office continues to receive requests
to conduct training within country with little or no lead
time. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised the
EXBS Office that they require a minimum of 45-60 days from
receipt of an action cable to properly prepare and handle
the tasks required.

It takes a minimum of three to four days to properly
prepare a Diplomatic Note in English and Russian, and have
it vetted by appropriate Embassy officials. Then, it must
be forwarded to MFA in Astana, Kazakhstan. The MFA requests
a three to four week time frame from the day they receive a
diplomatic note for action. Once MFA receives the
Diplomatic Note, they then task the appropriate in country
agencies. These agencies would also like a three to four
week time span to prepare and respond to MFA.

Some of the tasking cable received for action within the
EXBS Office does not allow sufficient time to make hotel
and conference room reservations, obtain interpreters and
specialized equipment for the proposed training. In
addition, procurement regulations and Embassy policy
require that we must obtain three separate bids from
various vendors to meet GSO/B&F requirements. Finally, by
repeatedly sending Diplomatic Notes with a short turn
around, we needlessly antagonize our host country
officials. For this reason, Embassy Almaty requests that
any action cable be received no less than 45 days,
preferably 60 days, before the event in question.

Dushanbe minimize considered.


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