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|09MOSCOW1941||2009-07-30 04:25||2011-08-30 01:44||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Moscow|
DE RUEHMO #1941 2110425
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 300425Z JUL 09
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4384
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MOSCOW 001941
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN
USDOC FOR 532/BIS/OEA/TWILLIS/EHOLLAND/ANALYST
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: MERCURY
ELECTRONICS, MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
REFTELS: REQUEST #4210002; DATED 4/9/2009
¶1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.
¶2. Reftel requested a post-shipment verification to determine the
legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, Mercury Electronics,
Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on BIS license applications:
CIV as the foreign purchaser of ninety six electronic integrated
circuits and electronic devices and components. These items are
controlled for national security, missile technology, nuclear
non-proliferation and anti-terrorism reasons under ECCN 3A001. The
licensee is Actel Corporation, 2061 Stierlin CT, Mountain View, CA.
¶3. The contact information provided in reftel was for Advanced
Electronics, the intermediate consignee. LES Natalia Shipitsina
telephoned Advanced Electronics, the official distributor of Actel
Corporation in Russia, on May 18, 2009 and was provided with contact
information for Mercury Electronics, the ultimate consignee of the
reftel commodities. On May 20, 2009 LES Natalia Shipitsina spoke
with Mr. Volkov of Mercury Electronics, advising him of the
requested end use check for the commodities Mercury Electronics
purchased from Actel Corporation. Mr. Volkov stated that he was too
busy to discuss the matter and advised LES Shipitsina that he would
call the Moscow export control team on May 28, 2009 to schedule the
end use check. However, Mr. Volkov never called the Moscow export
control team. LES Shipitsina made several attempts to reach Mr.
Volkov over the past several weeks to no avail.
¶4. Mercury Electronics is aware of the Bureau of Industry and
SecurityQs request to conduct an end use check of the commodities
its company purchased from Actel Corporation and has not responded
to the request in a timely manner. The Moscow export control team
has made repeated efforts to contact Mercury Electronics which
appear to be ignored.
¶5. Recommendations: Post does not/not recommend Mercury Electronics,
Moscow, Russia, as a reliable recipient of sensitive U.S. origin