09ASTANA52, KAZAKHSTAN: EXBS ADVISOR’S REPORTING CABLE (DECEMBER

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09ASTANA52 2009-01-12 01:58 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ASTANA 000052 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR SCA/CEN 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC YWONG, ACHURCH, JHARTSHORN, SROBINSON 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC-AMT LSPRINGER 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE DFISCHER 
DEPT FOR SCA/RA JSPILSBURY 
CBP/INA FOR SBAKER AND BPICKETT 
USDOE/NNSA CWALKER, TPERRY AND EDESCHLER 
DOC FOR DCREED 
USCG FOR SHABETIMICHAEL 
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE 
AMEMBASSY TASHKENT, BISHKEK, BAKU, DUSHANBE AND ASHGABAT FOR EXBS 
ADVISORS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PARM PREL ETTC MNUC KNNP KSTC KZ
SUBJECT:  KAZAKHSTAN:  EXBS ADVISOR'S REPORTING CABLE (DECEMBER 
2008) 
 
I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS: 
 
1. Starting January 1, a new, simplified customs control procedure 
has been implemented that is designed to reduce administrative 
barriers for imports and exports.  The list of documents required at 
the border has been shortened, and processing times reduced. 
Kazakhstani customs officials will now be in charge of transport, 
veterinary, sanitary, and epidemiological control, making export and 
import operations a "one-stop shopping" experience. 
 
II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS CONDUCTED 
 
2.  On November 18, the EXBS program manager met with Colonel 
Baimukhanbetov, Head of the Customs Control Department for Almaty 
city.  Discussions focused on the current ability of Almaty 
International Airport customs officers to conduct searches of 
aircraft on the ground for hazardous cargo, particularly 
radiological materials, and how they conduct inspections of 
commercial air-cargo, with an emphasis on countering the 
cross-border proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, 
conventional arms, and related materials.  Colonel Baimukhanbetov 
requested EXBS assistance in providing personal radiation pagers 
(PRDs), radioisotope identifiers (RIIDs), radiation survey meters, 
vehicles, and communications and x-ray systems. 
 
3.  On December 10, the EXBS program manager and Colonel Tanalinov 
of Kazakhstan's Border Guard Service visited the Alkor manufacturing 
company in Almaty at the invitation of the company's director to 
view the newly-completed portable shelter complex.  One portable 
shelter complex was made from three 40-foot shipping containers. 
Three building units are finished in all respects, including 
flooring, interior wood-paneled walls, and ceilings, all as 
requested in the statement-of-work.  All exterior ferrous metal is 
primed and painted blue.  The whole building and all of its rooms 
will be installed under one single roof, and will occupy 
approximately 90 square meters.  The modular shelter's wall panels 
are bolted to the frame and are easily removable, since the shelters 
are designed to be moved or transported as often as necessary. 
Colonel Tanalinov requested that Director Nestertsov deliver the 
portable shelter complex to the Border Guards' warehouse in Almaty 
upon completion of each portable shelter complex.  The Border Guards 
will keep them at this facility until all complexes are completed, 
inspected, and accepted, and then Alkor will ship them to the Border 
Guards' station at Beineu in Mangistau oblast. 
 
4.  On December 18, the EXBS program manager had a meeting with 
Sarah MacDonald-Fendrich and Michael Curry of the U.S. Department of 
State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation and 
David Smith of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  The 
meeting participants discussed the Department of State's Preventing 
Nuclear Smuggling Program (PNSP), which plans to assist Kazakhstan 
in improving its capabilities to combat nuclear smuggling by 
conducting a bilateral PNSP exercise in Astana in February.  EXBS 
provided Sarah MacDonald-Fendrich, Michael Curry, and David Smith 
with requested information.  These discussions highlighted U.S. 
inter-agency cooperation on non-proliferation at post. 
 
B.  TRAINING DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
5.  None 
 
 
ASTANA 00000052  002 OF 002 
 
 
C.  EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
6.   None 
 
D.  IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE 
 
7.  None 
 
E. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, NONPROLIFERATION, OR 
RELATED BORDER SECURITY 
 
8.  None 
 
F.  CASPIAN SECURITY INFORMATION 
 
9.  None 
 
III. RED FLAG ISSUES. 
 
10.  None 
 
HOAGLAND

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