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Cablegate: Ukraine: Gou Agrees in Principle to Scanning

Published: Wed 12 Sep 2007 06:10 AM
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SUBJECT: UKRAINE: GOU AGREES IN PRINCIPLE TO SCANNING
U.S.BOUND CARGO BY 2012
REF: STATE 119837
1. On September 6, EconOff delivered reftel points to
Viacheslav Voloshyn, Director of Ukraine's Maritime Security
Agency. Voloshyn stated that in principle the State Maritime
Agency, under the direction of the Ministry of Transport,
supported future cooperation with the Departments of Homeland
Security and Energy to develop means for properly scanning
all U.S. bound cargo originating in Ukraine by July 1, 2012.
2. Voloshyn added that his agency and the Ministry of
Transport were very interested in specific details concerning
the types of scanning equipment that should be installed at
ports. He also requested a cost estimate for scanning
material, noting that there was no money in the current
budget allocated for scanning equipment. He also indicated
his interest in visiting ports in Europe or the U.S. where
scanning equipment was already in use. EconOff told Voloshyn
post would follow up with DHS and DOE colleagues to answer
his questions.
Taylor
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