Action Affecting Export Privileges: Aviation Services International B.V.; Delta Logistics, B.V.; Robert Kraaipoel; Niels Kraaipoel; T.P.C B.V.; Mia Van Gemert; Mojir Trading; Reza Amidi; Lavantia, Ltd.; and Mita Zarek, 57520-57522 [07-4995]

Download as PDF 57520 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19858 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Action Affecting Export Privileges: Aviation Services International B.V.; Delta Logistics, B.V.; Robert Kraaipoel; Niels Kraaipoel; T.P.C B.V.; Mia Van Gemert; Mojir Trading; Reza Amidi; Lavantia, Ltd.; and Mita Zarek In the Matter of: Aviation Services International B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Aviation Services International B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Delta Logistics B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Delta Logistics B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Robert Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Niels Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. T.P.C. B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 11 1700AA, Heerhugowaard, Netherland. Mia Van Gemert, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Mia Van Gemert, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Mojir Trading, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. Reza Amidi, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. Lavantia Ltd., 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. Mita Zarek, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. Respondents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’) 1, the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I issue an Order temporarily denying the export privileges under the EAR of: (1) AVIATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL B.V., Fleming Straat 36, 1704 SL, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700 (‘‘ASI’’). (2) TPC, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (3) DELTA LOGISTICS, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands. (4) ROBERT KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (5) NIELS KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (6) MIA VAN GEMERT, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (7) MOJIR TRADING, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. (8) REZA AMIDI, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. (9) LAVANTIA, Ltd., 16 Kyriakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. (10) MITA ZAREK, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. (hereinafter collectively referred to as the ‘‘Respondents’’) for 180 days. On August 29, 2007, four of the Respondents, Aviation Services International, B.V. (‘‘ASI’’) and its president, Robert Kraaipoel, and TPC, B.V. and Delta Logistics, B.V., two companies owned and operated by Robert Kraaipoel and his son, Niels Kraaipoel, were criminally charged with 1 The EAR are currently codified at 15 CFR Parts 730–774 (2007). The EAR are issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. §§2401–2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 C.F.R., 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 15, 2007 (72 FR 46137 (Aug. 16, 2007)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701– 1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 five counts of violations encompassing IEEPA, the Iranian Transactions Regulations (‘‘ITR’’) 2 of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’), and 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 2. The criminal complaint alleged that they participated in the willful export and attempted export to Iran of U.S. origin items during the 2006–2007 period without the required authorization from OFAC and made false statements in 2005 and 2006 to the U.S. Government regarding end-use and end-users in connection with the export of U.S. origin items. The complaint also alleged that Niels Kraaipoel, ASI’s sales manager, was aware of the U.S. embargo against Iran. The Respondents allegedly exported or attempted to export items through the Netherlands to Iran and concealed the true identify of the endusers. In its request, BIS has presented evidence that shows that on two occasions in 2005 and 2006, the Respondents caused the export of items subject to the EAR and set forth on the Commerce Control List 3 from the United States to Netherlands and made false statements regarding end-use and end-users in connection with these transactions. Specifically, in November 2005 and January 2006, the Respondents caused receivers and video transmitters to be exported from the United States to the Netherlands. These items are subject to the EAR and are controlled for antiterrorism reasons (ECCN 4 5A991). The Respondents falsely claimed that the ultimate consignee was the Polish Border Control Agency (‘‘PBCA’’) in Poland and that the items would be used by PBCA in Unmanned Air Vehicles (‘‘UAVs’’). The U.S. Government obtained information indicating that the PBCA did not own UAVs and therefore would have no need for this type of equipment. Further, the information demonstrated that the PBCA had never contracted with ASI for equipment of any kind. ASI provided this false information to the U.S. exporter who in turn included it on the Shipper’s Export Declarations (‘‘SEDs’’) it filed with the U.S. Government. Subsequently, as alleged in the criminal complaint, in May 2007, in response to a request from the U.S. exporter for end-user information regarding spare parts to be provided for the electronic equipment previously purchased by ASI, an employee of ASI submitted an end-user statement from 2 31 CFR 560 (2007). CFR Part 744, Supp.1 (2007). 4 ‘‘ECCN’’ refers to ‘‘Export Control Classification Number.’’ See Supp. 1 to 15 CFR 774. 3 15 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices Lavantia, Ltd., a business purportedly located in Nicosia, Cyprus that is believed to serve as a purchaser of U.S.origin items for Iranian businesses and governmental agencies. Additionally, BIS has presented evidence that shows that the Respondents made false statements regarding end-use and end-users in connection with the causing of an attempted export of national securitycontrolled items to the Netherlands. The criminal complaint alleges that this shipment was actually an attempted unlawful export to Iran in violation of the ITR and IEEPA. Specifically, on or about March 30, 2007, a U.S. company attempted to ship polymide film, an item subject to the EAR and controlled for national security reasons (ECCN 1C008.A.3), to Delta Logistics in the Netherlands. The shipment was detained when it was discovered that Delta Logistics was in fact ASI operating under a different name. When asked by the U.S. freight forwarder to provide an end-user statement, ASI’s Robert Kraaipoel refused. Robert Kraaipoel subsequently represented to the U.S. exporter that he had a buyer for the item named Mojir Trading, located in Dubai, UAE. On or about July 9, 2007, the U.S. exporter received a purchase order and end-user statement purportedly from Mojir Trading’s managing director stating that the polymide film was destined for the UAE, and that the film would be used for sealing large electromotor fittings. The purchase order demonstrated that Delta Logistics B.V., a company owned by Niels Kraaipoel and Robert Kraaipoel, participated in this transaction. Following repeated efforts to contact Mojir Trading, the U.S. Government determined that there was no listing in the UAE for either the company or its purported managing director. I find that the evidence presented by BIS demonstrates that the Respondents have knowingly violated the EAR, that such violations have been deliberate and covert, and that there is a likelihood of future violations, particularly given the nature of the transactions. For these reasons, I find that an imminent violation exists within the meaning of Section 766.24(b)(2). As such, a Temporary Denial Order (‘‘TDO’’) is needed to give notice to persons and companies in the United States and abroad that they should cease dealing with the Respondents in export transactions involving items subjects to the EAR. Such a TDO is consistent with the public interest to preclude future violations of the EAR. Accordingly, I find that a TDO naming Aviation Services International, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 B.V., T.P.C, B.V., and Delta Logistics, B.V., in the Netherlands, and Lavantia, Ltd. in Cyprus, and Mojir Trading in the U.A.E., respectively, and Robert Kraaipoel, Niels Kraaipoel, Mia Van Gemert, Reza Amidi, and Mita Zarek, as Respondents is necessary, in the public interest, to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. This Order is issued on an ex parte basis without a hearing based upon BIS’s showing of an imminent violation. It is therefore ordered: First, that the Respondents, AVIATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL B.V., Fleming Straat 36, 1704 SL, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700, and T.P.C., B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK; and DELTA LOGISTICS, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands; and LAVANTIA, Ltd., 16 Kyriakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus; and ROBERT KRAAIPOEL, Director and Principal Officer of Aviation Services International B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK; and NIELS KRAAIPOEL, ASI Sales Manager, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK; and MIA VAN GEMERT, Managing Director of ASI, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK; and MOJIR TRADING, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE; and REZA AMIDI, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE; and MITA ZAREK, owner of Lavantia Ltd., 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus, (collectively the ‘‘Denied Persons’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’), or in any other activity subject to the EAR, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57521 storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the EAR, or in any other activity subject to the EAR; or C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the EAR, or in any other activity subject to the EAR. Second, that no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Persons any item subject to the EAR; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Persons of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Persons acquire or attempt to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Persons of any item subject to the EAR that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Persons in the United States any item subject to the EAR with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Persons, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Persons if such service involves the use of any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, that, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in section 766.23 of the EAR, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to any of the Denied Persons by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order. Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or other transaction subject to the EAR where the only items involved that are subject to the EAR are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.-origin technology. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 57522 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(e) of the EAR, the Respondents may, at any time, appeal this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(d) of the EAR, BIS may seek renewal of this Order by filing a written request with the Assistant Secretary not later than 20 days before the expiration date and serving the request on the Respondents. The Respondents may oppose a request to renew this Order by filing a written submission with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, which must be received not later than seven days before the expiration date of the Order. A copy of this Order shall be served on the Respondents and shall be published in the Federal Register. This Order is effective upon date of publication and shall remain in effect for 180 days. Entered this 1st day of October, 2007. Darryl W. Jackson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–4995 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; SaltonstallKennedy Grant Program (S–K Program) Applications and Reports National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Stephen Aguzin, 301–713– 2358 or Stephen.Aguzin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The S–K Program provides financial assistance on a competitive basis for research and development projects that benefit the U.S. fishing industry (commercial and recreational). In addition to standard Federal government grant application requirements, S–K applicants must provide a project narrative and a budget narrative. Successful grant applicants are required to submit semi-annual progress reports plus a final report. II. Method of Collection All documents are submitted in electronic format through NOAA’s grant Web site https:// *grants*on*line*.rdc.noaa.gov/. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0135. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households; and state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 98. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour for a project narrative; 1 hour for a budget narrative; 2 hours and 30 minutes for a semi-annual progress report; and 13 hours for a final report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 980. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19857 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska License Limitation Program for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 10, 2007. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The License Limitation Program (LLP) restricts access to the commercial groundfish fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska except for certain areas where alternative programs exist. The LLP also restricts access to the commercial crab fisheries for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and access to the commercial scallop fisheries off Alaska. Applications for permits were a onetime process. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Action Affecting Export Privileges: Aviation Services 
International B.V.; Delta Logistics, B.V.; Robert Kraaipoel; Niels 
Kraaipoel; T.P.C B.V.; Mia Van Gemert; Mojir Trading; Reza Amidi; 
Lavantia, Ltd.; and Mita Zarek

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In the Matter of:
    Aviation Services International B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard,
     Netherlands 1700AK.
    Aviation Services International B.V., Fleming Straat 36,
     Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL.
    Delta Logistics B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
     1704SL.
    Delta Logistics B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
     1700AK.
    Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    Robert Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
     1704SL.
    Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    Niels Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
     1704SL.
    T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    T.P.C. B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL.
    T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 11 1700AA, Heerhugowaard, Netherland.
    Mia Van Gemert, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    Mia Van Gemert, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
     1704SL.
    Mojir Trading, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE.
    Reza Amidi, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE.
    Lavantia Ltd., 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia,
     Cyprus.
    Mita Zarek, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus.
 
Respondents.
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Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges

    Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations 
(``EAR'') \1\, the Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS''), U.S. 
Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement 
(``OEE''), has requested that I issue an Order temporarily denying the 
export privileges under the EAR of:
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    \1\ The EAR are currently codified at 15 CFR Parts 730-774 
(2007). The EAR are issued under the Export Administration Act of 
1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. Sec. Sec. 2401-2420 (2000)) 
(``EAA''). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the 
President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 
C.F.R., 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 
15, 2007 (72 FR 46137 (Aug. 16, 2007)), has continued the 
Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706 (2000)) (``IEEPA'').
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    (1) AVIATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL B.V., Fleming Straat 36, 1704 
SL, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, 
Netherlands 1700 (``ASI'').
    (2) TPC, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL 
and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and P.O. Box 418, 
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    (3) DELTA LOGISTICS, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, 
Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands.
    (4) ROBERT KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 
1704SL, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    (5) NIELS KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 
1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    (6) MIA VAN GEMERT, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 
1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK.
    (7) MOJIR TRADING, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE.
    (8) REZA AMIDI, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE.
    (9) LAVANTIA, Ltd., 16 Kyriakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 
Nicosia, Cyprus.
    (10) MITA ZAREK, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, 
Cyprus. (hereinafter collectively referred to as the ``Respondents'') 
for 180 days.
    On August 29, 2007, four of the Respondents, Aviation Services 
International, B.V. (``ASI'') and its president, Robert Kraaipoel, and 
TPC, B.V. and Delta Logistics, B.V., two companies owned and operated 
by Robert Kraaipoel and his son, Niels Kraaipoel, were criminally 
charged with five counts of violations encompassing IEEPA, the Iranian 
Transactions Regulations (``ITR'') \2\ of the Treasury Department's 
Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC''), and 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 2. 
The criminal complaint alleged that they participated in the willful 
export and attempted export to Iran of U.S. origin items during the 
2006-2007 period without the required authorization from OFAC and made 
false statements in 2005 and 2006 to the U.S. Government regarding end-
use and end-users in connection with the export of U.S. origin items. 
The complaint also alleged that Niels Kraaipoel, ASI's sales manager, 
was aware of the U.S. embargo against Iran. The Respondents allegedly 
exported or attempted to export items through the Netherlands to Iran 
and concealed the true identify of the end-users.
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    \2\ 31 CFR 560 (2007).
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    In its request, BIS has presented evidence that shows that on two 
occasions in 2005 and 2006, the Respondents caused the export of items 
subject to the EAR and set forth on the Commerce Control List \3\ from 
the United States to Netherlands and made false statements regarding 
end-use and end-users in connection with these transactions. 
Specifically, in November 2005 and January 2006, the Respondents caused 
receivers and video transmitters to be exported from the United States 
to the Netherlands. These items are subject to the EAR and are 
controlled for anti-terrorism reasons (ECCN \4\ 5A991). The Respondents 
falsely claimed that the ultimate consignee was the Polish Border 
Control Agency (``PBCA'') in Poland and that the items would be used by 
PBCA in Unmanned Air Vehicles (``UAVs''). The U.S. Government obtained 
information indicating that the PBCA did not own UAVs and therefore 
would have no need for this type of equipment. Further, the information 
demonstrated that the PBCA had never contracted with ASI for equipment 
of any kind. ASI provided this false information to the U.S. exporter 
who in turn included it on the Shipper's Export Declarations (``SEDs'') 
it filed with the U.S. Government.
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    \3\ 15 CFR Part 744, Supp.1 (2007).
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See Supp. 1 to 15 CFR 774.
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    Subsequently, as alleged in the criminal complaint, in May 2007, in 
response to a request from the U.S. exporter for end-user information 
regarding spare parts to be provided for the electronic equipment 
previously purchased by ASI, an employee of ASI submitted an end-user 
statement from

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Lavantia, Ltd., a business purportedly located in Nicosia, Cyprus that 
is believed to serve as a purchaser of U.S.-origin items for Iranian 
businesses and governmental agencies.
    Additionally, BIS has presented evidence that shows that the 
Respondents made false statements regarding end-use and end-users in 
connection with the causing of an attempted export of national 
security-controlled items to the Netherlands. The criminal complaint 
alleges that this shipment was actually an attempted unlawful export to 
Iran in violation of the ITR and IEEPA. Specifically, on or about March 
30, 2007, a U.S. company attempted to ship polymide film, an item 
subject to the EAR and controlled for national security reasons (ECCN 
1C008.A.3), to Delta Logistics in the Netherlands. The shipment was 
detained when it was discovered that Delta Logistics was in fact ASI 
operating under a different name. When asked by the U.S. freight 
forwarder to provide an end-user statement, ASI's Robert Kraaipoel 
refused. Robert Kraaipoel subsequently represented to the U.S. exporter 
that he had a buyer for the item named Mojir Trading, located in Dubai, 
UAE. On or about July 9, 2007, the U.S. exporter received a purchase 
order and end-user statement purportedly from Mojir Trading's managing 
director stating that the polymide film was destined for the UAE, and 
that the film would be used for sealing large electromotor fittings. 
The purchase order demonstrated that Delta Logistics B.V., a company 
owned by Niels Kraaipoel and Robert Kraaipoel, participated in this 
transaction. Following repeated efforts to contact Mojir Trading, the 
U.S. Government determined that there was no listing in the UAE for 
either the company or its purported managing director.
    I find that the evidence presented by BIS demonstrates that the 
Respondents have knowingly violated the EAR, that such violations have 
been deliberate and covert, and that there is a likelihood of future 
violations, particularly given the nature of the transactions. For 
these reasons, I find that an imminent violation exists within the 
meaning of Section 766.24(b)(2). As such, a Temporary Denial Order 
(``TDO'') is needed to give notice to persons and companies in the 
United States and abroad that they should cease dealing with the 
Respondents in export transactions involving items subjects to the EAR. 
Such a TDO is consistent with the public interest to preclude future 
violations of the EAR.
    Accordingly, I find that a TDO naming Aviation Services 
International, B.V., T.P.C, B.V., and Delta Logistics, B.V., in the 
Netherlands, and Lavantia, Ltd. in Cyprus, and Mojir Trading in the 
U.A.E., respectively, and Robert Kraaipoel, Niels Kraaipoel, Mia Van 
Gemert, Reza Amidi, and Mita Zarek, as Respondents is necessary, in the 
public interest, to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. This 
Order is issued on an ex parte basis without a hearing based upon BIS's 
showing of an imminent violation.
    It is therefore ordered:
    First, that the Respondents, AVIATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL B.V., 
Fleming Straat 36, 1704 SL, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, and P.O. 
Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700, and T.P.C., B.V., Fleming 
Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA 
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 
1700AK; and DELTA LOGISTICS, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, 
Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands; 
and LAVANTIA, Ltd., 16 Kyriakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, 
Cyprus; and ROBERT KRAAIPOEL, Director and Principal Officer of 
Aviation Services International B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, 
Netherlands 1704SL, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 
1700AK; and NIELS KRAAIPOEL, ASI Sales Manager, Fleming Straat 36, 
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, 
Netherlands 1700AK; and MIA VAN GEMERT, Managing Director of ASI, 
Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, 
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK; and MOJIR TRADING, PO Box 18118, 
Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE; and REZA AMIDI, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali 
Free Zone, Dubai-UAE; and MITA ZAREK, owner of Lavantia Ltd., 16 
Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus, (collectively the 
``Denied Persons''), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in 
any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or 
technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ``item'') exported 
or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Export 
Administration Regulations (``EAR''), or in any other activity subject 
to the EAR, including, but not limited to:
    A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License 
Exception, or export control document;
    B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, 
receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, 
forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, 
any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the 
United States that is subject to the EAR, or in any other activity 
subject to the EAR; or
    C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item 
exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to 
the EAR, or in any other activity subject to the EAR.
    Second, that no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the 
following:
    A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Persons any 
item subject to the EAR;
    B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted 
acquisition by the Denied Persons of the ownership, possession, or 
control of any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be 
exported from the United States, including financing or other support 
activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Persons acquire 
or attempt to acquire such ownership, possession or control;
    C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition 
or attempted acquisition from the Denied Persons of any item subject to 
the EAR that has been exported from the United States;
    D. Obtain from the Denied Persons in the United States any item 
subject to the EAR with knowledge or reason to know that the item will 
be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or
    E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the EAR 
that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is 
owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Persons, or service any 
item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the 
Denied Persons if such service involves the use of any item subject to 
the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States. For 
purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, 
repair, modification or testing.
    Third, that, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided 
in section 766.23 of the EAR, any other person, firm, corporation, or 
business organization related to any of the Denied Persons by 
affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the 
conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the 
provisions of this Order.
    Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or 
other transaction subject to the EAR where the only items involved that 
are subject to the EAR are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.-
origin technology.

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    In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(e) of the EAR, 
the Respondents may, at any time, appeal this Order by filing a full 
written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the 
Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 
South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4022.
    In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(d) of the EAR, 
BIS may seek renewal of this Order by filing a written request with the 
Assistant Secretary not later than 20 days before the expiration date 
and serving the request on the Respondents. The Respondents may oppose 
a request to renew this Order by filing a written submission with the 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, which must be 
received not later than seven days before the expiration date of the 
Order.
    A copy of this Order shall be served on the Respondents and shall 
be published in the Federal Register.
    This Order is effective upon date of publication and shall remain 
in effect for 180 days.

    Entered this 1st day of October, 2007.
Darryl W. Jackson,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 07-4995 Filed 10-9-07; 8:45 am]
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