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Thi: Approved For Release 2007/09/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA004700490005-5 CLASSIFICATION SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY East Germany/Various PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. 1954 Export Plans of VEB Carl Zeiss, Jena THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U. S. C.. 31 AND 32. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRO- HIBITED BY LAW REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES 12 25X1 NO. OF ENCLS. 638295 25X1 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. by TED Optik Carl Zeiss Jena to the ding China) is 60 million rubbles. - for a ti 2. The tot~ m n Ge and patent fight *41W y, is some r a iea, rubles. . 25X1 an figure to all countries, including West Sinde the beginning of the ~=-trademark tt german Zeiss firm, the export share of Zeiss Jena items to Western countries, including West Germany, has been revised downward to close to 4 million DME. Adjustments and changes were made in other areas so as to keep as close as possible to the 75 million DME total mxlerinft#hee,areas . 3. A6 a first''step to offset some recent cancellations of orders from Western countries following the trademark and.~patent fight with the Vest German Zeiss firm, Zeiss Jena was promised by East German Minister Heinrich Rau that "soon" it would again be allowed to handle its owrr export negotiations with Western countries without having to go through DIA, but it appears that a final decision on an East German Cabinet level concerning the dropping of DIA with regard to Zeiss product sales to Western countries has not yet been made. In the meantime, DIA is going ahead with plans to push the sales of Zeiss products in specific areas. It intends to hold special fairs and send qualified sales and technical personnel to Greece in June/July 1954. Should this type of campaign prove successful, a similar campaign will then be under- taken for Turkey, followed by a systematic sales campaign throughout the Western world, area by area. 25X1 5. At the same time, DIA is endeavoring to negotiate new contracts with the Zeiss representatives in the various Western or non-Orbit countries, which would specifylthat these representatives only can handle Zeiss Jena products and are not allowed to represent the West German Zeiss firm or its various subsidi- sries. DIA officials do not believe that tacsc negotiations be very 25X1 auccessful. Most of the older and better-placed repreetatives will refuse 25X1 to accept this clause. Approved For Release 2007/09/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA004700490005-5 Tlceived and accepted orders from these countries Approved For Release 2007/09/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA004700490005-5 DIA- Deut ber.Irmen- and Ausse .l=del..Feinm.echanik- Optik. Approved For Release 2007/09/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA004700490005-5 _