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April 7, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/07/14: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006200550006-0 INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY East Germany SUBJECT Export Drive by Zeiss Jena DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U. S. C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revel- ation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE, THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. Negotiations were carried out recently between VEB Carl Zeiss Jena and the pertinent DIA authorities on what steps could be taken to increase exports of Zeiss Jena products, especially to non-Satellite countries. For the last two years or so, the export negotiations concerning Zeiss products, as for all other VEBs in Last Germany, were the responsibility of DIA, which, however, did not have the required number of trained tech- nical saris personnel at its disposal to handle the more complicated items of Zeiss equipment. Although DIA realized that the trained Zeiss person- nel were more familiar with the equipment and were in a much better po- sition to push these items for export, DIA had resisted all efforts to let Zeiss Jena handle its own exports so as not to set a precedent with respect to the other VEBs. However, DIA reportedly is now willing to let Zeiss Jena personnel travel abroad more frequently to visit their Old trade representatives and conclude tentative contracts which would then be submitted to DIA as ;.;Z,-..tter ,of form for approve 1. 2. In this connection summer of 1955\ (Nntp. wnchington distrihntinn inrt;rated by "X"; Field distrihution by 7 April 1955 25X11}~ 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/07/14: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006200550006-0 _ Approved For Release 2008/07/14: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006200550006-0 Approved For Release 2008/07/14: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006200550006-0