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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #6068 0182148
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 182146Z JAN 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 9877

UNCLAS STATE 006068

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
BANGKOK FOR THOMAS HINES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TH
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050076805

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 05-050076805 for the export of
pistols to Thailand. Post is requested to complete this Blue
Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: Unfamiliar end-user, Wanmelarp.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Wanmelarp, as a legitimate recipient of
the United States Munitions List (USML) items listed below.
Post should also question end-user on its familiarity with
the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). The
following points are provided for guidance:

(To Wanmelarp) -- How long has your company been in the
business of importing and selling defense articles in
Thailand? What services and products are sold by your
company? Who are your regular customers and where do they
reside? Are you familiar with the regulations governing the
import of U.S.-origin defense articles, including
restrictions on re-transfer or re-export?

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of facilities
and concerns about the companies.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050076805

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

15 Beretta 92 9mm Pistols

License Value: USD $7,911

SELLER:

RSR Group, Inc.
4405 Metric Drive
Winterpark, FL 32792

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user.

FOREIGN END-USER:

Wanmelarp Firearms Ltd
111 Nakorn Sawan Road Wat Somanas, Pomprab
Bangkok 10100
Thailand
66(02)221-4638


PURPOSE:

For commercial, domestic resale in Thailand.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

Import Permit no 156/50 (License no 891/2550) from Government
of Thailand dated 8/27/2007 signed by Boonsom Watanapanee

Purchase Order no. CRS-188/077 dated 10/16/2007 signed by
Suwanna Laohapiengsak.

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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