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

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BANGKOK FOR THOMAS HINES

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TAGS: ETTC KOMC TH
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050082129


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 05-050082129 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: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights,
and Labor is unfamiliar with the end-user, Manittyont Ltd.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Manittyont Ltd., 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 Manittyont Ltd.)-- 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? What were your total firearms sales in 2007? 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: 05-050082129

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

12 STI SA Sporting Pistols (.45 and .40 caliber)

License Value: USD $15,000

SELLER:

STI International Inc.
114 Halmer Cove
Georgetown, TX 78626

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

Manittyont Ltd. Partnership
187 Petkasem Road
Tapra Bangkokyai
Bangkok 10600
Thailand
Tel: 66-2-457 6733

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Thailand

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

DSP-83 signed by Sanit Chittangwongs on 12/4/2007 and
Pauletta Skinner on 01/03/2008

Import Permit no. PK. 972/2500 dated 09/18/2007

Import Permit no. 137/2500 dated 11/16/2007

Import Permit no. 138/2500 dated 11/16/2007

Purchase Order no. 50105 from Manittyont Ltd. dated
12/04/2007 signed by Sanit Chittangwongs

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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