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

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UNCLAS STATE 013087

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 05-050081688


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 05-050081688 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: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and
Labor (DRL) is unfamiliar with the end-user, Aumnaj Firearms,
and has requested a Blue Lantern check.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Aumnaj Firearms, 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 Aumnaj Firearms) -- 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: 05-050081688

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 KAHR MK9 9mm Pistols

5 Beretta PX4 9mm Pistols

License Value: USD $5,635

SELLER:

RSR Group Inc.
4405 Metric Drive
Winterpark, FL 32792

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

Aumnaj Firearms, LTD Part
66 Unakan Road
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel: 221-0252
222-2630

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):

Purchase Order no. 00982/2550 from Aumnaj dated 12/17/2007
signed by Phawinee Wannavijit

Import Permit License no. 3/2550 dated 11/26/2007 issued
signed by Preecha Chottaweewat.

DSP-83 signed by Phaeinee Wannavijit on 12/17/2007 and Cathy
Mandery on 12/31/2007.

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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