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

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UNCLAS STATE 014950

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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 05-050087349


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 05-050087349 for the export of
rifles 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: Thirteen (13) of the rifles are light
tactical rifles (Model 700 LTR) often used by law enforcement
agencies.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Paisith Firearms, and Thai licensee,
Tinnarat Intarakhamhangas, as legitimate recipients of the
United States Munitions List (USML) items listed below. Post
is also requested to determine the ultimate end-use and
end-users of the Model 700 LTR light tactical rifles. Post
should also question end-user on their familiarity with the
International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities and concerns with the entities involved.
.
5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050087349

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

13 M700 LTR .308 20" Rifles

9 M700 .308 26" Rifles

2 M700 XCR Tactical .308 Rifles

2 M700 VS SF .223 Rifles

3 M700 VLSS Thumbhole .223 26" Rifles

1 M700SPS ,223 24" Rifles

2 7615P .223 Rifles

License Value: USD $25,608

SELLER:

RACI Holdings, Inc
Attn: Remington Arms Co.
870 Remington Drive
PO Box 700
Madison, NC 27025

THAI LICENSEE:

Tinnarat Intarakhamhang
448/10-11 Jira Road
Nai Mueng Subdistrict
Mueng Burirum District
Burirum Province

(As provided on the Import Permit)

FOREIGN END-USER:

Paisith Firearms LP
26 Subsin Road Wangburapirom, Pranakorn
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
662 221-2668


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 Vassana Tiprak dated 01/09/2008 and Karen
Johnson dated 02/05/2008

Import License No. 9/2550 with licensee Tinnarat
Intarakhamhang and import authorization to Paisith Firearms
LP.

Purchase Order No. D004/08-RM from Paisith Firearms LP dated
01/09/2008

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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