Search

 

Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

VZCZCXYZ0028
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #4727 0941901
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 031856Z APR 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ APR RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC 0000
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 0000

UNCLAS STATE 034727

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
LA PAZ FOR COLLEEN CRENWELGE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BL ETTC KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050088970

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

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 post-shipment check on license 05-050088970 for the export
of rifles to Bolivia. Post is requested to complete this Blue
Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: To establish the bona fides of
end-user, Casa Asbun.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Casa Asbun, as a legitimate recipient
of the United States Munitions List (USML) items listed
below. Post should also question end-user on their
familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation
(ITAR), particularly regarding re-export or re-transfer. The
following points are included for guidance:

(To Casa Asbun) -- How long has your company been in the
business of importing and selling defense articles in
Bolivia? 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 entities involved.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050088970

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

4 Marlin Model 983T .22 Caliber Rifles

4 Marlin Model 983 .22 Caliber Rifles

4 Marlin Model 982VS-CF .22 Caliber Bull Rifles

182 Marlin Model 60 .22 Caliber Rifles

30 Marlin Model 60C .22 Caliber Rifles

10 Marlin Model 60SB .22 Caliber Rifles

6 Marlin Model 983S .22 Caliber Rifles

License Value: USD $31,902

SELLER:

Valor Corporation
1001 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

UNI-X LTDA
Av, 16 Julio 1479 Edificio San Pablo Piso 2 Oficina 202
La Paz, Bolivia

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

Casa Asbun
Av. Noel Kempff Mercado #1040
3er. Anillo Int. Frente al Zoo
Casilla#551
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Tel: 341-6448
Mobile: 760-09202

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Bolivia

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 Alfredo Asbun dated 12/14/2007 and Marviel A
Garcia dated 02/13/2008

Resolucions Ministerial No. 1264 (import authorization)
issued by Ministerio de Defensa Nacional dated 12/10/2007

Purchase Order from Casa Asbun dated 12/11/2007 signed by
Alfredo Asbun Galarza

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: