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

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BANGKOK FOR THOMAS HINES

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050074880

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 Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 050074880 for the
export of Bell 212 helicopter spare parts to Thailand.
Embassy 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: Auric Space Co, unfamiliar foreign
consignee.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate host government officials to determine if the
Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has received the Bell 212 parts and
that the articles are being used for the purpose stated on
the license. RTN POC is Rear Admiral Norapon Tonvichien,
Director Naval Supply Center, MOD contract # 05162/1811,
dated August 14, 2007. Department also requests that Embassy
conduct a site visit to Auric in order to provide an
assessment of its business operations, on-site security, and
general reliability as a recipient of United States Munitions
List (USML) items. Auric POC is Ms. Kaojai Chaichanasak,
TEL: 662-6405627-8, reference Purchase Order # 006/07 R2
dated September 3, 2007. The following questions are offered
as suggested guidance with Auric:

- Can Auric provide documentation (e.g. purchase order,
contract, or letter or intent) from the RTN that firmly
establishes it as the end user of these items?

- Who are Auric's main clients?

- Does the company understand the restrictions on USML
articles, particularly regarding re-exporting (no re-transfer
or re-export without USG authorization)?

If post is unable to conduct a site visit please notify
PM/DTCC case officer. END ACTION.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050074880

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 2593379-001 Remote Compensate
2 18-1814 Torq. Trans(Torque) New

License Value: USD 21,365

SELLER:

R & B Aircraft Supply Inc
6848 Farmdale Ave
N Hollywood, CA 91605

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

M P Sala Group
230 Sukhothai Rd
Dusit, Bangkok 10300
Thailand

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Auric Space Co Ltd
731 P.M. Tower S5th Floor
Dindang, Bangkok 10400
Thailand

FOREIGN END-USER:

Royal Thai Navy
Naval Supply Center, Sattahip Naval Base
Chon Buri 20182
Thailand

PURPOSE:

Maintenance of Bell 212 Helicopter


6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. POC is Tim Watkins, Phone: 202-663-2814; Email:
WatkinsTR@state.gov; SIPRNET: WatkinsTR@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://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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