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

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AIT TAIPEI FOR MATTHEW O'CONNOR

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050106202

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 AIT's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 050106202 for the export
of F-5 spare parts to Taiwan. AIT 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: GUO-Tong Technology Company (GUO),
unfamiliar foreign consignee.

4. ACTION: AIT is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate Taiwan R.O.C. Air Force (ROCAF) officials to
determine if it ordered the items from GUO and that the
articles are being used for the purpose stated on the
license. ROCAF POC is Col. An Bao-Chian, reference PO #
GP97337P134PE dated May 26, 2008. Department also requests
that AIT conduct a site visit to GUO 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. GUO POC is Hsin-i Huang, General Manager,
TEL: 886-2-2871-6965, reference PO # GP97337P134PE dated May
12, 2008. The following questions are offered as suggested
guidance with GUO:

- Can GUO provide documentation (e.g. purchase order,
contract, letter of intent) from the ROCAF establishing it as
the end user for items in question?

- Who are GUO's main clients?

- Does the company understand the restrictions on Unites
States Munitions List (USML) articles, particularly regarding
re-export and retransfer?

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer. END ACTION.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050106202

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Lots F-5 E/F aircraft spare parts and components

License Value: USD 729,496

SELLER:

ILN Technologies, Inc.
21040 Osborne Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

GUO-Tong Technology Company
6 Fl, No 4, Alley 15, Lane 74, Desing E. Road
Taipei City, Taiwan

FOREIGN END-USER:

Taiwan R.O.C. Air Force
No 55, Sec 3, Ren-Ai Road Da-An District
Taipei City, Taiwan

PURPOSE:

Spare parts for the F-5 E/F owned and operated by Taiwan Air
Force.


6. 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 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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