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

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UNCLAS STATE 063355

SIPDIS
ABU DHABI FOR OLIVER B. JOHN AND PARIS FOR ERIC J. RUETER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC AEC FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050081672

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 Embassies, assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 050081672 for the
export of CH-47 helicopter spare component parts to the
United Arab Emirates (UAE). 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: Concerns about Eurotradia
International, foreign intermediate consignee.

4. ACTION Abu Dhabi: Embassy is requested to make inquiries
with appropriate host government officials to determine if
the UAE Armed Forces Logistics Staff has received the CH-47
helicopter spare component parts from Defense Technology
Equipment, Inc. and that the articles are being used for the
purpose stated on the license. Export data indicates that
items worth $146,800 shipped from the United States on March
22, 2008. Post is requested to contact the UAE MOD to verify
receipt of this order. UAE POC is Staff Colonel (Deputy
Director, General Purchasing) Yahya Yousuf Abdulla Al
Baloushi, Tel. No. 971-2-4414999, Purchase Order No.
093447/02/MBS signed on November 20, 2007.
END ACTION ABU DHABI

ACTION Paris: The Department requests that Embassy conduct a
site visit to Eurotradia International 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. Eurotradia International POC is Patrick
Monneray, Purchasing Manager, Tel. No. 33-(0)-1-40-76-20-01,
Purchase Order No. 093447/02/MBS signed on November 20, 2007.
The following questions are offered as suggested guidance
with Eurotradia International:

Can Eurotradia International provide documentation from the
UAE MOD establishing it as the end user of these items? Does
the company have an established, legitimate customer
base to which it plans to sell these commodities? Does the
company keep proper, detailed records of its sales and
customers? Who are the company,s primary clients? Does the
company understand the restrictions
on USML articles, particularly regarding re-export and
retransfer?
END ACTION PARIS

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050081672

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 P/N:37688-1000 Auxiliary Power Unit

License Value: USD 146,800

SELLER:

Defense Technology Equipment, Inc.
45681 Oakbrook Ct. #107
Sterling, VA 20166

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

United Arab Emirate GHQ Armed Forces
P.O. Box 2501
Abu Dhabi
AE

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

Eurotradia International
33 Champs Des Elysees
Paris
AE

FOREIGN END-USER:

United Arab Emirates GHQ Armed Forces
P.O. Box 2501
Abu Dhabi
AE

PURPOSE:

Spare component parts for the repair and maintenance of the
Chinook CH-47 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 Mazzarelli, Phone: 202-663-3867; Email:
MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET: MazzarelliTP@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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