Cablegate: Uk Follow-Up: Blue Lantern Case Number 05-1014531
DE RUEHLO #2182 2351513
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 221513Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9575
INFO RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH PRIORITY 0646
RUEHJI/AMCONSUL JEDDAH PRIORITY 0063
UNCLAS LONDON 002182
PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR - S. JOUBERT-LIN
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM ETTC KOMC SA UK
SUBJECT: UK FOLLOW-UP: BLUE LANTERN CASE NUMBER 05-1014531
REF: STATE 44752
1. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Office (HMRC) has
provided the responses to the questions posed by the
Department for G.I.K. International Trade Ltd., a United
Kingdom Company, per reftel. The text of the response follows
at para. 2
2. Begin text of UK response to questions posed by the
a. Question one: Can you confirm an order that was shipped
under license 05-1014531?
b. Answer one: G.I.K. International Trade faxed a statement
to HMRC from the Saudi consignee stating that the items
purchased from G.I.K. under license 05-1014531 had not yet
been used and were in a secure warehouse in Jeddah.
c. Question two: How long has your company been in the
business of importing and selling defense articles? What
other products are sold by your company?
d. Answer two: Over thirty years in this type of business. No
response to the second part of the question.
e Question three: Are you familiar with the restrictions
against the unauthorized re-export or transfer of U.S.-
origin defense articles?
f. Answer three: Fully aware of the prohibitions concerning
U.S. military items.
g. Question four: Who are your regular customers and where
are they located?
h. Answer four: No response.
End text of the UK response.
3. The written response from HMRC has been forwarded to
PM/DTCC by unclassified e-mail.
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