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

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UNCLAS STATE 096188

SIPDIS
SAN JOSE FOR ROBERT ANDREW

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050112184

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 050112184 for the export of
firearms to Costa Rica. 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, Electromecanica Pablo Murillo S.A.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Electromecanica Pablo Murillo S.A., 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 Electromecanica Pablo Murillo S.A.)

-- How long has your company been in the business of
importing and selling defense articles in Costa Rica?

--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: 050112184

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 Sig Pistols, Model P220, .45 Caliber

6 Sig Pistols, Model P220 Elite Series, .45 Caliber

2 Sig Pistols, Model P220 Carry Series, .45 Caliber

License Value: USD $12,222

SELLER:

Sig Sauer Inc.
18 Industrial Drive
Exeter, NH 03833

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

Electromecanica Pablo Murillo S.A.
100 Metros Oeste de los Tribunales de Justicia Doctores
Echandi
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 281-3278

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale by Electromecanica Pablo Murillo S.A.

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 Pablo Murillo dated 05/13/2008 and Melanie
Fox dated 07/02/2008

Import Permit Oficio 1291-2008 DGA-OT issued by La Direccion
General de Armamento signed by William Hidalgo Echavarria
dated 05/13/2008

Purchase Order No. SIG-10-05-2008 from Electromecanica Pablo
Murillo S.A. dated 05/13/2008 signed by Pablo Murillo Cordero

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

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