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

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UNCLAS STATE 135076

SIPDIS
MADRID FOR E. STROTHER MURRAY AND BERLIN FOR SHANE M. PETERSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SP GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050136522

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 pre-shipment check on application 050136522 for the export
of M-113 component parts to Spain. Post 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: Lack of documentation from the
Spanish MoD and unfamiliar foreign consignee, Zeltmann
Import-Export GmbH. The company has appeared on previous
licenses but the company's bona fides have not been
established by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION MADRID: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with

appropriate host government officials to determine if the
Spanish MoD (SMOD) ordered the M-113 component parts and if
so, confirm that the articles will be used for the purpose
stated on the license. Post is requested to exercise its
contacts within the SMOD to verify this order.
END ACTION.

5. ACTION BERLIN: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate host government officials in order to establish
the bona fides of unfamiliar foreign consignee Zeltmann
Import-Export GmbH (Zeltmann) and to verify the legitimacy of
this transaction. PM/DTCC also requests that post conducts a
site visit to the company in order to provide Department with
an assessment of its business operations and on-site
security. Finally, post is asked to assess whether the
company appears to be a reliable recipient of USML items. If
a site visit is not possible, please inform the PM/DTCC
officer.
END ACTION

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--Does the company have supporting documentation for this
transaction? Are all of the USML parts going to the Spanish
MoD?

--Does the company have proper accounting and security
procedures for handling USML items?

--Will Zeltmann retain positive control over the M-113
component parts at all times?

--When was the company established and who are its
principals?

--What is the nature of its business -- what type of items
does it handle, does it serve as a broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?

--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?

--Does the company understand the prohibition against the
unauthorized stockpiling of USML items?

END ACTION

6. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050136522

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Spare parts and minor components used on M-113 amored
personnel carriers

License Value: USD 50,000.00

SELLER:

International Parts Supply Corp.
7220 Ohms Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55439
POC is Dan Everson, Tel. 952-832-0707

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Zeltmann Import-Export GmbH
Postfach 43
D-76597 Loffenau
Germany
POC is Kurt Zeltmann, Tel. ( 49)07083/924828-7

FOREIGN END-USER:

Spanish Army Ministerio de Defensa
Direccion General de Armamento y Material
E-28071 Madrid
Madrid
Spain
No POC provided

PURPOSE:

Spare parts and minor components used for the repair and
maintenance of M-113 armored personnel carriers.

7. Submitted in support of the license application was the
following document (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post
upon request):

--Purchase Order (no number provided) submitted by Zeltmann
Import-Export GmbH, signed by Kurt Zeltmann on 12 November
2008

8. 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

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

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