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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Pre-Check Licence End-Use Check On Application

VZCZCXRO8312
PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHLZ
DE RUEHMZ #0573 2851545
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 121545Z OCT 07
FM AMCONSUL MUNICH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4148
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MUNICH 000573

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT. FOR PM/DTTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR AND EUR/AGS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN PRE-CHECK LICENCE END-USE CHECK ON APPLICATION
050062673

REF: STATE 122802

1. ConGen Munich contact Josef Priller, of Sitec's sales
department, regarding the questions outlined in reftel. Priller
provided the following answers:

a) Sitec's customers: Sitec's typical customers are commercial
aircraft manufacturers located worldwide.

b) Ties to China: Sitec has no direct business relationship with
firms in China. Since May 2001 Sitec has been a subsidiary of
Accuron Technologies, a Singapore-based conglomerate. Since 1995
Accuron has run an aerospace component operation in China in the
Export Processing Zone of the Suzhou Industrial Park, which produces
airfoils, engine mounts, and case modules. However, Sitec and
Accuron's operation in China do not trade parts with each other.

c) U.S. export controls: Sitec management understands the
restrictions of the U.S. Munitions List.

2. Post found no indication that Sitec is acting in a manner
inconsistent with U.S. export controls, or was not forthcoming in
its answers to our questions.

3. This report has been coordinated with Embassy Berlin.

4. Previous reporting from Munich is available on our SIPRNET
website at www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/munich/ .

NELSON

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