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

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5751 1971531
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151521Z JUL 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AIT TAIPEI 0000

UNCLAS STATE 075751

SIPDIS
AIT TAIPEI FOR O'CONNOR MATTHEW
ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TW
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050111895

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 AIT-Taipei's assistance in
conducting a pre-license check on application 050111895 for
the export of defense hardware to Taiwan. AIT-Taipei is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern inquiry within 30
days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect
pending and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Unfamiliar end user, National Tsing
Hua University, and need to determine final end use of items.

4. Action: Department requests that AIT-Taipei conduct a
site visit to National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan
to confirm that it ordered the exact type and quantity of
items listed on the application. Also, AIT is urged to
assess NTHU's business operations, on-site security, and
general reliability as a recipient of USML items. Emphasize
that the unauthorized re-export or retransfer of USML items
is strictly prohibited.

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer. Rachael-Therese S. Joubert-Lin, Phone: 202-663-2950;
Email: JoubertLinRS@state.gov; SIPRNET:
JoubertLinRS@state.sgov.gov.

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance
with NTHU:

--Are you familiar with Attop International LLC?

--Did you order from Attop International LLC the exact type
and quantity of items listed
on this application?

--Is the NTHU the final end user of the items? Will the
items be integrated into a larger system? If so,
which system, and who will perform the integration?

-- Does the university understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the prohibition
against unauthorized re-transfers, re-exports, or changes in
end use?

--Is Attop International LLC an official supplier/contractor
for the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan?
Does the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have any
other contracts with the company?

-- Are there any additional foreign parties (consignees,
freight forwarders, etc.) involved in this transaction?

End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050111895

QUANTITY/COMMODITY: 25 P/N 109-334, CATHODE ASSEMBLY pieces

License Value: USD $21,500

SELLER:

ATTOP INTERNATIONAL, LLC
15318 EAST VALLEY, CA 91746
626-968-6696 ext. 108

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY IN TAIWAN
R121, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS NO. 101, SEC. 2, KUANG FU RD.,
HSINCHU 300
TW

END-USER:

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY IN TAIWAN
R121, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS NO. 101, SEC. 2, KUANG FU RD.,
HSINCHU 300
TW

PURPOSE:

These 25 pieces of Cathode Assembly, P/N 109-334, purchased
from Spectra-MAT will be used on a high-duty
extended-interaction klystron which is to power a high-q
cavity for materials processing. This exteneded-interation
klystron is built by National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan,
Department of Physics.

6. Submitted in support of the license application was the
following document (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
AIT-Taipei upon request):

-- Letter of Intent prepared by National Tsing Hua University
in Taiwan, dated 19 June 2008

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 Rachael-Therese S. Joubert-Lin,
Phone: 202-663-2950; Email: JoubertLinRS@state.gov; SIPRNET:
JoubertLinRS@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

8. Department is grateful for AIT-Taipei's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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