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

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PRAGUE FOR PATRICK ELLSWORTH

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TAGS: ETTC EZ KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050085481

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 050085481 for the export of
revolvers to the Czech Republic. 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, Kozap Uh. Brod.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Kozap Uh. Brod, 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 Kozap Uh. Brod)

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

-- 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? Has your company received the items
listed on this license?

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: 050085481

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

150 NAA Revolvers, .22, .22M, and .224M Caliber

License Value: USD $25,630

SELLER:

Caliber Inc
89 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

Kozap Uh. Brod
U Kostela 134
Banov, Czech Republic
Tel: 420 572 646 220

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in the Czech Republic

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 Ing. Jan Petran dated 01/10/2008 and Austin
Sheridan dated 01/22/2008

Import Certificate # 001/08/7440 issued by the Ministry of
Industry and Trade (not dated)

Purchase Order # 2/2007 signed by Dagmar Smutkova dated
12/19/2007

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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