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

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UNCLAS STATE 134873

SIPDIS
TOKYO FOR CHARLOTTE CROUCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050120650

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 application 050120650 for the export
of infrared viewer component parts to Japan. 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: Unfamiliar foreign end-user, Laser
Measurement Corporation. The company has appeared on
previous licenses but the bona fides of the company have not
been verified by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION TOKYO: Embassy is requested to make appropriate
inquiries to verify the bona fides of unfamiliar foreign
end-user, Laser Measurement Corporation. 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.

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--Does the company have supporting documentation for this
proposed transaction?

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

--Will Laser Measurement Corporation retain positive control
over the infrared 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?

END ACTION

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050120650

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 GFP1400s Grey Field Polariscope

License Value: USD 23,500.00

SELLER:

Stress Photonics, Inc.
3002 Progress Rd.
Madison, WI 53716
POC is Bradley R. Boyce, Tel. 608-224-1230

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Laser Measurement Corporation
Neo Ogikubo Bldg 1F 5-22-1 Ogikubo, Suginami
Tokyo
Japan
POC is Managing Director, Hiroo Sugihara, Tel. 81-3-5347-1471

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
Narita Airport Branch 154-4 Furrugome, Aza Komae
Narita Chiba
Japan
No POC provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Laser Measurement Corporation
Neo Ogikubo Bldg 1F 5-22-1 Ogikubo, Suginami
Tokyo
Japan
POC is Managing Director, Hiroo Sugihara, Tel. 81-3-5347-1471

PURPOSE:

Sales promotion/demonstration equipment for quality
inspection of silicon wafers and silicon solar cells.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post
upon request):

--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by Laser
Measurement Corporation, signed by Managing Director, Hiroo
Sugihara on 22 April 2008.

--Purchase Order (no designation) submitted by Laser
Measurement Corporation, signed by Managing Director, Hiroo
Sugihara on 8 April 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. 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

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

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