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

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UNCLAS STATE 115521

SIPDIS
ZAGREB FOR CRISTOPHER J. RHOTON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC HR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050173849

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 050173849 for the export of
a thermal imaging camera to Croatia. 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 Tectra
Doo Mjerna I Spitna Tehnika (Tectra). The company has not
appeared on any previous licenses, nor have its bona fides
been verified by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION ZAGREB: Post is requested to make inquiries with
host government officials to establish the bona fides of
unfamiliar foreign end-user, Tectra, and to confirm that
end-use is as stated on the license application. PM/DTCC
requests that post conducts a site visit to Tectra 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 secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling sensitive
USML items?

--What is the exact end-use for this USML item?

--What is the nature of the company and when was it
established? Who are its principals?

--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-transfer and re-export?
END ACTION

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050173849

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Hotshot HD-XT predictive maintenance camera system

License Value: USD 16,000.00

SELLER:

Sofradir EC Inc.
373 Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
POC is Michelle Intiso, Tel. 973-882-0211 ext. 212

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Tectra Doo Mjerna I Spitna Tehnika
Licka 33
Zagreb
Croatia
POC is Sales Manager, Ivo Novakovic, Tel. 385 1615 2606

FOREIGN END-USER:

Tectra Doo Mjerna I Spitna Tehnika
Licka 33
Zagreb
Croatia
POC is Sales Manager, Ivo Novakovic, Tel. 385 1615 2606

PURPOSE:

The camera will be used for building inspections as well as
electrical and mechanical inspections for potential clients.

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

--DSP-83 Non Transfer and Use Certificate submitted by Tectra
and signed by Tectra Sales Manager, Ivo Novakovic on 5 May
2009.

--Purchase Order No. 19036 submitted by Tectra and signed by
Tectra Sales Manager, Ivo Novakovic on 16 April 2009.

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 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 at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Blue Lantern End-Use
Monitoring Program.

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

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