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

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AIT TAIPEI FOR MATTHEW O'CONNOR
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MI-YONG KIM
REBECCA HESTER

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050196112

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 050196122 for
the export of International Traffic in Arms
(ITAR)-controlled AH-1W helicopter parts and components to
Taiwan. Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern
inquiry within 45 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 consignee, Dali Sin Ya
Co. Ltd. (DSY) (no licensing history); no documentation
from foreign end-user, Taiwan Ministry of National Defense
(TMND); commodities with risk of diversion.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that
the Foreign End User, TMND, ordered the items listed for
the purpose stated on the license application. In
addition, the Department requests that Post make inquiries
with appropriate officials to establish the bona fides of
DSY in the transaction. Conduct a site visit to
assess the company's reliability as a recipient of United
States Munitions List (USML) articles as well as an
assessment of the company's on-site security and
operations. If a site visit is not possible, please
inform the PM/DTCC case officer.

The following points are included for guidance:

--Can DSY provide documentation that verifies the end-use
of the helicopter components, such as a contract or
purchase order from the TMND?

--When was DSY established and who are its principals?

--What is the nature of the company's businesses -- what
type of items does it handle? Does the company serve as a
broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical
customers and where are they located?

--Does DSY understand the restrictions on USML items,
especially the prohibition against unauthorized
re-transfer and
re-export?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050196122

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 - Oil Relief Valve, P/N 5009528
3 - Chute Section Solid, P/N 1212B15724
7 - Aircraft Support, P/N 209-030-139-37
1 - Annular Ball Bearing, P/N 406-040-339-101
30 - Quick Disconnect Coupling Half, P/N H3F
1 - Check Value, P/N 205-076-413-1
100 - Spring Pin, P/N X41-S-094-0185
30 - Gasket, P/N 60-011-1
30 - Gasket, P/N BACG10AD32
30 - O-Ring, P/N M83248/1-232
30 - O-Ring, P/N J228P011
30 - O-Ring, P/N SR822A60-241
30 - O-Ring, P/N J228P013
30 - O-Ring, P/N 2-116-N116-7
5 - O-Ring, P/N 214-010-180-3
30 - O-Ring, P/N J228P041
7 - O-Ring, P/N 1698AS525
5 - Electrical Plug Connector, P/N MS3456W22-14S
1 - Electrical Plug Connector, P/N MS3456W14S-2S

License Value: 14,682.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, all items, except
the ball bearing and 2 chutes, were exported on 2 December
2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

ISO Group, Inc.
7700 Technology Drive
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Tel: 877-330-1580, ext. 4101
POC: Jason Nunn

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Dali Sin Ya Co. Ltd.
No. 1, Lane 159, Futan 3 Street
Taichung 40241
Taiwan
Tel: 886-4-22365272
Cell: 886-0972-357896
Unified Business No. 24297072
POC: Charge Chiu
Email: Charge@charge-kircheis.com

FOREIGN END-USER:

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense
No. 172 Bo-ai Rd. Jhongjheng District
Taipei City 100
Taiwan

PURPOSE:

Parts for the repair and maintenance of the engine and
hydraulic systems on AH-1W Cobra aircraft owned by the
TMND.

6. Submitted in support of license application 050183769
were the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax
documentation to Post upon request):

--Purchase Order Number Oct13-2009 submitted by DSY to ISO
Group, dated 13 October 2009.

--End User Statement signed by Charge Chiu of DSY,
undated.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 22 October 2009, approved 2
November 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 Meredith Sundlof.
Phone: 202-663-3455; Email: SundlofME@state.gov; SIPRNET:
SundlofME@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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