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

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FRANCE FOR ERIC J. REUTER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050119285

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 050119285 for the export of
titanium plating to France. 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 Marphil
International (Marphil). The company has appeared on
previous licenses but its bona fides have not been verified
by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION PARIS: Post is requested to make inquiries with
host government officials to establish the bona fides of
unfamiliar foreign end-user, Marphil, and to confirm that
end-use is as stated on the license application. PM/DTCC
requests that post conducts a site visit to Marphil 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.

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The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--Does the company have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling 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: 050119285

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 ATI 425-MIL(TM) .375"x48"x120" titanium armor plate

License Value: USD 13,435.00

SELLER:

Allegheny Technologies, Inc.
1000 Six PPG Place
Pittsburg, PA 15222
POC is Maria Dunn, Tel. 412-394-2863

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Marphil International
36, rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris
France
POC is Director, Philippe Jantet, Tel. 17 331 224 576

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

TN International
1 rue des Herons
78180 Montigny le Bretonneux
France
No POC provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Marphil International
36, rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris
France
POC is Director, Philippe Jantet, Tel. 17 331 224 576

PURPOSE:

The titanium armor plating will be used for defense armoring
for a prototype of fuel transport casks for AREVA.

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

--End Use Statement submitted by Marphil and signed by
Marphil Director, Philippe Jantet on 25 August 2008.

--Purchase Order No. 40708 submitted by Marphil and signed by
Pierre Mayer on 5 August 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 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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