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

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UNCLAS STATE 006242

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SN
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050059552, 050127774, AND 050188290

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 licenses 050059552,
050127774, and 050188290 for the export of International
Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled aircraft refueling nozzles
to Singapore. 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: The U.S. applicant, Carter Ground
Fueling (CGF), recently submitted license 050207766 for the
export of refueling nozzles to foreign consignee Haneflex (S)
Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. However, said license was Returned
Without Action (RWA) due to the fact that the end user is an
entity located in the PRC. Prior to the submission of
050207766, the subject licenses were approved for the same
commodity (refueling nozzles) and foreign consignee
(Haneflex) as 050207766, except the listed end user on the
licenses is the Singapore Air Force (SAF) / Defense Science &
Technology Agency (DSTA). The subject license applications
did not include any supporting documentation from the end
user. The circumstances suggest the possibility the items may
have been diverted.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
foreign end user, SAF/DSTA has received all items listed on
the license applications (see para 5). In addition, the
Department requests that Post make inquiries with appropriate
officials to establish the bona fides of Haneflex 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 Haneflex provide documentation that verifies the
end-use of the refueling nozzles, such as a contract or
purchase order from the SAF or DSTA

--When was Haneflex 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 Haneflex understand the restrictions on USML items,
especially the prohibition against unauthorized re-transfer
and re-export?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

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DTC CASE: 050059552
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QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

3 - CCR Nozzle P/N 64017C
1 - Repair Kit P/N KD64017-7

License Value: 2875.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, items were exported
on 17 November 2007. END COMMENT)

********************
DTC CASE: 050127774
********************

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

18 - CCR Nozzle P/N 64017C
2 - Repair Kit P/N KD64017-7

License Value: 48,110.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, items were exported
on 11 January 2009. END COMMENT)

********************
DTC CASE: 050188290
********************

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

6 - CCR Nozzle P/N 64017E

License Value: 18,611.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, items were exported
on 27 September 2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

Eaton Corporation
via Carter Ground Fueling
9650 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: 949-452-9910
POC: Elizabeth Canfield

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Haneflex (S) Pte. Ltd.
174, Tagore Lane
Singapore 787577
Tel: 65-64552188
Fax: 65-64550488
POC: Tan Wee Chuan

FOREIGN END-USER (050059552)

Singapore Air Force
Sembawang Air Base
AFPN 8073, 303 Sembawang Road
#02-01 Singapore 757754
Tel: 65-67508051
Fax: 65-67508052
POC: Cpt. Seah Seow Nou

FOREIGN END-USER (050188290 and 050127774):

Defense Science & Technology Agency DSTA
DTTB Financial Services Center #15-01
Des. 5, Depot Road, DTT Tower B
Singapore 1096681
Tel: 63736224
POC: Mr. Daniel Wong Wei Xiang

PURPOSE:

050059522 - Material required for fueling of helicopter -
Super Puma
050127774 - Material for fueling of helicopter - Super Puma
050188290 - Material for naval ship

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

--050059522 - Purchase Order No. 6287, dated 19 July 2007.

--050127774 - Purchase Order No. 6672, dated 10 October 2008.

--050188290 - Purchase Order No. 6886, dated 7 July 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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