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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050212038

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraph 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 050212038 for the export of
rifle parts and components to Germany. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: Waffen Schumacher is importing
components for the AR15 rifle but has no license history of
importing AR15s. This request is to determine if the company
is manufacturing AR15 rifles and, if so, whether the finished
product is being sold outside of Germany.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to determine the
ultimate end-use of these rifle parts and components and
establish the bona fides of Waffen Schumacher by making
inquiries to representatives of the company and appropriate
German authorities. Specifically, Post is requested to
determine if the company is manufacturing AR15 rifles and, if
so, where the finished products are being sold. The
following points are included for guidance:

(To Waffen Schumacher)

--When was your company established and who are its
principals?

--What products and services does your company provide? Who
are your regular customers and where do they reside?

--What are your annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms and
components?

--For what will these AR15 components be used? Do you
manufacture AR15 rifles? If so, where do you market these
rifles? Where are they sold? What is the model nomenclature
used by your company for these rifles? Do you export any
rifles that contain U.S. components?

--Do you have any manufacturing or distribution agreements
with any U.S. companies? If so, please provide the agreement
authorization number and any related documentation.

--Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

(To Appropriate German Authorities)

--Is Waffen Schumacher properly authorized to import and sell
defense articles in Germany? Is Waffen Schumacher authorized
to export firearms from Germany?

--Do you have any information on Waffen Schumacher that would
question their reliability as a recipient of U.S. defense
articles?

In its reply, Post is encouraged to comment on any
information pertinent to this transaction such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050212038

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

A wide array of AR15 parts and components for the
assembly/manufacture of semiautomatic AR15 rifles

License Value: USD $10,734

SELLER:

BDL Ltd
410 Meeting Street Road
Edgefield, SC 29824

FOREIGN END-USER:

Waffen Schumacher GmbH
Adolf-Dembach-Str. 4
47829 Krefeld
Germany
Tel: 49 0 21 51 / 45 77 70

PURPOSE:

For the manufacture and resale of rifles in Germany

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

DSP-83 signed by Brian Dick (BDL) dated 01/11/2010 and Markus
Wagner (Waffen Schumacher) dated 01/10/2010

Import Authorization No. 8812584 issued by Bundesamt fur
Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA) signed by Muller dated
01/14/2010

Purchase Order from Waffen Schumacher GmbH signed by Markus
Wagner dated 12/17/2009

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 Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file on Intellipedia:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/
Blue Lantern End-Use Monitoring Program

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

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