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08STATE35779
2008-04-07 15:51:00
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Secretary of State
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BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK

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						UNCLAS STATE 035779 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
GUATEMALA FOR LANCE HEGERLE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC GT KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050062674 AND 050095703

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

UNCLAS STATE 035779

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
GUATEMALA FOR LANCE HEGERLE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC GT KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050062674 AND 050095703

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 050062674 and 050095703 for
the export of pistols to Guatemala. 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: Foreign end-user, STI Guatemala, was
party to approved license 050062674 for the export of the
pistols listed below. The company is also party to license
number 050095703, which lists the same commodities as the
previous license. The most recent license application claimed
that the transaction outlined on the initial license
(050062674) could not be completed before the license's
expiration date, therefore necessitating a resubmission
(050095703). This request is for post to establish the bona
fides of end-user, STI Guatemala, and to verify that no
shipment was made against license 050062674.


4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, STI Guatemala, as a legitimate recipient
of the United States Munitions List (USML) items listed
below. Post should also verify that no shipment was made
against approved license 050062674 and that the defense
articles listed below were exported only once, under license
number 050095703.

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities and concerns about the entities involved.


5. Details of license application:


A.

DTC Case: 050062674

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 Beretta Model 21 Bobcat (.25ACP Caliber) Pistols

90 Beretta Model 21 Bobcat (.22LR Caliber) Pistols

License Value: USD $29,500

SELLER:

NOVIS Corp. International
dba Pantera Guns
7365 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33166

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

STI Guatemala Estuardo Gomez
17 Avenida 28-73 Zona 11
Las Charcas, Guatemala
Tel: (502) 2476-8262

PURPOSE:

For sale to competitive shooters, members of the Guatemalan
Shooting Association.


B.

DTC Case: 050095703

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 Beretta Model 21 Bobcat (.25ACP Caliber) Pistols

90 Beretta Model 21 Bobcat (.22LR Caliber) Pistols

License Value: USD $29,500

SELLER:

NOVIS Corp. International
dba Pantera Guns
7365 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33166

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

STI Guatemala Estuardo Gomez
17 Avenida 28-73 Zona 11
Las Charcas, Guatemala
Tel: (502) 2476-8262

PURPOSE:

For sale to competitive shooters, members of the Guatemalan
Shooting Association.


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


A.

DSP-83 signed by Estuardo Gomez of STI dated 02/27/2007 and
Sean E. Gilley of NOVIS dated 07/05/2007

Import Permit File Number 960123 and License Number
01/ARM-2007 signed by Chief of the Department of Gun and
Ammunition Control, Gabriel Sigfrido Juarez Munoz dated
01/18/2007

Purchase Order No. 01/ARM-2207 from STI Guatemala dated
02/27/2007 signed by Estuardo Gomez Estrada


B.

DSP-83 signed by Estuardo Gomez of STI dated 02/27/2007 and
Sean E. Gilley of NOVIS dated 07/05/2007

Import Permit File Number 1090310 and License Number
01/ARM-2007 (96123) signed by Chief of the Department of Gun
and Ammunition Control, David Napoleon Barrientos Giron dated
03/06/2008

Purchase Order No. 01/ARM-2207 from STI Guatemala dated
02/27/2007 signed by Estuardo Gomez Estrada


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 in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf


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