|09STATE53545||2009-05-26 18:31:00||UNCLASSIFIED||Secretary of State|
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UNCLAS STATE 053545
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 050088885 for the export of
firearms to Oman. 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: To confirm that the firearms were
received by the Royal Court Affairs and to establish the bona
fides of foreign consignee, Trade Wings.
4. Action Request: Post is requested to verify that the
Royal Court Affairs received the firearms listed below by
making appropriate inquiries to the end-user. Post is also
requested to establish the bona fides of Trade Wings by
making appropriate inquiries to representatives of the
company and local authorities. The following points are
included for guidance:
(To the Royal Court Affairs)
--Can you confirm receipt of all the firearms listed below?
--What role did Trade Wings play in this transaction?
(To Trade Wings)
--How long has your company been in the business of importing
and selling defense articles in Oman? What
services and products does your company provide?
--Who are your regular customers and where do they reside?
--What role did you play in this transaction? Did you ever
have physical possession of the firearms? Can you please
describe your inventory and security procedures?
--Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export? Did Century Arms inform you of
(To Local Authorities)
--Is Trade Wings properly authorized to import and sell
firearms in Oman?
--Is there any derogatory information regarding Trade Wings?
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: 050088885
184 Stag Arms Carbines, Model G1, 5.56mm
License Value: USD $146,280
1077 Silas Deane Hwy, Office 102
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Trade Wings LLC
Ghala No. of Way/Line 5017 Block No. 250
PO Box 389
Muscat 118, Oman
Royal Court Affairs
PO Box 672 - Al Khoudh
Muscat 142, Oman
For use by the Royal Court Affairs for security of government
6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate signed by Peter
Sywenkyj (Intersec) dated 10 February 2008; Ibrahim Al-Saadi
(Trade Wings); and 'Commander' (government end-user)
Letter/Purchase Order issued by Trade Wings signed by Ibrahim
Al Saadi dated 7 January 2008
Import License No. 1042 signed 28 October 2007 signed by
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:
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf
8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this