07MOSCOW667, EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: WORLD HUNTING

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07MOSCOW667 2007-02-15 14:01 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0001
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0667 0461401
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 151401Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7491
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000667 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER 
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA 
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: WORLD HUNTING 
TECHNOLOGY LTD, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. 
D368100 
 
REFTEL: USDOC 06725 
 
 
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided 
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export 
Administration Act. 
 
2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine 
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, World 
Hunting Technology Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia. The 
company is listed on BIS license application D368100 
as the ultimate consignee of Accushots 30 mm tube 
side-wheel adjustable turret (SWAT) range estimating 
a.o. scope w/illuminated mil-dot reticle, multi 
emerald lens coating, lockable and resetable 
windage/elevation target knobs, flip-open lens cover 
and sun shade, 5th gen ts platforms 3-9X40 full size 
mil-dot scope with sapphire lens coating, zero 
lockable/zero resettable target knobs - flip-open lens 
cover, adjusted 100 yards, 4X32 full size sporting 
type scope complete with scope riQs. These items are 
controlled for foreign policy reasons under ECCN 
OA987. The licensee is Leapers, Inc., 32700 Capitol 
st., Livonia, MI 48150. 
 
3. On January 31, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald 
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the 
requested pre-license check at the offices of World 
Hunting Technology Ltd. (WHT), 61, Vyborgskaya Nab, 
St. Petersburg, Russia. The export control team met 
with Yury Alexeev, General Director. 
 
4. WHT was founded in 2001 with three employees as a 
wholesale distributor of hunting supplies.  The 
company now employs nine and specializes in imports of 
hunting and outdoors supplies from the United States 
and Europe for the Russian market.  WHT maintains 
exclusive distribution agreements with hunting 
equipment manufacturers such as Calis Optics 
(Austria), Fox (USA), Stearns Clothing (USA), Nielsen 
& Kellerman Weather Systems (USA).  The company has 
its offices and warehouse at a commercial office and 
retail complex in St. Petersburg. WHT has agreements 
with over 160 licensed firearms dealers located 
throughout Russia, and does not export. 
 
5. WHT has recently contracted with exporter Leapers 
to supply a variety of optics for use in hunting and 
target shooting.  A type of target shooting called 
"Field Target" has become very popular with Russian 
gun enthusiasts.  Field Targets are metal silhouettes 
that represent game animals, and allow hunters to 
simulate hunting conditions.  The majority of the 
order in reftel will be sold to two Field Target 
Clubs, located in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  The 
remainder of the scopes will be sold to firearms 
dealers for sale to hunters and sport shooters. 
 
6. The items in reftel will be stored in a locked 
warehouse at the company facilities until transferred 
to the retail distributor.  The facilities are guarded 
at all times, and are protected by a redundant 
electronic security system with remote notification to 
company officers.  Sales of firearms and related 
equipment are controlled by the GOR, and retailers are 
required to meet strict security regulations regarding 
storage and inventory control.  Sales for export are 
prohibited without proper permits from the GOR. 
 
7. Recommendations: Post recommends World Hunting 
Technology Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia, as reliable 
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is 
Qquested that post be notified of final disposition 
of the application, and of any shipments for this 
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS 
follow-up and statistical reporting. 
(FCS MOSCOW/ SBOZEK/DPEARCE) 
BURNS

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