Federal Register International Trade Alert for 22 July 2020

FR Alert - Covering:07/22/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2020, Commerce published the final results of the 2017-2018 antidumping duty administrative review of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico.\1\ In that notice, Commerce made a typographical error with respect to the spelling of the company name of Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V., a non- selected respondent in this review. Specifically, Commerce misspelled the company name as ``Talleres y Aceros de C.V'' in the margin rate table of the Final Results. The correct spelling of the company name is ``Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V.'' As a result, we hereby correct the Final Results. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Jindal SAW, Ltd. (JSL), the sole company for which a review was requested, made no shipments of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India during the period of review (POR) from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on OCTG from India.\1\ On September 30, 2019, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc., TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., Welded Tube USA, and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, the domestic interested parties) timely requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of JSL.\2\ We
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eleven entities to the Entity List. These eleven entities have been determined by the United States Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of the People's Republic of China (China). This rule also modifies or revises thirty-seven existing entries on the Entity List under the destination of China. DATES: This rule is effective July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Entity List (15 CFR, subchapter C, part 744, Supplement No. 4) identifies entities reasonably believed to be involved in, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in, activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Additionally, Commerce preliminarily determines that a company for which we initiated a review had no shipments during the period of review (POR). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or David Crespo, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4682 or (202) 482-3693, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Italy.\1\ This review covers seven producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, NLMK Verona SpA
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 44275-44276] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15835] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-43-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; HP International Trading B.V. (Puerto Rico Branch), LLC (Inkjet Ink and 3D Printing Fluids (Bulk and Cartridges) and Related Subassemblies), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico HP International Trading B.V. (Puerto Rico Branch), LLC (HP International), submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a Notification in Accordance with Procedures for Changes in Control (Notice) filed by Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP (DECP) in the above-referenced dockets on July 9, 2020. The Notice describes changes in DECP's ownership. The Notice was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). DATES: Protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention, as applicable, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, August 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@hq.doe.gov Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.): U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Nussdorf or Amy Sweeney, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34) Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document. DATES: These restrictions go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 22, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyce Modesto, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at 202-344-3788. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2020, DHS published notice of the Secretary's decision to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in that document.\1\ The document described the developing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that, given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary had determined that the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document. DATES: These restrictions go into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on July 22, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyce Modesto, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at 202-344-3788. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2020, DHS published notice of the Secretary's decision to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in that document.\1\ The document described the developing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that, given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary had determined that the
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons whose property and interests in property have been unblocked and have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for effective date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On July 17, 2020, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is proposing a regulation to determine when a national bank or Federal savings association (bank) makes a loan and is the ``true lender'' in the context of a partnership between a bank and a third party, such as a marketplace lender. Under this proposal, a bank makes a loan if, as of the date of origination, it is named as the lender in the loan agreement or funds the loan. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or email, if possible. Please use the title ``National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders'' to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal--Regulations.gov Classic or Regulations.gov Beta. Regulations.gov Classic: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/. Enter ``Docket ID OCC-2020-0026'' in the Search Box and click ``Search.'' Click on ``Comment Now'' to submit public comments. For help with submitting effective comments, please click on ``View Commenter's Checklist.'' Click on the ``Help'' tab on the Regulations.gov home page to get information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for submitting public comment
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more individuals and entities that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). OFAC has determined that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied to place the individuals and entities on the SDN List. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these individuals and entities are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac).
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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to amend its regulations governing payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans. Specifically, the Bureau is revoking provisions of those regulations that: Provide that it is an unfair and abusive practice for a lender to make a covered short-term or longer-term balloon-payment loan, including payday and vehicle title loans, without reasonably determining that consumers have the ability to repay those loans according to their terms; prescribe mandatory underwriting requirements for making the ability-to-repay determination; exempt certain loans from the mandatory underwriting requirements; and establish related definitions, reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance date requirements. The Bureau is making these amendments to the regulations based on its re- evaluation of the legal and evidentiary bases for these provisions. DATES: This rule is effective October 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Baressi, Lawrence Lee, or Adam Mayle, Senior Counsels, Office of Regulations, at 202-435-7700. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of the Rule
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET sheet) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI), July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 3, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from the Sultanate of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 17, 2020 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Hyper Ice, Inc. of Irvine, California. A supplement was filed on June 27, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain percussive massage devices by reason of infringement of certain claims [[Page 44323]] of U.S. Patent No. 10,561,574 (``the '574 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D855,822 (``the 'D822 patent''); and U.S. Design Patent No. D886,317 (``the 'D317 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matte
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Laptop Computers, DN 3474; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing- impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 44322] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15889] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-647 and 731-TA-1517-1520 (Preliminary)] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam DETERMINATIONS On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, provided for in subheadings 4011.10.10, 4011.10.50,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that 4th Tier Cigarettes from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Jesse Montoya, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade [[Page 44282]] Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3936 or (202) 482-8211, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on January 15,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET sheet) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI), July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination.'' DATES: Applicable July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Sliney, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 3, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in this investigation, and invited interested parties to comment on our findings.\1\ The petitioners in this investigation are Advanced Extrusion, Inc., Ex-Tech Plastics, Inc., and Multi-Plastics Extrusions, Inc. (collectively, the petitioners). The mandatory respondents subject to this investigation are the Jin Young Group \2\ and Plastech Col,
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture will convene virtual public hearings to hear firsthand from interested persons on trade distorting policies that may be causing harm to U.S. seasonal and perishable producers (namely, of fresh fruits and vegetables) and contributing to unfair pricing in the U.S. market, and to solicit feedback on how the Administration can better support these producers and redress any unfair harm. DATES: Virtual hearing dates August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST. August 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Submission deadlines July 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for submission of requests to provide virtual testimony during either hearing. August 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for submission of hearing statements and written comments. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021) in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at 202-395-9419, or Erin.H.Nicholson@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the HTSUS, the United States maintains a TRQ for imports of sugar- containing products. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the U.S. Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On July 9, 2020, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secreta
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