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GERMANY,

^'"iSl**^ See pp. 119-20.



GERMANY-WURTEMBURO.

H.M. Consul at Stuttgart (Mr. H. Harriss-Ghustrell) reports that the

Wtirttemburg Drtlckerei d^r Yerkehrsanstalten

Paper. (Printing Office of the Wtirttemburg Post Office

and Telegraphs) invites tenders for the supply

of paper from 1st April, 1908, to 31st March, 1918, the amount

required annually comprising about 20,000 reams of writing and

printing paper in 58 sorts, 1,000 reams of cardboard paper in 16

sorts, 1,400 reams of packing paper in seven sorts, 800 reams of

copying paper in two sorts and 30 reams of Papyrolin. (The reams

are of 1,000 sheets each.) Tenders will be received until 10 a.m.

on the 11th November at the Drtickerei der Verkehrsanstalt,

Friedrich Strasse 34, Stuttgart.

A copy of the conditions and specification and samples of the
paper now in use may be inspected by British manufacturers at the
Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basing-
hall Street, London, E.G.



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Oct 17, 1907.] THB BOAKD OF TEABB 70I7XNAL. 107

Openings far BriHsh Trade,

BELGIUM.

The " Monitenr Beige " of 7th/8th October announces that tenders

-. . are invited by the Belirian Ministry of War for

^^^?^ the following works :-

Mi^^iary j^ Works connected with the construction of

™ a gasometer with ferro-concrete base on the

" terr^-plein " behind the Saint Laurent barracks at Lidge, at the

estimated cost of 20,631 francs (about 825Z.)*
2. Works for the construction of a gjrmnasium at the Military

College at Alost, at the estimated cost of 27,228 francs (about

1,0891.)-

A deposit of 2,000 francs is required to qualify any tender for
No. 1, and of 2,780 francs for No. 2. Tenders must be sent by
registered letter for No. 1 to **Le Commandant du Q6nie k Lidge,
Rue Lairesse No. 35, Lidge,'* and for No. 2 to ** Le Commandant
du G6nie k Termonde, Boute de Bruxelles No. 27, Termonde," not
later than 26th October. Further particulars may be obtained
from the *' Commandants " at their offices at the addresses given
above.

The " Moniteur Beige '* of 10th . October announces that the

"Soci6t^ 66n6rale de Chemins de fer 6oono-

Tramway Plant, miques " have been authorised to extend their

tramway system fix)m the Rue Picard to the

new " Hotel Communal " of Laeken in one direction, and to the new

Brussels hospital at Jette-Saint-Pierre in the other.

The " Moniteur des Int^rSts Mat^riels " of 13th October announces

•D -ij- -. that tenders are invited for the construction of

Budding buildings and for laying down lines inside the

nJH^^^ d®P^*^ at LeJ^® at the estimated cost of 32,278 fr.

construction. ^^^^^ 1,286Z.). Tenders should be sent in to

" La Soci^te Nationale des chemins de fer vicinaux," 14 rue de la

Science, Brussels, before 5th November. A deposit of 3,200 fr.

(about 1282.) must accompany any tender.



FRANCE.

The French "Journal Officiel" of 12th October announces that

tenders are invited for supplying the navy

Poplar Wood. with poplar wood, at the estimated cost of

^ 32,400 francs (about 1,296Z.). A deposit of

1;460 francs (about 582Z.) is required to qualify any tender. The

adjudication will be held at Ruelle on 30th October. For further

information, application should be made to the ** Sous-directeur de

la Marine/* Ruelle, or to the ** Minist^re de la Marine," Paris.



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108 THE BOABD OF TRADE JOURNAL. [Oct 17, WK>7.

Openings for British Trade.

TfttMC^-— (continued.

The *'Monitear des Int^r^ts Mat^riels " (Brussels) of 11th October
All a o4^ announces that tenders are invited for the supply.
cm, soap. String, .^ gj^ j^^^ ^f ^^^ j^ qqq j^^^^ ^f mineral oil

for cylinders, (2) 4,000 kilogs. of colza oil (clari-
fied) for greasing, (3) 5,000 kilogs. of white soap, (4) 500 kilogs.
of gum lac, (5) 2,000 kilogs. of string 1 mm. thick, (6) 1,000 kilogs.
of string 1*5 mm. thick. Tenders must be sent to the '^ Mairie de
Bennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) " not later than 21st October.

FRANCE-ALGERIA.

The " Bulletin de I'Office du Gouvemement Gi§n6ral de TAlg^rie"
- ^ ^ of 1st October announces that an adjudication
PhmrohfifcL of ^^' ^ ^^^^ ^^^ *^® working of certain beds of
L^^^BMMMita. phosphate of lime situated in " les terrains
■^^ communaux et arch du Djetel-Dyr-Nord, com-

mune mixte de Morsott, arrondissement de Constantine.'' Local
representation is necessary. A deposit of 100,000 frs. (about
4,000Z.) is required to qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in
not later than 16th November to the offices of " L'Ing6i^ieur-en-
Chef des Mines " at Algiers, or to the *' Prefecture de Constantine.''
Further particulars may be obtained at the ** Office de TAlg^rie,
5, Gal6rie d'Orle&ns, Palais Boyal, Paris.

The " Bulletin '' may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence
Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basiag^iall Street, London, E.G.

PORTUGAL.

The '* Diario do Govemo " of 8th October announces that applica-
tions have been received by the '^Direo^ao
Kiiiiiig Plant Geral de Obras Publicas e Minas" for con-
cessions (1) For exploiting the mineral
medicinal water springs of Ponte Bomana, at Bomes, '' Concelho "
of Villa Pouca de Aguiar, and (2) For exploiting the mines of
copper and other minerals at Herdade da Zambujeira, S. Brds
dos Matos, Concelho do Alandroal.



SPAIN.

The Acting British Consul at Bilbao (Mr. J. Lines) has received
g^ an application from an engineer in that town

Bquai^ ^j^ wishes to communicate with British manu-

^SJ ^*'^" °f «'!»»'« galvanized iron tubgs. He

states that his consumption would be consider-
able. He already has quotations from French makers, but believes
he can get better quality &x)m Great Britain. His principal
requirements would be tubes of the following dimensions, viz..



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Oct. 17» 1907.] THE BOAKD OF TKABB J0I7BNAL. 109

Openings for British Trade.

SPAI N— ^''^^MfMfi.

(1) 70 mm. ride, 8*75 mm. thickness of metal, and 6 metres in
length ; (2) 85 mm. side, 2*75 mm. thickness of metal and
13*25 metres in length, — both sizes to have a breaking strength of
40 kilogs. per mm. square. He prefers iron to steel, but would
consider quotations in the latter metal.

Communications from British firms with refer^ice to this enquiry
should be addressed to H.M. Consul at Klbao.

The " Gaceta de Madrid " of 4th October contains a notice inviting

lAvMh tenders for works connected with the construc-

JJ^^^^ ^ tion of a lighthouse at Machichaco in the

umBtmc on. province of Vizcaya, at the estimated cost of

252,344 pesetas (about 8,980Z.). Local representation is necessary.

A deposit of 10 per cent, of the estimated cost is required to

Qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in to the '' Direcci6n de
^bras Publicas," Madrid, not later than the 31st October.

The ** Gaceta " of 6th October contains a notice to the effect that
«-, , . -^ a petition has been made to the " Direcci6n

™^?™y^y General de Obras Pliblicas " by Don Domingo
CoBstmction. jjlizondo for the com^ion for the constructi^
of an electric tramway, ^m the Northern railway station at
"Pamplona" to " Sangttesa." The "pirecci6n'' invite other
tenders for the same work to be sent in during the period of
one month from the date of publication of the above ** Gaceta.**

With reference to the notice which appeared on p. 7 of the '* Board
of Trade Journal of 4th July, the " Gaceta de
Steam Rollers. Madrid " of 8th October states that the conces-
sion for the supply of the four steam rollers for
use in tlie towns of Alicante, Burgos, Cadiz and Tarragona, and a
fifth for use in Salamanca, has been granted to Don Jos6 Vails.

The same '' Gaceta " (8th October) contains a notice to the effect
that a concession has been granted to the

Tramway Plant. ** Coinpafiia de Tranvlas de la Conina " for the
construction of a horse tramway in Corunna from

the cross road ** de la Primavera** to the ** Monelos " bridge.

The ^'Gaceta" of 10th October announces that tenders are

— ^, invited for the construction of the first and

p .. second sections of the carriage road from Ventas

^*''" ^^' de Nar6n to Folgoso, in the province of Lugo,

at the estimated cost of 124,999 pesetas (about 4,448/.). A

deposit of 6,300 pesetas (about 224Z.) is required to qualify any

tender.

The •* Gaceta *' of 1 1th October states that tenders are invited for
the construction of the second and third sections of the carriage road



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1 10 THB BOAKD GW ntABB 70TTBNAL. [Oct. 17, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.

SPAI N - eotUinued,

from Bejar to Barco de Avila, in the province of Avila, at the esti-
mated cost of 91,926 pesetas (about 3,271Z.)* A deposit of 4,600
pesetas (about 1642.) is required to qualify any tender.

Local i%presentation is neoessary in the case of each of the above
contracts. Tenders for either must be sent in not later than
11th November to the Direcci6n (General de Obras Pfiblicas,
Madrid.

The " Oacetas " containing further particular may be seen at
the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade,
73, Basinghall Street, E.G.



ITALY.

The British Yice-Consul at Spezia (Mr. E. M. de Garston) reports
•D -wh •!«♦« ^^^^ ^ public competition will be held simul-

KUDDer Fittings taneously at the Boyal Arsenals (Contract
-p "k^^f^ n. *wi Offices) of Spezia and Naples, and at the
KuDDer oooas. ;^finistry of Marine at Eome, at 11 a.m. on the
26th October, when sealed tenders will be received for a contract
for the supply to the Italian Navy of rubber fittings and rubber
goods for the estimated value of 185,200 lire (about 7,408Z.).
Tenders may be for one or more of three lots, valued at 82,000 lire,
53,000 lire, and 50,200 lire respectively. Deposits equal to 10 per
ceAt. of the value of each lot tendered for wiH be required to
qualify tenders.

The special conditions of contract may be seen at the Ministry
of Marine, Rome 5 at the Directorates General of the Roysi
Arsenals ; at the Technical Offices of the Navy at Genoa ; and at
the principal Chambers of Commerce in Italy.

Each tender should be made out on Government stamped paper
of 1 lira. Local representation is necessary.

The expenses of registration, printing and stamp duty are
payable by the successful tenderer.

The Italifm '* (jku&zetta Ufficiale " of 7th October announces that

tenders are invited for works connected with the

Water Pipes. conveyance of drinking water from the Saraceno

Spring in the district of San Fele to the town

of Ruvo del Monte, at uie estimated cost of 50,800 lire (about

2,032Z.). A deposit of 2,500 lire (about lOOZ.) is required to

qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in on stamped paper of

tine value of one lira to the ** Commissario Civile " of Basilicata^

Potenza, not later than 26th October.



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Oct. 17, 1907. J THB BOASD OV ntABB 70TTBNAL. Ill

Openings for BrUish Trade.

The ''Gazzetta" of 8th October contains a notice to the effect

• Barri *^*^ tenders are invited for the constmc-

-^^^ ' tion of iroa barriers at Naples in connexion

with the new boundary circle for purposes of

octroi. One large gate is to be erected on the Via Arenaccia at

Sant' Anna, and nine smaller ones at other entrances to the town.

The estimated cost is 435,400 lire (about 17,4162.). A deposit of

25,000 lire (1,000Z.) is required to qualify any tender. Tenders

must be sent in on stamped paper of the vaJue of 1*20 lire, to

the " Intendenza di finanza della rrovincia di Napoli,'* Naples. The

adjudication will take place on the 80th October; the date to

which tenders will be received is not yet fixed.

The "Gazzetta" of 10th October announces that tenders are

j^. , invited for works in connexion with (1) the

RMLd^n^^ construction of a sewer, with the necessary

* alterations to the roads crossed by it, and the

construction of cesspools for the drainage of Bagheria, at the

estimated cost of 112,645 lire (about 4,4972.) ; and (2) the

construction of the road in continuation of the '* Corso Butera " to

the "Mare d'Aspra," at the estimated cost of 47,892 lire

(about 1,9122.).

Local representation is necessary. A deposit of 10 per cent, of
the estimated cost is required to qualify any tender. Tenders
must be sent in to II Signer Sindaco, Bagheria, not later than
30th October.

The "Gazzetta^^ of 11th October announces that tenders are

Oftfl H liti invited for the illumination by gas for a period

"ir f • 1 ^ ^^ twenty years of the town of Caltanissetta, at

AEienaiB. ^^^ estimated cost of 40,000 lire (about 1,597(.).

Ix>cal representation is necessary. A deposit of 10,000 lire (about

400Z.) is required to qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent

in to II Signer Sindaco, Caltanissetta, not later than 24th October.

The same ^* Gazzetta " announces that tenders are invited for thd

conveyance of drinking water from the Vene

Water Pipes. Spring to San Pier Niceto, and its distribution

in the town, at the estimated cost of 137,600

lire (about 5,4932.). A deposit of 6,000 lire (about 2402.) is

required to qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in to

H Signer Sindaco, San Pier Niceto, not later than 27th October.

The same '^ Grazzetta " also announces that tenders are invited for
the supply of larch pinewood, to be delivered at

Larch Pfnawood. the Royal Arsenals of Spezia and Taranto, at

the estimated cost of 61,875 lire (about 2,4702.).

A deporit of 6,190 lire (about 2472.) is required to qualify any



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11 2 THE BOABD OF TBADS JOXTBITAfi. [Oct 17, 1W7*

Openings fot BrUish Trad4.

ITAluY-^oontifmed.

tender. Tenders must be sent in on stamped paper of the valne of
1 lira not later than 3rd November to the Direzione generale dei
"RJR. Arsenali di Spezia e Taranto.

The '' Gazzettas " containing farther particulars may be seen at
the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
Basinghall Street, London, E.G.

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.

The " Reichsgesetzblatt " of 3rd October contains a copy of a

Decree granting a concession to the " Gemeinde

Bailway Plant Wien St^tische Strassenbahnen " for the

construction and working of the following new

railways of the local normal gauge: — 1. Prom a point in the

Gemeindebezirke Xn. (Vienna), vld "Perchtoldsdorf" to MGdling,

with branch line to Wolfrathplatze and to Wiener Verforgung-

sheim ; 2. From a point in the Gemeindebezirke II. to Stammers-

dorf with a branch line to Gross-Enzersdorf.

The " Lieferungswesen " of 10th October states that tenders are

invited for the construction of a roof at the

Booflng. Station of Str6ze. For plans, requisites, &c,

application should be made at the ''Abteilung

far Bahnerhaltung"' of the " K.K. Staatsbahndirektion Krakan.**

Tenders must be sent in before the 25th October.



BULGARIA.

The British Vice-Consul at Sofia (Mr. G. O'B. Toulmin) reports

that according to a notice in the '* Courrier de

Water Meters. Sophia " of 6th October, the municipality of

that city are inviting tenders for the supply of

1,735 water meters (comptmi/rs d'eau). Tenders will be received up

to 11 a.m. on 7th November. A deposit of 1,000 fr. (40Z.) will b^

required to qualify each tender.

A copy of the specification may be inspected by British firms at

the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,

Basinghall Street, London, E.G.

SIAM.

The Acting British Consul at Bangkok (Mr. J. Crosby) reports

g, I , that the imports of cycles and motors at that

Vycies aatt ^^^^ ^^^^^ suddenly sprang from 1,023Z. in 1904

Motor cars. ^^ 22,127i. in 1905, show a further slight

sterling increase in 190G, the value of such imports in the latter

year amounting to 22,699Z. The high figures are mainly due to

the importation of private motor cars, an exceptionally lari

number of which are now to be seen on the roads of Bangko.



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Oct. 17, 1907.] THS BOASD OF TBABB JOtJSNAL. 1 ] $

Openingi for Briiish Trade.

SI A H — continued.

Though the bulk of cars imported in 1906 came from the United
Kingdom, this fact is to be explained by the placing of orders with
British agencies rather than by an extensive import of British-
made cars. Cars of British make are in evidence, but the majority
of automobiles introduced are of Continental manufacture.

Mr. Crosby again draws attention to the &vourable opening which

Karine and ®^te for the introduction into Bangkok and

Riyer Motors ^^^ surrounding country of marine and river

motors. A number of river motors, recently

imported, are now being profitably employed in ferry service on

the Menam Biver.

EXHIBITIOK.
ITALY.

The Board of Trade have been notified by the Italian Consulate-
Fruit BxMbition General in London that an exhibition of fruit
at BoreoMiia. ^^ excellent quality and in good condition for
iforgoMna. keeping vrill be held at Birgosesia, Novara,
Italy, for a fortnight from the 20th October. It is pointed out
that this will be a favourable occasion for large fruit importers to
buy at very low prices, the harvest having been plentiful.



BRITISH TRADE ABROAD.

Chiiia. — ^The Acting Commercial Attache to H.M. Legation at
Peking (Sir Alexander Hosie) writes^ — " I would strongly advise
manufiE^sturers and merchants in the United Kingdom as well as
in China to secure copies of the * Analysis of the Foreign
Trade of China/ which was published by the Statistical
Department of the Imperial Maritime Customs for the first
time in 1905. The second and enlarged issue for 1906 is
now in the press.* From this anyone interested in the trade of
China will learn the quantities and values of the principal foreign
imports into China, the individual countries whence they come,
and the ports through which they are distributed for consumption ;
while, in the case of exports, he will ascertain at a glance not
merely the quantities and values of individual exports to foreign
countries and the countries to which they are consigned, but he
will also know the total movement of any particular export at every
port in China, whether that export is intended for foreign or home
consumption ; in other words, he will be able to discover whether
the native produce in which he is interested is procurable in any
large quantity and in what quantity ....

. * The agents for the sale of the Chinese customs publications in London are
Messrs. P. t). King & Sons, 2 and 4, Great Smith Street, Westminstsr, 8.W.



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114 THE BOAAD OF TRADE JOXntNAL. [Oct. 17, 1907.



Btituh Trade Abroad.



" It is proposed to hold in 1909 an International Exhibition in
Shanghai, the industrial centre and commercial metropolis of
China . . . Such an exhibition, if properly carried out, should
go a long way to increase and develop the foreign trade of a
country which is clamouring not only for foreign goods but also
for machinery to start as well as to expand many and varied
industrial undertakings.

''At present China is in need of manufacturing plant of all
kinds, and she wants to buy, but the Chinese have only the vaguest
idea of what is actually required for factories and the cost, and they
have to be taught. What would facilitate business more than any-
thing else would be for manufacturers in the United Kingdom to
combine and send out expert agents prepared to teach what is
needed. . . . A few houses in Germany are represented in Shanghai
by expert agents. There are, it is true, quite a number of firms in
Shanghai holding the agencies of British manufacturers, but far
more than this is required. An instance will suffice to illustrate
my meaning. At one of the largest ports in China a British
fii-m held the agency of a British manufacturer. Small orders
were received through this agent from time to time, while a German
at the same port was transmitting to the same manufacturer orders
for tens of thousands of pounds and, ignorant that the manufac-
turer was already represented, offered his services as agent: Firms
in China have many diverse interests to attend to, and they are
unable to push the manu&cturers' business as it might be done by
means of special expert representatives. Such experts, too, can
quote more favourable terms than general agents in the United
Kingdom and considerable saving is effected.



CENSUS OF PRODUCTION.

A meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Engineering
Trades was held on the 10th October, at the Offices of the Board
of Trade. There were present : — Mr. A. Wilson Fox, C.B. (in the
chair), Mr. Alex. Siemens, Sir R. Giffen, K.C.B., The Hon. S. P.
Bouverie, Mr. A. Bomemann, Mr. John Dodd, Mr. W. CoUingwood,
Mr. T. F. Woodfine, Prof. S. J. Chapman, and Mr. H. W. Macrosty.

A meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Clothing Trades
was held at the offices of the Board of Trade on the 14th October,
Those present were : — ^Mr. A. Wilson Fox, C.B. (in the Chair),
Mr. T. Davies, M.P., Capt. A. S. Cleaver, Prof. S. J. Chapman,
Mr. Sidney Webb, Mr. J. Allen, Mr. Henry Barran, Mr. C. Corelli,
Mr. William Gerrard, Mr. Edwin Jones, Mr. Martin de Selincourt,
and Mr. H. W. Macrosty.

A meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Printing Trade
was held on the 15th October at the offices of the Board of Trade.
Those present were i—Mr. A. Wilson Fox, C.B. (in the Chair), Mr.
C. R. Harrison, Mr. J. E. T. Allen, Mr. A. R. Byles, Mr. H. Cooke,
Mr. Sidney Webb and Mr. H. W. Macrosty.

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Oct 17, 1907.] THE BOASD OF TRADE JOTTENAL. 1 15

PATENTS AND DESIGNS ACT, 1907.

The attention of manufacturers and traders is specially called to
the following summary of certain of the provisions of the above
Act.

Eevocation of patents worked wholly or mainly abroad.

Section 27 of the Act provides that at any time not less than
four years after the date of a patent, and not less than one year
&om the passing of the Act (i.e., from the 28th of August last),
any person may apply to the Comptroller for the revocation of the
patent on the ground that the patented article or process is manu-
fieictured or carried on exclusively or mainly outside the United
Kingdom.

It after enquiry the Comptroller is satisfied that the allegations
contained in any such application are correct, he may, subject to
an appeal to the Court, revoke the patent, unless the patentee
proves that the patented article or process is manufactured or
carried on to an adequate extent in the United Kingdom, or gives
satisfactory reasons why it is not.

A year's grace dating from the 28th of August last has been
given by this Section in the Act. This interval has been allowed
in the hope that the patentees, unless prevented by satisfactory
reasons, will at once take the necessary steps to work their patents
to an adequate extent in the United Kingdom. In the event of
their failing to do so, they will run the ride of losing their
monopolies, not only by means of the legislative machinery provided
by Section 27, but also by the operation of Section 25 (2), which
has authorised the Law Courts to take cognisance of their default,
and has provided that every ground on which a patent may be
revoked under the Act by the Comptroller shall also be available
by way of defence to an action for infringement, and shall also be
a ground of revocation under that Section.

Cancellation of copyright in registered designs used in manufEicture
wholly or mainly abroad.

Provisions similar to those contained in Section 27 of the Act
are to be found in Section 58 with reference to the cancellation of
registrations of designs used in manufitcture wholly or mainly
abroad. A year's grace has not been allowed by this Section,
which will come into force on the 1st of January next, nor is there
any appeal against the decisions of the Comptroller under it. The
grounds for cancellation of the registration of a design under this
Section are made available by way of defence to an action for
infringement of the copyright in the design.

Compulsory Licences and Eevocation.

Another amendment of the law relating to obstructive patents
will be found in Section 24, which provides that petitions to the
Board of Trade for the grant of compulsory licences or in the
alternative for the revocation of patents on the ground that the
reasonable requirements of the public with respect to a patented
invention have not been satisfied shall, if the Board of Trade are



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1 16 THE BOABD OF TEABE JOITKNAL. [Oct. 17, 1907.

Patents amd Designs Act, 1907.

satisfied that a primd fade case is made out, be referred to the



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