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  • EEPC India Northern Regional Office had organised an Interactive Session with Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India held on 26th February, 2019 in Ghaziabad. The dignitaries present on the dais (L - R) : Ms. Smita Singh, Regional Manager, UP SIDC; Mr. B. S. Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India; Mr. Pradeep Aggarwal, Deputy Regional Chairman (NR), EEPC India and Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, EEPC India
  • EEPC India Northern Regional Office had organised an Interactive Session with Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India held on 26th February, 2019 in Ghaziabad. The dignitaries present during photo session (L - R) : Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Northern Regional Director, EEPC India; Ms. Smita Singh, Regional Manager,UP SIDC; Mr. B. S. Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India; Mr. Pradeep Aggarwal, Deputy Regional Chairman (NR), EEPC India; Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, EEPC India and Mr. G. P. Malhotra, Sr. Assistant Director, EEPC India
  • Session on Industrial Waste Management held on 19th February, 2019 in Bengaluru. Exchange of Signed MoU between Mr. Adhip Mitra, Additional Executive Director & Secretary, EEPC India and Ms. P. Bineesha, Executive Director, IIWM ( International Institute of Waste Management)
  • Session on Industrial Waste Management held on 19th February, 2019 in Bengaluru. Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, Advisor, EEPC India Technology Centre presenting a key note to the participants at MoU signing event between EEPC India and IIWM
  • Mr. C H Nadiger, Regional Director (SR), EEPC India welcoming the participants at the half day Workshop on "Customs Process & Procedures for Exports & Imports" held on 1st March, 2019 in EEPC India (RO), Chennai
  • Mr. Venkataraman, Founder, Freight Club, Chennai making a presentation on Customs Process & Procedures at the half day Workshop on "Customs Process & Procedures for Exports & Imports" held on 1st March, 2019 in EEPC India (RO), Chennai

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 21 | ISSUE NO. 11 | MARCH 18, 2019

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Contents

From Chairman’s Pen

OVERSEAS SECTION

Global Business Opportunities

DOMESTIC SECTION

For information about
EEPC INDIA visit :
www.eepcindia.org

Highlights

Govt. Notifications/ Circulars

  • Public Notice No. 79/2015-20 - New Online facility for obtaining import license for ‘Restricted’ items from 18th March, 2019 (Para 2.50 of Handbook of Procedure, 2015-2020).
  • Trade Notice No. 49/2015-2020 - Online facility for obtaining import license for `Restricted` items from 18th March, 2019 (Para 2.50 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020)-regd.
  • Notification No. 23/2019-Customs (N.T.) - Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver- Reg.
  • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 23 - Trade Credit Policy – Revised framework.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

Our eighth IESS is just over and we are overwhelmed with the response from our exhibitors as well as our international delegates during the show. IESS is the signature show of EEPC India which is actually an endeavour of ours to promote `Brand India Engineering` in line with the initiative of Department of Commerce, Government of India to increase engineering exports by building global image of the quality and reliability of Indian Engineering Sector. This year, over 400 exhibitors, 500 delegates and around 10,000 visitors were present in the show to make it a great success like previous ones. In my view, this is the best IESS so far.

Meanwhile, we have one more reason to cheer. The Indian engineering exports witnessed growth for the second month in a row in February 2019 after conceding decline in the last two months of 2018. Engineering exports this time went up by 1.74 percent year-on-year despite a lot of external as well as domestic hindrances. The share of engineering in total merchandise exports was at around 24 percent and cumulative growth for the first eleven months of the ongoing fiscal was seen at 5.1 percent. We are optimistic to achieve the second consecutive years of all-time high engineering exports in this fiscal.

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Tunisia
(Source : Embassy of India, Tunis)

Status of ongoing major investments by Indian PSU’s / Pvt. Sector in Tunisia and proposed Indian investments in Tunisia

India Tunisia Joint Venture TIFERT worth US$450 million was launched in 2006 in Tunisia for manufacturing Phosphoric Acid. Its production started in 2013. Two Indian companies Coromandel Fertilizers Ltd and the Gujarat State Fertilizers Ltd (GSFC) have 30% shares in the project.

The phosphate industry in Tunisia, which was among the top five in the world in 2010, is facing a global recession, due to rising production, particularly in Morocco, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, as well as the decline in demand for phosphate fertilisers, particularly from India.

Also the Phosphate extraction, production and transport operations in Mdhilla, governorate of Gafsa, were halted due to protests following the announcement of results of a staffing competition. Demonstrations were staged in Mdhilla, Metlaoui, Redeyef and Om Laârayes. Eyewitnesses said protesters blocked the road to buses transporting Gafsa Phosphate Company (French: CPG) workers. CPG Director in Mdhilla Khaled Ouergui said phosphate extraction operations in Jellabia and Mzinda had been brought to a standstill, along with processing in Mdhilla facilities. The transport of raw and commercial phosphate is also suspended. The Tunisian Indian Fertilizers JV, TIFFERT   manages to keep the plant running inspite of disruption in the supply due to social unrest as the company has reserve stock; however disruption in the supply has been a cause of concern.

The Indian ship MT Tiger Harmony carrying Phospheric Acid cargo for Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals (GSFC) that was stranded in Tunisian waters after running aground near TIFERT plant in Skhira port for about four weeks finally sailed after considerable efforts from Tunisian maritime authorities. Environmental activists were critical of TIFERT for polluting seawater and several adverse news articles were published in local media.

Analysis of Investment opportunities in Tunisia

Tunisian Government provides many incentives to promote foreign investment in Tunisia.  About 3353 foreign companies operate in Tunisia in diverse sectors. The Government has primarily encouraged export-oriented FDI in key industrial sectors, such as call centers, electronics, aerospace and aeronautics, automotive parts, and textile/apparel manufacturing. Foreign participation is allowed in the privatization program of state-owned or state-controlled enterprises. This has attracted a significant share of Tunisia’s FDI in recent years. The privatization programme has taken place mainly in telecommunications, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and fuel distribution. 

TENDER INFORMATION

Georgia Georgia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2284)
Project              

Urban Services Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 5
Loan No. : 3291/3292-GEO
Financing from ADB              

DB Ref. No.  ADB194-03/19 
Issued by 

United Water Supply Company of Georgia
76b, Vazha Pshavela Avenue
Floor/Room No. : 6th Floor
0186 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel. : (995 32) 291 90 60
E-mail : i.mazanishvili@water.gov.ge;
g.matiashvili@water.gov.ge;
n.abuladze@water.gov.ge 

Bid No.  UWSCG-ICB-MES-03-2019 
For  Design, Supply, and Installation of Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Mestia (Georgia). 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of :
- GEL 250 (or 100 US$) for receiving it via pick up at the UWSCG office between 10:00 to 17:00 hours, or 500 Georgian Lari; or
- US$ 200 for receiving the bidding documents by courier. No liability will be accepted for the loss or late delivery.

Payment can be made either by cash or electronic transfer to the following account :
United Water Supply Company of Georgia LLC
JSC Liberty Bank, Central Branch SWIFT CODE : LBRTGE22
GE67LB0113123325230095 GEL
GE40LB0113123325230096 US$ 

Bid deadline  23.04.2019 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2547)
Tender No.                 1209/2019              
Tender for  Pump spares 
Tender details  Supply of 55 items of supplementary pump spare parts. 
Bid bond  $ 600 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated cost is $ 20,000 
Closing date  09.04.2019 
Issued by 

Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2548)
Tender No.               1234/2019            
Tender for  Pipes and fittings 
Tender details  Supply of pipes and fittings. 
Bid bond  $ 1,200 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated cost is $ 40,000 
Closing date  09.04.2019 
Issued by  Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com
 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2549)
Tender No.               290/2016/E (1084)               
Tender for  Heat exchanger and air cooler tubes 
Tender details  Supply of seamless tubes for heat exchanger and air coolers. 
Bid bond  $ 14,000 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 700,000 
Closing date  10.04.2019 
Issued by 

South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77
Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website : www.src.gov.iq 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2550)
Tender No.               489/2019/E (101)               
Tender for  Heat exchanger tubes 
Tender details  Supply of seamless tubes for heat exchangers. 
Bid bond  $ 25,760 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 1.288m 
Closing date  10.04.2019 
Issued by  South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77
Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website : www.src.gov.iq 
 
Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2551)
Tender No.              ME/21/2018/2019           
Tender for  Training equipment 
Tender details  Supply, installation, operation and maintenance (O&M) of training tools and equipment for
students at technical guidance for scientific studies. 
Cost of tender documents  KD 75 
Closing date  09.04.2019 
Issued by 

Central Tenders Committee
Health Ministry
P. O. Box 1070
Safat 13011, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 2401200
Fax: (965) 2416574
E-mail: info@ctc.gov.kw
Website :http://www.ctc.gov.kw;
http://www.capt.gov.kw 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2552)
Tender No.               MEW/34/2017/2018               
Tender for  Power cable works 
Tender details  Repair of low-tension ground cables and extension and welding of low-tension cables for
new consumers in the Capital governorate. 
Bid bond  KD 45,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 1,000 
Closing date  16.04.2019 
Issued by

Central Tenders Committee
Electricity & Water Ministry
P. O. Box 1070
Safat 13011, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 2401200
Fax: (965) 2416574
E-mail: info@ctc.gov.kw
Website :http://www.ctc.gov.kw;
http://www.capt.gov.kw

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2553)
Tender No.               RFX-2051900022             
Tender for  Distribution transformers 
Tender details  Supply of cast resin distribution transformers. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 5,250 
Closing date  09.04.2019 
Issued by 

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
Office of the Contracts Manager
Zabeel East, P. O. Box 564
Dubai, UAE
Tel. : (9714) 3244444
Fax: (9714) 3248111
E-mail: contracts@dewa.gov.ae
Website :www.dewa.gov.ae;
https://srm.dewa.gov.ae 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2554)
Tender No.              RFX-2421900032              
Tender for  Substation gate monitoring systems 
Tender details  Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of gate monitoring systems at
various transmission substations. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 1,050 
Closing date  08.04.2019 
Issued by 

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
Office of the Contracts Manager
Zabeel East, P. O. Box 564
Dubai, UAE
Tel. : (9714) 3244444
Fax: (9714) 3248111
E-mail: contracts@dewa.gov.ae
Website :www.dewa.gov.ae;
https://srm.dewa.gov.ae 

Source  MEED.com website 

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 15 March, 2019

Trade Notice No. 49/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Trade Notice No. 49/2015-2020, dated 15th March, 2019 regarding Online facility for obtaining import license for `Restricted` items from 18th March, 2019 (Para 2.50 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020). The above Trade Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190318110859.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 15 March, 2019

Public Notice No. 79/2015-20



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Public Notice No. 79/2015-20 dated 15th March, 2019 regarding New Online facility for obtaining import license for ‘Restricted’ items from 18th March, 2019 (Para 2.50 of Handbook of Procedure, 2015-2020). The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190318110757.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 15 March, 2019

Notification No. 23/2019-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 23/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 15th March, 2019 regarding Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190318110944.pdf) for information of our Members.

EXPORT FINANCE

Dated 13 March, 2019

RBI/2018-19/140
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 23




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 23, dated 13th March, 2019 regarding Trade Credit Policy – Revised framework. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190318111036.PDF) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (March 16, 2019)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace
Round quality (21x25) 34,000
Structural quality (28x30) 34,000
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 34,400
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 34,400
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 34,400
100x100 mm MS 34,400
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 34,400
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 35,000
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 34,000
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 34,000
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 34,100
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 34,100
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 34,100
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 34,000
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 34,000
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 34,100

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 28,500
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 28,300
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 28,600
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 29,000
Cut Tyre (Big) 34,300
Cut Tyre (Small) 29,300
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  29,650
Old Scrap (Godown) 25,550
Turning 24,950
Tin Tapper 26,550
Sponge Iron 25,950
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 33,300
Steel Grade 32,000
C.I. Turning 18,700
Degi Scrap 26,700
Deg Casting 36,500
Ingot Moulds (Old) 27,000
Ingot Moulds (New) 37,100
Cut Ingot Moulds 24,600
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (March 16, 2019)
(Inclusive of GST)
       (Rate per Qntl.)       

M. S. Rounds 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4510 4490 4500 4520 4490 4490 4680 4840
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4520 4490 4490 4680 4690

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4500

Heavy Rounds 28 to 53 mm 63 to 100 mm 110 to 125 mm 140 to 150 mm 165 mm 180 mm 200 mm
Mild    4640 4690  4690     4690 4690 4720 4760
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4740
4740
4710
4770
4770
4780
4730
4700
M. S. Angles 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm 110 mm 150 mm 200  mm
3 mm 4560 4540 4650 4640 4740 4730 - - - - -
5 mm 4600 4590 4640 4740 4730 4740
4740 - - -
6 mm 4580 4580 4640 4640 4730 4730 4740 - - -
8 mm - - 4610 4610 4730 4710 4710 - - -
10 mm - - 4610 4610 4730 4710 4780 4780 - -
12 mm - - 4610 4610 4730 4710 4780 - 4810

-

16 mm - - 4610 4610 4730 4710 4780 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4440 4440 4440 4480 4590 4490 - -
5 mm 4440 4440 4440 4440 4590 4680 4680 4680
6 mm 4440 4430 4440 4440 4590 4680 4680 4680
8 mm 4320 4440 4540 4640 4650 4650
10 mm - - 4320 4440 4540 4640 4650 4650
12/25 mm - - 4320 4440 4540 4640 4650 4670
18/19 Gauge 4400 4380 4430 4440
4540 4640 4650 4670

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), March 16, 2019]

EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN AND OFFICIATING AS REGIONAL CHAIRMAN (SR) VICE CHAIRMAN

Ravi Sehgal 
Tel.: 91-33-2287-2256/8229/2290 
Fax : 91-33-2287-9938
E-mail : ravisehgal5@gmail.com

 

 

Mahesh K Desai
Tel.: 91-40-27617098/5131 (O)
91-40-27765793 (R)
Fax : 91-40-27614376
E-mail : desai.mahesh64@gmail.com
              hyd1_meera@bsnl.in

 

Arun Kumar Garodia
Tel.: 91-33-40052700
Fax : 91-33-40052800
E-mail : corona@coronaind.com
              arun@coronaind.com

 

REGIONAL CHAIRMEN / CHAIRPERSON

EASTERN REGION

B. D. Agarwal
Tel. : 91-33-22487249
Fax : 91-33-22481879
E-mail : bdacec@gmail.com

NORTHERN REGION
Kamna Raj Aggarwalla
Tel.: 91-181-2642001/02/03/04
Fax : 91-181-2642005
E-mail :         kamna.aggarwalla@gmail.com                          
SOUTHERN REGION

WESTERN REGION

Krishanlal Dhingra
Telefax : 91-22-2651-0038/2655-6955
E-mail : kldhingra@gmail.com

EEPC INDIA OFFICES

H.O. (Cell) REGISTERED & HEAD OFFICE

Suranjan Gupta 
Executive Director
EEPC INDIA
Vandhna (4th Floor)
11 Tolstoy Marg 
New Delhi 110 001
Tel.: 91-11-23353353, 23711124/25
Fax : 91-11-23310920
E-mail : eepcto@eepcindia.net
URL : www.eepcindia.org

Adhip Mitra
Addl. Executive Director & Secretary
EEPC INDIA
Vanijya Bhavan (1st Floor)
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1 Wood Street, Kolkata 700 016
Tel.: 91-33-22890651/52/53
Fax : 91-33-22890654
E-mail : eepcho@eepcindia.net
URL : www.eepcindia.org

REGIONAL OFFICES

EASTERN REGION
Anima Pandey
Regional Director & Director (Membership)
EEPC INDIA
Vanijya Bhavan (2nd Floor)
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1, Wood Street
Kolkata 700 016
Tel.: 91-33-22890673/74
Fax : 91-33-22890687
E-mail : eepcrokol@eepcindia.net
NORTHERN REGION
Rakesh Suraj
Regional Director
EEPC INDIA
Flat No.10
P, Q, N, 10th Floor
DCM Building
16 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel.: 91-11-23314171/74
Fax : 91-11-23317795
E-mail : eepcrodel@eepcindia.net
SOUTHERN REGION
C. H. Nadiger
Regional Director
EEPC INDIA
Greams Dugar (3rd Floor)
149 Greams Road
Chennai 600 006
Tel.: 91-44-28295501, 28295502
Fax : 91-44-28290495
E-mail : eepcrochen@eepcindia.net
WESTERN REGION
Rajat Srivastava
Regional Director & Director (Marketing & Sales)
EEPC INDIA
B-202 & 220, Aurus Chambers
Annex "B", 2nd Floor Behind Mahindra Tower
S.S. Amrutwar Marg
Worli, Mumbai 400 013
Tel.: 91-22-4212 5555
Fax : 91-22-2495 5486
E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE

AHMEDABAD
Sudhakaran C. K. Nair
Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
TF-313/A(3rd Floor)
ATMA House, Ashram Road
Ahmedabad 380 009
Tel.: 91-79-26588720
E-mail : eepcsroahd@eepcindia.net
BANGALORE
J. V. Raja Gopal Rao
Sr. Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
Embassy Square, 103, First Floor
No.148, Infantry Road
Bengaluru - 560 001
Tel.: 91-80-22261396/22268669
Fax : 91-80-22266914
E-mail : eepcsroblr@eepcindia.net
HYDERABAD
V. C. Ravish
Sr. Executive Officer
EEPC INDIA
`Soham Mansion` (1st Floor)
No. 5-4-187/3 & 4/4, M.G Road
Secunderabad 500 003
Tel.: 91-40-27536704
Fax : 91-40-27536705
E-mail : eepcsrohyd@eepcindia.net
JALANDHAR
Opinder Singh
Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
Plot Comm. 1, Focal Point
Jalandhar 144 012
Tel.: 91-181-2602264
Fax : 91-181-2601124
E-mail : eepcsrojld@eepcindia.net

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