Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 9736-9737 [2020-03368]

Download as PDF 9736 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Dated: February 11, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. publication date of the final results of this administrative review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed period; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 236.00 percent; and (3) for all nonChinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. [FR Doc. 2020–03364 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–992] Monosodium Glutamate From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We continue to find that none of the exporters of subject merchandise demonstrated eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part of the Chinawide entity. We also continue to find that that the use of facts otherwise available is warranted with respect to the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3945 or (202) 482–6251, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administrative Protective Orders Background This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 30, 2019.1 On September 9, 2019, Commerce amended its initiation to include the China-wide entity.2 On September 10, 2019, Commerce issued a quantity and value (Q&V) questionnaire to the China-wide VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 1 See Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 45724 (August 30, 2019) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019) (citing Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019)). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entity.3 The China-wide entity failed to submit a response to Commerce’s Q&V questionnaire by the established deadline of September 20, 2019. Accordingly, on January 17, 2020, Commerce issued a Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, in which it preliminarily applied facts available with an adverse inference (AFA) to the China-wide entity, pursuant to sections 776(a) and 776(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), because the China-wide entity failed to cooperate to the best of its ability by failing to provide necessary information requested by Commerce.4 On February 3, 2020, the petitioner timely submitted its case brief agreeing with the finding and results of Commerce’s PostPreliminary Decision Memorandum.5 No other case or rebuttal briefs were submitted in this review. On December 26, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results until February 26, 2020.6 Scope of the Order The scope of the Order covers MSG, whether or not blended or in solution with other products.7 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Results.8 Final Results of the Review Commerce preliminarily determined that none of the 28 companies subject to this review demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status. Thus, they were found to be part of the China-wide entity.9 After amending the initiation of this review, and as explained in the 3 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Quantity and Value Questionnaire,’’ dated September 10, 2019. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China (China): PostPreliminary Decision Memorandum Concerning the China-Wide Entity,’’ dated January 17, 2020 (PostPreliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 The petitioner is Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. (formerly Ajinomoto North America, Inc.). See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘MSG from China: Petitioner’s Case Brief,’’ dated February 3, 2020 (citing Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2017–2018,’’ dated December 26, 2019. 7 See Monosodium Glutamate from the People’s Republic of China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 2015) (Order). 8 See Preliminary Results. 9 See Preliminary Results; and Appendix for a list of the 28 companies along with the China-wide entity that are subject to this review. E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce preliminarily applied AFA to the China-wide entity, pursuant to sections 776(a) and 776(b) of the Act, because the China-wide entity failed to cooperate to the best of its ability by failing to provide necessary information requested by Commerce.10 In the Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce determined a weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity of 56.54 percent.11 As noted above, no interested party disputed Commerce’s preliminary or post-preliminary findings. As there are no changes from the Preliminary Results or Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce finds that there is no reason to modify its analysis for these final results. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues already addressed in this review, see the Preliminary Results or the Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum.12 In these final results of review, we continued to treat all 28 exporters subject to this review as part of the China-wide entity.13 The weightedaverage dumping margin for the Chinawide entity is 56.54 percent.14 Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce has determined, and U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of these final results of review. For the China-wide entity, as well as the companies identified as part of the China-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate of 56.54 percent to all unliquidated entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were produced or exported by the China-wide entity, including the companies noted in the Appendix. Cash Deposit Requirements For all shipments of subject merchandise from China, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication 10 See lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 11 See Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7. 12 See Preliminary Results; see also PostPreliminary Decision Memorandum. 13 See Preliminary Results; Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum and Appendix. In fact, there are no companies which are currently eligible for a separate rate under this antidumping duty order. 14 See Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity (i.e., 56.54 percent). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with final results within five days of its public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce applied total AFA to the China-wide entity in the final results of this administrative review in accordance with section 776 of the Act, and the applied AFA rate is based solely on a rate applied in an earlier segment of this proceeding, there are no calculations to disclose. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9737 Dated: February 11, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Companies/Entities Covered by This Review 1. China-Wide Entity 2. Anhui Fresh Taste International Trade Co., Ltd. 3. Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. 4. Blu Logistics (China) Co., Ltd. 5. Bonroy Group Limited 6. Forehigh Trade and Industry Co., Ltd. 7. Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd. 8. Golden Banyan Foodstuffs Industry Co., Ltd. 9. Henan Lotus Flower Gourmet Powder Co. 10. Hong Kong Sungiven International Food Co., Limited 11. Hulunbeier Northeast Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. 12. K&S Industry Limited 13. King Cheong Hong International 14. Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. 15. Liangshan Linghua Biotechnology Co., Ltd. 16. Lotus Health Industry Holding Group 17. Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited 18. Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Bazhou Branch 19. Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. 20. Pudong Prime Int’l Logistics, Inc. 21. Qinhuangdao Xingtai Trade Co., Ltd. 22. S.D. Linghua M.S.G. Incorporated Co. 23. Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate Incorporated Company 24. Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group 25. Shanghai Totole Food Ltd. 26. Shijiazhuang Standard Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. 27. Sunrise (HK) International Enterprise Limited 28. Tongliao Meihua Biological Sci-Tech Co., Ltd. 29. Zhejiang Medicines & Health [FR Doc. 2020–03368 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–900] Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of AntiCircumvention Inquiry Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Protech Diamond Tools Inc. (Protech) is circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-992]


Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium 
glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (China) covering 
the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. 
We continue to find that none of the exporters of subject merchandise 
demonstrated eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part 
of the China-wide entity. We also continue to find that that the use of 
facts otherwise available is warranted with respect to the China-wide 
entity.

DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3945 or (202) 482-6251, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 30, 2019.\1\ 
On September 9, 2019, Commerce amended its initiation to include the 
China-wide entity.\2\ On September 10, 2019, Commerce issued a quantity 
and value (Q&V) questionnaire to the China-wide entity.\3\ The China-
wide entity failed to submit a response to Commerce's Q&V questionnaire 
by the established deadline of September 20, 2019. Accordingly, on 
January 17, 2020, Commerce issued a Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum, in which it preliminarily applied facts available with an 
adverse inference (AFA) to the China-wide entity, pursuant to sections 
776(a) and 776(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
because the China-wide entity failed to cooperate to the best of its 
ability by failing to provide necessary information requested by 
Commerce.\4\ On February 3, 2020, the petitioner timely submitted its 
case brief agreeing with the finding and results of Commerce's Post-
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ No other case or rebuttal briefs 
were submitted in this review.
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    \1\ See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017-2018, 84 FR 45724 (August 30, 2019) (Preliminary 
Results).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019) (citing 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019)).
    \3\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review on Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: 
Quantity and Value Questionnaire,'' dated September 10, 2019.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China (China): 
Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum Concerning the China-Wide 
Entity,'' dated January 17, 2020 (Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
    \5\ The petitioner is Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North 
America, Inc. (formerly Ajinomoto North America, Inc.). See 
Petitioner's Letter, ``MSG from China: Petitioner's Case Brief,'' 
dated February 3, 2020 (citing Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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    On December 26, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results 
until February 26, 2020.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Monosodium Glutamate from the People's 
Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review--2017-2018,'' dated December 
26, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of the Order covers MSG, whether or not blended or in 
solution with other products.\7\ For a complete description of the 
scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Results.\8\
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    \7\ See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of 
China: Second Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Amended Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 487 (January 6, 
2015) (Order).
    \8\ See Preliminary Results.
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Final Results of the Review

    Commerce preliminarily determined that none of the 28 companies 
subject to this review demonstrated eligibility for separate rate 
status. Thus, they were found to be part of the China-wide entity.\9\ 
After amending the initiation of this review, and as explained in the

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Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce preliminarily applied 
AFA to the China-wide entity, pursuant to sections 776(a) and 776(b) of 
the Act, because the China-wide entity failed to cooperate to the best 
of its ability by failing to provide necessary information requested by 
Commerce.\10\ In the Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce 
determined a weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity 
of 56.54 percent.\11\ As noted above, no interested party disputed 
Commerce's preliminary or post-preliminary findings. As there are no 
changes from the Preliminary Results or Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum, Commerce finds that there is no reason to modify its 
analysis for these final results. Accordingly, no decision memorandum 
accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further details of the 
issues already addressed in this review, see the Preliminary Results or 
the Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\12\
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    \9\ See Preliminary Results; and Appendix for a list of the 28 
companies along with the China-wide entity that are subject to this 
review.
    \10\ See Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \11\ See Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7.
    \12\ See Preliminary Results; see also Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    In these final results of review, we continued to treat all 28 
exporters subject to this review as part of the China-wide entity.\13\ 
The weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity is 56.54 
percent.\14\
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    \13\ See Preliminary Results; Post-Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and Appendix. In fact, there are no companies which are 
currently eligible for a separate rate under this antidumping duty 
order.
    \14\ See Post-Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7.
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b), 
Commerce has determined, and U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by 
this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the publication date of these final results of review.
    For the China-wide entity, as well as the companies identified as 
part of the China-wide entity, we will instruct CBP to assess 
antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate of 56.54 percent to all 
unliquidated entries of subject merchandise during the POR which were 
produced or exported by the China-wide entity, including the companies 
noted in the Appendix.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    For all shipments of subject merchandise from China, entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication 
date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, the cash deposit rate will be equal to 
the weighted-average dumping margin for the China-wide entity (i.e., 
56.54 percent). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure

    Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with final results within five days of its 
public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within five 
days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b). However, because Commerce applied total AFA to the 
China-wide entity in the final results of this administrative review in 
accordance with section 776 of the Act, and the applied AFA rate is 
based solely on a rate applied in an earlier segment of this 
proceeding, there are no calculations to disclose.

Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of 
double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or 
destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective 
order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and 
terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative 
review and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of 
the Act.

    Dated: February 11, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Companies/Entities Covered by This Review

1. China-Wide Entity
2. Anhui Fresh Taste International Trade Co., Ltd.
3. Baoji Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
4. Blu Logistics (China) Co., Ltd.
5. Bonroy Group Limited
6. Forehigh Trade and Industry Co., Ltd.
7. Fujian Province Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd.
8. Golden Banyan Foodstuffs Industry Co., Ltd.
9. Henan Lotus Flower Gourmet Powder Co.
10. Hong Kong Sungiven International Food Co., Limited
11. Hulunbeier Northeast Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
12. K&S Industry Limited
13. King Cheong Hong International
14. Langfang Meihua Bio-Technology Co., Ltd.
15. Liangshan Linghua Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
16. Lotus Health Industry Holding Group
17. Meihua Group International Trading (Hong Kong) Limited
18. Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Bazhou Branch
19. Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.
20. Pudong Prime Int'l Logistics, Inc.
21. Qinhuangdao Xingtai Trade Co., Ltd.
22. S.D. Linghua M.S.G. Incorporated Co.
23. Shandong Linghua Monosodium Glutamate Incorporated Company
24. Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group
25. Shanghai Totole Food Ltd.
26. Shijiazhuang Standard Imp & Exp Co., Ltd.
27. Sunrise (HK) International Enterprise Limited
28. Tongliao Meihua Biological Sci-Tech Co., Ltd.
29. Zhejiang Medicines & Health

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