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Supplementary code of fair competition for the electric industrial truck manufacturing industry (a division of the fabricated metal products manufacturing and metal finishing and metal coating industry) as approved on January 31, 1934
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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




SUPPLEMENTARY
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL TRUCK

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
(A Division of the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing
and Metal Coating Industry)
AS APPROVED ON JANUARY 31, 1934


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Approved Code No. 84-Supplement No. 4


SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL TRUCK MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY

As Approved on January 31, 1934





ORDER

SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL TRUCK MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
A Division of the Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing and Metal
Finishing and Metal Coating Industry

An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, and in accordance with
the provisions of Section I of Article VI of the Basic Code for the
Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing and Metnl Finishing and
Metal Coating Industry, approved November 2, 1933, for approval
of a Supplementary Code of Fair Competition for the Electrio
Industrial Truck Manufacturing Industry; and hearing having been
duly held thereon; and the annexed report on said Supplementary
Code, containing findings with respect thereto, having been made
and directed to the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for Industrial Recovery,
pursuant to authority vested in me by Executive Orders of the
President, including Executive Order No. 6543-A, dated December
30, 1933, and otherwise; do hereby incorporate by reference said
annexed report and do find that said Supplementary Code complies
in all respects with the pertinent provisions and will promote the
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policy and purposes of said Title of said Act; and do hereby order
that said Supplementary Code of Fair Competition be and it is
hereby approved; provided, however, that the provisions of Article
V, Section 2, insofar as they prescribe a waiting period between
the filing with the Code Authority (i.e. actual receipt by the Code
Authority) and the effective date of revised price lists or revised
terms and conditions of sale be and they are hereby stayed for a
period of sixty days or pending the completion of a study now being
conducted by the National Recovery Administration, and at the end
of such period said provisions shall become effective unless I, by my
further Order, otherwise determine.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Adm inistrator for Industrial Recovery.
Approval recommended:
W. A. HARRIMAN,
Division Administrator.
WASHINGTON, D.C.,
January 31, 1934.













The PRESIDENT,
The White Hozue.
Sm: This is a report on the Supplementary Code of Fair Compe-
tition for the Electric Industrial Truck Manufacturing Industry, a
division of the Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing and Metal
Finishing and Metal Coating Industry, and on the hearing conducted
thereon in Washington, D.C., December 18, 1933, in accordance with
the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
GENERAL STATEMENT

The Electric Industrial Truck Manufacturing Industry, being
truly representative of this division of the Fabricated Metal Prod-
ucts Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Indus-
try, has elected to avail itself of the option of submitting a Sup-
plementary Code of Fair Practice, as provided for in Section 1 of
Article VI of the Basic Code, for the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry
approved by you on the second day of November 1933.
RESUME OF THE CODE

Article I states the purpose of the Supplementary Code.
Article II accurately defines specific terms employed in the Sup-
plementary Code.
Article III. This Industry is a division of the Fabricated Metal
Products Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating
Industry and the labor provisions of its Basic Code, as approved
November 2, 1933, are the labor provisions of this Supplementary
Code.
Article IV establishes a Supplementary Code Authority consisting
of the five (5) members of the Board of Trustees of the Electric
Industrial Truck Institute, Inc., or its successor, and one member
chosen from the Industry by the vote of the members thereof, and
gives the Administrator the authority to appoint one additional
member without vote and provides machinery for obtaining statistics
and the administration of this Supplementary Code.
Article V sets forth the fair trade practices of this Supplementary
Code which has been especially designed to effect fair "competition
in this division of the Industry.
Article VI contains the mandatory provisions contained in Sec-
tion 10 (b) of the Act and also provides for the submission of pro-
posed amendments to the Supplementary Code.
Article VII provides against monopolies and monopolistic prac-
tices, and recognizes that price increases be limited to actual addi-
tional increases in the seller's costs.
Article VIII states the effective date of this Supplementary Code.
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FINDINGS

The Assistant Deputy Administrator in his final report to me on
said Supplementary Code having found as herein set forth and on
the basis of all the proceedings in this matter;
I find that-
(a) Said Supplementary Code is well designed to promote the
policies and purposes of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
Act, including removal of obstructions to the free flow of interstate
and foreign commerce which tend to diminish the amount thereof
and will provide for the general welfare by promoting the organiza-
tion of industry for the purpose of cooperative action among the
trade groups, by inducing and maintaining united action of labor
and management under adequate governmental sanctions and super-
vision, by eliminating unfair competitive practices, by promoting
the fullest possible utilization of the present productive capacity
of industries, by avoiding undue restriction of production (except
as may be temporarily required), by increasing the consumption
of industrial and agricultural products through increasing purchas-
ing power, by reducing and relieving unemployment, by improving
standards of labor, and by otherwise rehabilitating industry.
(b) Said Industry normally employs not more than 50,000 em-
ployees; and is not classified by me as a major industry.
(c) The Supplementary Code as approved complies in all respects
with the pertinent provisions of said Title of said Act, including
without limitation Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of
Section 7, and Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof; and that the
applicant association is an industrial association truly representative
of the aforesaid Industry; and that said association imposes no
inequitable restrictions on admis-ion to membership therein.
(d) The Supplementary Code is not designed to and will not
permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The Supplementary Code is not designed to and will not
eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not operate to
discriminate against them.
(f) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have
not been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of
said Supplementary Code.
For these reasons, therefore, I have approved this Supplementary
Code.
Respectfully,
HUGH S. Jon NsoN,
Ad ministrator.
JANUARY 31, 1934.













SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL TRUCK MANUFACTURING
INDUSTRY
A Division of the Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing and Metal
Finishing and Metal Coating Industry


ARTICLE I-PURPOSES
To effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, the following provisions are established as a Supple-
mentary Code of Fair Competition for the Electric Industrial Truck
Manufacturing Industry, pursuant to Article VI of the Basic Code
of Fair Competition for the Fabricated Metal Products Manufac-
turing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry, approved
by the President of the United States on the second day of November
1933, and upon approval by the President of the United States the
provisions of this Supplementary Code shall be the Standard of
Fair Competition for and shall be binding upon every member
thereof.
ARTICLE II-DEFINITIONS
The term "The Electric Industrial Truck Manufacturing Indus-
try ", hereafter referred to as the Industry, means and includes the
manufacture or purchase of component parts for assembly and for
sale of all types of electric industrial trucks, electric industrial
tractors, electric industrial cranes, which use low-voltage electric
motors for motive power, and accessories.
The term Member of the Industry includes, but without limi-
tation, any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other
form of enterprise engaged in the Industry, either as an employer
or on his or its own behalf.
The terms President ", "Act ", and "Administrator" as used
herein shall mean, respectively, the President of the United States
the National Industrial Recovery Act, and the Administrator, of
Title I of said Act.
The term "Basic Code" as used herein is defined to mean the
Basic Code of Fair Competition for the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry, as
approved by the President of the United States on the second day of
November 1933.
The term Supplementary Code Authority as used herein means
the agency which shall supervise the administration of this Supple-
mentary Code.








The term "Institute" as used herein is defined to mean The
Electric Industrial Truck Institute, Inc., or its successor.
The term "Federation as use herein is defined to mean The
Fabricated Metal Products Federation, or its successor.
ARTICLE III-EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS

This Industry is a division of the Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacturing and Metal Finishing and Metal Coating Industry
and the labor provisions of its Basic Code as approved by the Presi-
dent of the United States are the labor provisions of this Supple-
mentary Code.
ARTICLE IV--ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 1. The Supplementary Code Authority is hereby consti-
tuted the agency to administer the provisions of this Supplementa ry
* Code, and shall consist of the five (5) members of the Board of
Trustees of the Institute and one member chosen from the Industry
by the vote of the members thereof. The Administrator may ap-
point one representative to serve without vote and without expense
to the Industry unless the Supplementary Code Authority shall
agree to pay such expenses as a member of the Supplementary Code
Authority. The president of the Institute is hereby constituted the
agent to collect and distribute all statistical reports of the Industry
as required by the Supplementary Code Authority. With a view
to keeping the President of the United States informed as to the
observance or nonobservance of this Supplementary Code, said agent
shall collect such statistics as called for by the President, and/or
the Administrator and send them in such form as the President
and/or the Admini-strator may require to the Federation, as the
agency administering said Basic Code.
SEC. 2. The President. of the Institute as such agent, shall also,
from time to time, furnish to the Basic Code Authority, designated
in said Basic Code, such information as may be required to be fur-
nished under the terms of said Basic Code.
SEC. 3. All data filed in accordance with the provisions of this
Supplementary Code shall be confidential and shall not be revealed,
except in composite form, to anyone other tllan an authorized govern-
mental agency.
SEC. 4. Any or all information furnished to the President of the
Institute by any member of the Industry shall be subject to checking
for the purpose of verifying by an examination of the pertinent books
and accounts and record-s of such member by any disinterested person
or persons, mutually agreed upon by the Supplemetary Code Author-
ity and the member of the Industry whose books and accounts and
records are to be examined, or by a person or persons nominated by
the Supplementary Code Authority and approved by the Adminis-
trator. The cost of such examiination shall be treated as an expense
of administering the Code; provided, however, that if upon such ex-
amination any such information shall be shown to have been incorrect
in any material respect, such costs shall be paid by the member of
the Industry which furnished suchl information.








SEc. 5. To further effectuate the policies of the Act and for the
administration of this Supplementary Code, the constituted authori-
ties and methods of government of the Indiiu-try shall be as follows:
(a) The Supplementary Code Authority shall have general power
and supervision over the enforcement of the provi.-ions of this Sup-
plementary Code and it is hereby designated as the agency for admin-
istering, supervising, and promoting the observance of the provisions
of this Supplementary Code, and shall have power to obtain from all
members of the Industry such reasonable and pertinent data as may
be necessary for the administration of the provisions of this Supple-
mentary Code. The request for reports from members of the Indus-
try shall not be made in any manner which will impose unequal obli-
gations upon members of the Industry.
(b) The Supplementary Code Authority shall have power to in-
vestigate on its own initiative or on complaint, the operation of the
Supplementary Code and any alleged violation of the Supplementary
Code by any member of the Industry; to make findings of fact and to
state its conclusions as to whether or not there has been any violation
of any provision of the Supplementary Code, and except as herein-
after provided, to take such steps as it may deem necessary or advis-
able, within the provisions of the Supplementary Code, subject to
rules and regulations by the Administrator.
(c) No member of the Supplementary Code Authority shall par-
ticipate, as a member of such Supplementary Code Authority, in
any proceedings in which he is interested as the complainant or
respondent, or in which he is in any other manner directly interested,
and in the event of any such disqualification, the remaining members
of such Supplementary Code Authority shall certify such disqualifi-
cation, together with the reasons therefore and shall promptly desig-
nate a person to sit as a special member of such Supplementary Code
Authority for the purpose of such proceedings.
(d) The Supplementary Code Authority may delegate any of its
duties to such person of persons, committee or committees, as it may
select; provided, that it shall not delegate any of its duties to any
person who is subject to disqualification, as in paragraph (c) above
provided; and provided further, that such delegation shall not relieve
the Supplementary Code Authority from any of its responsibilities
under this Supplementary Code.
(e) The Supplementary Code Authority may, subject to the ap-
proval of the Administrator, upon finding, by a three fifths vote,
that the respondent assenting member of the Industry has violated
this Supplementary Code, assess all costs in connection with such
investigation and disposition of such complaint against said respond-
ent assenting member of the Industry. If any assenting member of
the Industry makes a formal complaint to the Supplementary Code
Authority which proves, after investigation by the Supplementary
Code Authority and approval by the Administrator, to be without
foundation in fact, then the Supplementary Code Authority may
assess against the assenting member of the Industry bringing such
formal complaint, all costs in connection with the investigation and
disposition of such complaint. All assessments to be paid into the
treasury of the Institute as the Agency of the Supplementary Code
Authority.








(f) Each member of the Industry subject to the jurisdiction of
this Supplementary Code shall pay to the Institute as the agency
of the Supplementary Code Authority his or its proportionate share
of the amount necessary to pay the cost of assembling, analyzing,
and publication of such reports and data and of the maintenance of
the Supplementary Code Authority in connection with its activities
relative to the administration of this Supplementary Code; said
proportionate share to be based upon the volume of business and/or
such other factors as the Supplementary Code Authority may pre-
scribe.
(g) A meeting of the Members of the Industry may be called and
held at any time by order of the Supplementary Code Authority or
members of the Industry having the right to cast at least 51% of
all votes which might be cast at such a meeting. At least five days'
notice to each member of the Industry shall be given.
(h) Each member of the Industry who assents to and complies
with the provisions of this Supplementary Code, and who is not
delinquent in the payment of any assessments made under the pro-
visions of this Supplementary Code, shall be entitled to cast one
vote, either in person or by proxy, in writing, duly executed by such
member of the Industry, and filed with the Supplementary Code
Authority within a reasonable time prior to the time set for the
meeting, at all meetings of the members of the Industry.
SEC. 6. The Supplementary Code Authority shall have the follow-
ing further powers and duties:
(a) To adopt bylaws and rules and regulations for its procedure
and for the administration and enforcement of the Supplementary
Code.
(b) To make recommendations to the Administrator for the co-
ordination of the administration of this Supplementary Code with
such other Codes as may be related to the Industry.
(c) To cooperate with the Administrator in regulating the use of
any N.R.A. insignia solely by those members of the Industry who
have assented to, and are complying with, this Supplementary Code.
(d) To recommend to the Administrator further fair trade prac-
tice provisions to govern members of the Industry in their relations
with each other or with other industries and to recommend to the
Administrator measures for industrial planning, including stabili-
zation of employment.
(e) To recommend from time to time standards of shipment
terms.
(f) To recommend from time to time standards for guaranty
on products.
SEC. 7. Nothing contained in this Supplementary Code shall con-
stitute the members of the Supplementary Code Authority partners
for any purpose; nor shall any member of the Supplementary Code
Authority be liable in any manner to anyone for any act of any other
member, officer, agent, or employee of the Supplemnentary Code
Authority. Nor shall any member of the Supplementary Code
Authority, exercising reasonable diligence in the conduct of his duties
hereunder, be liable to anyone for any action or omission to act
under this Supplementary Code, except for his wilful misfeasance or
nonfeasance.








SEC. 8. If the Administrator shall determine that any action of
the Supplementary Code Authority or any agency thereof is unfair
or unjust or contrary to the public interest, the Administrator may
require that such action be suspended for a period of not to exceed
thirty (30) days to afford an opportunity for investigation of such
action and further consideration by such Supplementary Code
Authority or agency, pending final action, which shall be i;ken only
upon approval by the Administrator.

ARTICLE V-UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

For all purposes of the Supplementary Code, any member of the
Industry who shall, directly or indirectly, through any officer, em-
ployee, agent, or representative, violate the following provisions of
this Article, shall be deemed guilty of unfair trade practice and a
violation of this Supplementary Code.
SECTION 1. Each member of the Industry shall use an adequate
cost accounting system which shall conform to the cost accounting
system recommended by the Supplementary Code Authority and
approved by the Administrator as hereinafter provided. The Sup-
plementary Code Authority shall recommend for use in the Industry
a uniform and adequate cost accounting system which shall be adapt-
able to the cost accounting procedure and to the business of the
Industry. Such plan shall specify the factors which shall be in-
cluded in determining the costs of each member of the Industry.
Upon approval by the Administrator of such a system of cost
accounting for the Industry, complete advice concerning it shall be
distributed by the Supplementary Code Authority to all members
of the Industry. Thereafter each member of the Industry shall file
with the agent designated under Article IV, Section 1, of this Sup-
plementary Code his costs for typical items of the products of the
Industry offered for sale by him. Thereafter no member of the
Industry shall initiate a selling price below his own cost, or sell the
product of the Industry at such price or upon such terms or condi-
tions of sale as will result in the purchaser's paying for such product
less than the cost of that member of the Industry who has filed the
lowest cost; provided, however, that any member of the Industry may
sell below his own costs to meet existing competition, when such
prices have been filed in accordance with Section 2 of this Article;
and provided further that the Supplementary Code Authority may
approve, subject to disapproval by the Administrator, the sale of
surplus stocks below such costs where necessary to relieve financial
emergencies. A detailed record of such surplus stocks shall be filed
with and checked by such impartial agency as the Supplementary
Code Authority may designate at the time of application for such
approval.
SEc. 2. Each member of the Industry shall publish and file with
the Supplementary Code Authority within ten days after the effec-
tive date of the Supplementary Code, price lists individually pre-
pared by him of all products offered for sale or sold by him and all
terms and conditions of sale relating thereto. Such price lists shall
state for each grade and kind of each product sold or offered for sale,
one price with appropriate discounts therefrom, if any allowed, for








sales to classified types of purchasers. Such price lists and terms and
conditions of sale so filed with the Supplementary Code Authority
shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by any interested
party. Revised price lists or revised terms and conditions of sale,
if made, shall be filed from time to time thereafter with the Supple-
mentary Code Authority by any Member of the Industry; provided,
however, that such revisions shall be filed with the Supplementary
Code Authority ten days in advance of the effective date thereof;
and, provided further, that any other member of the Industry may
file revisions of his price lists or terms and conditions of sale to meet
the revisions first filed which may become effective on the date when
the revised price lists or revised terms and conditions of sale first
filed shall become effective. At the time of filing price lists or dis-
count sheets, in accordance with this paragraph, each Member of
the Industry shall furnish the Supplementary Code Authority, for
distribution, such number of copies of his price lists and/or discount
sheets and any revisions thereof, as the Supplementary Code Author-
ity may prescribe.
SEC. 3. No member of the Industry shall sell or offer for sale any
product of the Industry at prices other than the prices noted in its
price lists, or terms and conditions of sale other than the terms and
conditions of sale previously filed by such member with the Supple-
mentary Code Authority in accordance with the provisions of Sec-
tion 2 of this Article and in effect at the time of such sale.
SEC. 4. The following paragraphs describe and shall constitute
unfair methods of competition:
(a) 1. To publish advertising (whether printed, radio, display,
or of any nature) which is misleading or inaccurate in any material
particular, nor shall any member in any way misrepresent any goods
(including but without limitation, its use, trade mark, grade, quality,
quantity, origin, size, substance, character, nature, finish, material,
content, or preparation) or credit terms, values, policies, services, or
the nature or form of the business conducted.
2. To make disparaging statements respecting the business meth-
ods, practices, or products of another member of the Industry.
(b) To knowingly withhold from or insert in any quotation or
invoice any statement that makes it inaccurate in any material
pa rticular.
(c) To brand or pack any goods in any manner which is intended
to or does deceive or mislead purchasers with respect to the brand,
grade, quality, quantity, origin, size, substance, character, nature,
finish, material, content, or preparation of such goods.
(d) To publish or circulate unjustified or unwarranted threats of
legal proceedings which tend to or have the effect of harassing com-
etitors or intimidating their customers. Failure to prosecute in
due course shall be evidence that any such threat is unwarranted
or unjustified.
(e) To allow or make. payment or allowance of a rebate, refund,
commission, credit, unearned discount, excess allowance, or allow-
ance for customer advertising, catalogues, or illegitimate premiums
whether in the form of money or otherwise, nor shall a member o
the Industry secretly offer or extend to any customer any special








service or privilege not extended to all customers of the same class,
for the purpose of influencing a sale.
(f) To ship goods on consignment except under circumstances to
be defined by the Supplementary Code Authority, subject to the
approval of the Administrator, where peculiar circumstances of the
Industry require the practice.
(g) No member of the Industry shall attempt to induce a breach
of an existing contract between a competitor and his employee
(other than employment contracts), or customer or source of sup-
ply; nor shall any member interfere with or obstruct the perform-
ance of such contractual duties or services.
(h) To offer or extend a guarantee against decline or advance in
the selling price of products.
(i) To agree to liquidate, purchase, or accept shipment of a
competitor's product from a customer, in order to sell a member's
own product.
(j) To authorize the return of product for a credit, where known
to be obsolete, or where sales record of preceding year indicates lack
of marketability.
k) To postdate an invoice.
(1) To extend protection against price advance or decline of prod-
ucts through the signing of requirement contracts.
(m) To make an allowance for all or any portion of transporta-
tion costs, except. where transportation charges are figured as a part
of the original costs and are included in the selling price.
(n) To enter into any agreement to assume responsibility for con-
sequential damages and other items of expense which normally can-
not be anticipated in original costs or selling prices.
SEC. 5. Export Trade.-No provision of this Supplementary Code
relating to prices or terms of selling, shipping, or marketing. shall
apply to export trade or sales or shipments for export trade. Unless
and to the extent that the Supplementary Code Autlhority shall
otherwise determine, the sale of any product by any member of the
Industry for direct shipment to Alaska, the Philippines, Hawaii, or
Puerto Rico or other insular possessions of the United States of
America shall not be deemed export trade.
ARTICLE VI-MODIFIC.ATI NS
SECTION 1. This Supplementary Code and all the provisions thereof
are expressly made subject to the right of the President, in accord-
ance with the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 10 of the Act,
from time to time to cancel or modify any order, approval, license,
rule, or regulation issued under the said Act.
SEC. 2. By presenting this Supplementary Code the members of
the Industry do not thereby consent to any modification thereof, and
they reserve the right to object to any such modifications without
being given an opportunity to be heard.
SEC. 3. This Supplementary Code, except as to provisions re-
quired by the Act, may be modified on the basis of experience or
changes in circumstances, such modification to be based upon appli-
cation to the Administrator and such notice and hearing as he shall
specify; and to become effective on approval by the Administrator.








ARTICLE VII-GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 1. No provisions of this Supplementary Code shall be
applied so as to permit monopolies or monopolistic practices, or
to eliminate, oppress, or discriminate against small enterprises.
SEC. 2. Whereas the policy of the Act to increase real purchasing
power will be made more difficult of consummation if prices of
goods and services increase as rapidly as wages, it is recognized that
price increases except such as may be required to meet individual
cost should be delayed, but when made such increases should, so far
as possible, be limited to actual additional increases in the seller's
costs.
SEC. 3. This Supplementary Code shall not affect patent rights.

ARTICLE VIII-DURATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY CODE

This Supplementary Code shall become effective at 12:01 a.m.
o'clock on the tenth day after it is approved by the President and
shall continue in effect until June 16, 1935, or the earliest date prior
thereto on which the President shall, by proclamation, or the Con-
gress shall, by joint resolution, declare that the emergency recognized
by Section 1 of the National Industrial Recovery Act has ended.
Approved Code No. 84-Supplement No. 4.
Registry No. 1421-01.







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