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Contents Intoroduction Preliminaries Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Appendix Index

I. Purpose

The Government of the United States of America (U.S.) and the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) (hereinafter the "Parties") have entered into this Memorandum of Agreement (Agreement), of which the attached Annexes are an integral part, to address certain issues regarding international trade in commercial launch services including continued PRC participation in the international market for commercial launch services. Nothing in this Agreement applies to launches of payloads for military purposes or for use in the non-commercial, civilian space programs of either Party including programs using spacecraft or satellites made by or for the use of the Government of the PRC.

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