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Such measures as reprocessing, changing usage and the treatment measures of importer shall be taken for the aforesaid rejects. The treatment process shall be recorded promptly for the purpose of trace ability management.
对上述不合格品可采取重新加工、改变用途、改变拟输 出国等处理措施,应当及时记录处理过程,以便于追溯管理。
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This circular shall be effective from the date of June 1, 2004 (The specific time for implementation shall be the export date as indicated by the customs houses in the Declaration on Export Goods (Used specifically for export tax refund purpose).
本通知自2004年6月1日起执行〔具体实施时间按“出口货物报关单(出口退税联) 海关注明的出口日期为准〕。
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Without the consent of the consignee, the customs office may not disclose those materials or use them for any other purpose, however, except the laws, administrative regulations and relevant judicial interpretations have otherwise provisions.
未经收货 人同意,海关不得泄露或者用于其他用途,但法律、行政法规及相关司法解释另有规定的除 外。
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approve such codes of practice issued or proposed to be issued otherwise than by him as in his opinion are suitable for that purpose.
及 批准他人发出或拟发出而他认为适合该目的的工作守则。
The lessor shall deliver the lease item to the lessee in accordance with the contract and shall, during the lease term, keep the lease item fit for the agreed purpose.
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More fundamentally, what purpose do these numbers serve?
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An up-to-date system of EU supervision is more crucial than ever if Europe’s financial system is to serve its proper purpose.
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the visits of the relatives and friends of a prisoner shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose and the visits shall be limited to 30 minutes on each occasion;
Where a bankruptcy order is made against a firm, the joint and separate creditors may collectively be convened to a general meeting for the purpose of appointing a trustee.
Preferential policies of import duty will be given to the materials imported for the purpose of holding World Expo 2010 Shanghai (hereinafter refers to as the World Expo) upon the approval of the State Council.
经国务院批准,对为举办2010年上海世界博览会(以下简称世博会)进口的物资给予进 口税收优惠政策。
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For the purpose of effecting due service thereof, the Registrar may require the assistance of the police and may forward the order together with instructions to the Commissioner of Police, who shall comply therewith.
为完成命令的 妥为送达,司法常务官可要求警方协助,并可将命令连同指示递送警务处处长,而警务处处长须予 以遵从。
Adam Smith wrote that “consumption is the sole end and purpose of production."
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For the purpose of preparing his or her defence a detainee detained under the order of a magistrate must be allowed-
the purpose of the demand, and the fact that, if the debtor does not comply with the demand, bankruptcy proceedings may be commenced against him;
For the purpose of determining whether or not an article which-

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Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)purposing
Past Participle (Participle II)purposed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposewe purpose
you purposeyou purpose
he/she/it purposesthey purpose
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am purposingwe are purposing
you are purposingyou are purposing
he/she/it is purposingthey are purposing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have purposedwe have purposed
you have purposedyou have purposed
he/she/it has purposedthey have purposed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been purposingwe have been purposing
you have been purposingyou have been purposing
he/she/it has been purposingthey have been purposing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposedwe purposed
you purposedyou purposed
he/she/it purposedthey purposed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was purposingwe were purposing
you were purposingyou were purposing
he/she/it was purposingthey were purposing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had purposedwe had purposed
you had purposedyou had purposed
he/she/it had purposedthey had purposed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been purposingwe had been purposing
you had been purposingyou had been purposing
he/she/it had been purposingthey had been purposing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will purposewe shall/will purpose
you will purposeyou will purpose
he/she/it will purposethey will purpose
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be purposingwe shall/will be purposing
you will be purposingyou will be purposing
he/she/it will be purposingthey will be purposing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have purposedwe shall/will have purposed
you will have purposedyou will have purposed
he/she/it will have purposedthey will have purposed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been purposingwe shall/will have been purposing
you will have been purposingyou will have been purposing
he/she/it will have been purposingthey will have been purposing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would purposewe should/would purpose
you would purposeyou would purpose
he/she/it would purposethey would purpose
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be purposingwe should/would be purposing
you would be purposingyou would be purposing
he/she/it would be purposingthey would be purposing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have purposedwe should/would have purposed
you would have purposedyou would have purposed
he/she/it would have purposedthey would have purposed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been purposingwe should/would have been purposing
you would have been purposingyou would have been purposing
he/she/it would have been purposingthey would have been purposing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am purposedwe are purposed
you are purposedyou are purposed
he/she/it is purposedthey are purposed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being purposedwe are being purposed
you are being purposedyou are being purposed
he/she/it is being purposedthey are being purposed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been purposedwe have been purposed
you have been purposedyou have been purposed
he/she/it has been purposedthey have been purposed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was purposedwe were purposed
you were purposedyou were purposed
he/she/it was purposedthey were purposed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being purposedwe were being purposed
you were being purposedyou were being purposed
he/she/it was being purposedthey were being purposed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been purposedwe had been purposed
you had been purposedyou had been purposed
he/she/it had been purposedthey had been purposed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be purposedwe shall/will be purposed
you will be purposedyou will be purposed
he/she/it will be purposedthey will be purposed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been purposedwe shall/will have been purposed
you will have been purposedyou will have been purposed
he/she/it will have been purposedthey will have been purposed


Common casepurposepurposes
Possessive casepurpose'spurposes'