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Article 9

1. Relations with third countries shall be regulated in accordance with the relevant rules laid down in Article 15 of Directive 2004/39/EC.

For the purposes of this Directive, the terms 'investment firm' and 'investment firms' referred to in Article 15 of Directive 2004/39/EC shall mean, respectively, 'management company' and 'management companies'; the term 'providing investment services' referred to in Article 15(1) of Directive 2004/39/EC shall mean 'providing services'.

2. Member States shall inform ESMA and the Commission of any general difficulties which UCITS encounter in marketing their units in any third country.

The Commission shall examine such difficulties as quickly as possible in order to find an appropriate solution. ESMA shall assist it in discharging that task.