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These are not like the typical U.S. trade associations, which provide important services, but often services that increase the success of efficiency of individual members at the margins.

Here, what does "but" mean?

1) Does it mean that the typical U.S. trade associations does not often provide services that increase the success of efficiency of individual members at the margins?

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2) Does it mean that the typical U.S. trade associations do often provide services that increase the success of efficiency of individual members at the margins?

  • Where did you find this sentence? It doesn't seem well-formed to me. – ColleenV Apr 13 at 13:13
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You can understand this sentence as

These are not like the typical U.S. trade associations, which provide important services, but often these are the services that increase the success of efficiency of individual members.

It means not always but sometimes these services have the characteristics of the services that increase efficiency.

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