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National Assembly holds special session to reduce customs fees
Monday, 14 December 2009 22:25   PDFPrint E-mail

The National Assembly will meet in an extraordinary session today, Monday, December 14, to discuss and approve a bill aimed at reducing a number of customs fees, negotiated as a part of the process through which Cape Verde joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The bill intended to reduce customs taxes includes an extensive list of products, including civil construction materials, aircraft parts, telecommunications equipment and accessories, electrical materials, and sound and photography equipment, among others.

The PAICV’s parliamentary leader, Rui Semedo, affirms that the special session of parliament comes at the request of the government due to the urgent nature of the legislative initiative, adding that measure was supposed to be passed in 2009 in order to go into effect in January 2010, allowing Cape Verde to meet its WTO commitments.