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  10/27/2011, Tishrei 29, 5772

Yechimovich Criticizes Lowering of Import Duties


Labor Party leader Shelly Yechimovich criticized on Thursday the government’s decision to approve the lowering of import duties.

“The true face of the Netanyahu government was exposed,” Yechimovich said. “A surge of imports of industrial and agricultural products will be severely harmed and tens of thousands will find themselves without employment.”

Earlier on Thursday, Industry and Trade Minister Shalom Simhon said that an agreement had been reached with the Ministry of Finance regarding the lowering of import duties while at the same time increasing the chief scientist’s budget.