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  2/28/2014, Adar 28, 5774

Report: Bennett Working to Cancel Customs on Briefcases


Economics Minister Naftali Bennett is working to cancel the 12-percent customs duty on briefcases, according to a Friday-morning report by the Yisrael Hayom daily.

The move started with the Trajtenberg Committee on lowering the cost of living, which determined that the duty on schoolbags should be cancelled but the customs on other cases should be maintained. As a result, petitions were filed with the Supreme Court. The Economics Ministry and the Tax Authority formulated a joint stance that the customs on imported cases should be uniform.