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For Immediate Release
April 2, 2004

New Iraqi Customs Service
Iraq Fact of the Day

The new Customs Service is making it easier to import goods to Iraq. A modern tracking system now allows the inspection and clearance of goods within 24 hours. When Saddam's regime was in place, it often took more than two weeks for goods to move. In addition, a fair, transparent, and uniform levy of five percent will go to an Iraq reconstruction fund. This transparent customs system will facilitate trade to help revive Iraq's economy.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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