Economy February 11, 2019 | 8:17 am

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Despite wide rebuke Customs hikes tax on cell phones to 8%

Santo Domingo.- The Customs agency on Sun. announced a tax increase from 3 to 8% on imported mobile communication equipment.

It said the decision is based on Law 146-00 which allows Customs to charge up to 20%, but because of complaints at the time it postponed its enforcement and only began to charge 3%.

Reactions against the measure came swiftly from various sides, including opposition party(PRM) presidential candidate Luis Abinader and the telecoms Claro and Altice.

In a statement Customs said that it took the complaints into account and decided to limit the tax to 8% and not 20%.

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