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The Transportation Ministry will propose cutting or scrapping import duties on foreign aircraft, a spokeswoman said Friday, a day after the prime minister called for overhauling flight safety standards for the country's aging civilian air fleet and airports.
A proposal to change the unpopular 20 percent duty on imported foreign aircraft was to have been submitted to the government later Friday, a ministry spokeswoman said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposals had not yet been submitted.
The ministry is hoping to have the tax eliminated altogether, she said.
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It seems the recent spate of accidents involving older aircraft may be raising the pressure to drop this basically protectionist tax.