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Customs, excise revenues increase

Customs, excise revenues increase

The General Department of Customs and Excise reported a 16.7 percent increase in revenues for April this year compared to the same month of last year. The customs and excise revenues rose to about 238 billion riel or US$56.6 million from about 204 billion riel or $48.5 million, according to a General Department of Customs and Excise press release that was received by the Phnom Penh Post on Friday. General Department of Customs and Excise director general Pen Simon and his deputy Kum Nhem could not be reached for comment on Sunday. The government body reportedly earned a total of $597.5 million in revenues last year.

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