DAMASCUS – Syria’s fledgling car market is growing by leaps and bounds following a sizeable reduction in import duties last year. Just a decade ago, the country's roads were full of aging cars. In 1995, the government allowed imports for the first time, but customs taxes were so prohibitive that only cheap and economical South Korean and Chinese cars were affordable, even for affluent Syrians. But last September, Syria's government reduced import duties from 255% to 60% for cars with ...

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