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Diamond smuggling and taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nienke Oomes

Diamond smuggling and taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Nienke Oomes

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Published by International Monetary Fund, Research Department and African Department in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tax evasion -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Diamond smuggling -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Diamond industry and trade -- Taxation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNienke Oomes and Matthias Vocke.
    SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/03/167
    ContributionsVocke, Matthias., International Monetary Fund. Research Dept., International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20745409M

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