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May 11, 2005
Question Taken at the May 11, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

Venezuelan Oil Company Tax Proposal (Taken Question)

Question:   What does the United States think about the Venezuelan Government’s proposal to apply retroactive taxes to U.S. oil companies, for revenues they owed to that country, but allegedly failed to pay?

Answer:   We have not seen the proposal, but as a general principle we would have serious concerns about any tax that is applied in a discriminatory manner against U.S. companies.

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Released on May 11, 2005

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