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CUSTOMS NAFTA FLASHFAX EXPANDED

 WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Customs FlashFAX system has been expanded to handle the surging volume of NAFTA inquiries, the agency announced today. The system now utilizes 16 lines.
 The FlashFAX system was established to furnish industry with U.S. Customs NAFTA documents. The FlashFAX contains approximately 200 documents selected from a menu presented to the caller. The requested document(s) are then automatically transmitted to the caller's facsimile machine.
 The NAFTA FlashFAX system, which previously operated with four incoming lines, had been handling 250 calls per day.
 In addition to the FlashFAX queries, Customs staff are fielding over 500 calls per day on the trade pact.
 U.S. importers can reach the Customs NAFTA FlashFAX by calling 202-927-1697.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Duchesne of the U.S. Customs Service, 202-927-2206/


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