Between 18.7% and 28% of the 936 companies -which reached a total of 2,328 in 1987- disappeared, as a result of the 1995 law that gradually derogated the incentives associated with that section of the Internal Revenue Code. (Archivo / GFR Media)

Washington - An analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research stated that the elimination of section 936 from the federal Internal Revenue Code reduced Puerto Rico's average manufacturing wage by 16.7 percent and the number of manufacturing companies by up to 28 percent.

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