Commission extends time to rule on cement-dumping claim, Jamaica

Commission extends time to rule on cement-dumping claim, Jamaica
Published: 11 August 2010

Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) says it will need more time to determine whether cement imported from the Dominican Republic has been dumped and has given itself an additional 45 days within which to rule on the matter.

A preliminary determination of the complaint by the domestic cement manufacturer, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, was due by July 29, in keeping with the normal 90-day provision of law.

That time frame can, however, be extended under special circumstances, such as that now being pleaded by the ADSC.

"The extension is due to the difficulty of obtaining satisfactory evidence in the investigation and other administrative and procedural challenges that made it unusually difficult for the commission to decide within the 90 days," the commissioners said in a statement.