Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL), having won the first round of a fight over Vulcan-made cement, is now questioning the basis of the final ruling by the anti-dumping commission that there was no threat to the local industry and has signalled that it intends to challenge the decision.
The cement maker said its course of action will be determined after review of the commission’s ’statement of reasons’ which is yet to be published.
The law allows for rulings to be challenged in the Supreme Court, but Caribbean Cement has not said whether it will be going that route.
The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) in April had determined that Vulcan-made cement was being dumped on the Jamaica market at a margin of 59.7 per cent, but in a final determination published July 9, the commissioners said the product posed no threat to the local industry.
Caribbean Cement is the sole manufacturer of the product in Jamaica.