Vietnam lowers import tariffs on clinker

Vietnam lowers import tariffs on clinker
Published: 06 January 2005

Vietnam has just slashed the tariff on clinker imported from non-ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries to 10 per cent from 25 per cent. Vietnam is predicted to import around 6Mt of cement this year, mainly due to low production capacity of local cement companies, the Vietnam National Cement Corporation said, noting that it imported nearly 3Mt of clinker, mainly from Thailand in 2004.