Canacem to fight Russian cement imports

Canacem to fight Russian cement imports
Published: 24 August 2004

Mexico’s national cement chamber Canacem aims to launch a legal offensive against local company CDM (Comercio para el Desarrollo Mexicano), which is trying to import cement from Russia, El Financiero reports.  The federal customs agency has embargoed CDM’s ship the Mary Nour at Altamira port as it determines whether the company has the proper permits to unload its 27,000t of cement.

In response, CDM is trying to unload its cargo through another company that already has proper permits - Maquinaria, Carros y Camiones, the paper quoted Canacem director Osmín Rendón as saying. "This once again shows the lack of respect these so-called businessmen have for Mexican law," he was quoted as saying.

Canacem represents Mexico’s largest cement makers, including Cemex, Holcim Apasco, GCC Cemento, Lafarge Cementos and Cementos Moctezuma.