Govt. slaps 25.8% duty on cement imports.

Govt. slaps 25.8% duty on cement imports.
Published: 05 January 2004

Jamaica's government has approved a 25.8 per cent duty increase on imported cement, which pushes the total duty to 40.8 per cent. The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission recommended the additional duty after investigating a complaint filed in October by Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCL) against cement importer Arc Systems, claiming that Arc was importing dumped Portland grey cement from Egypt, and that they, along with Mainland International, which imported primarily from China and Argentina, were hurting its operations, the reports said.  The reports add the duty is a provisional one and will last an initial 200 days, until a further determination is made.