South Africa has imposed final anti-dumping duties on Portland cement originating in or imported from Pakistan, ranging between 14.29 and 77.15 per cent, effective 18 December 2015. The duties will remain in place for a period of five years, unless a review process takes place.
The decision follows an investigation initiated by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) on 22 August 2014 after local producers AfriSam, Lafarge Industries South Africa, NPC Cimpor and PPC submitted an application on behalf of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) industry.
ITAC’s final determination was that dumping of Portland cement originating in or imported from Pakistan was taking place, the SACU industry was experiencing material injury and a threat of material injury and the injury suffered by the Sacu industry was causally linked to the dumping of Portland cement originating or imported from Pakistan.
It has resulted in ITAC recommending to Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, to impose anti-dumping duties on Lucky Cement (14.29 per cent), Bestway Cement (77.15 per cent), DG Khan Cement (68.87 per cent), Attock Cement (63.53 per cent) and 62.69 per cent on all other exports excluding these four companies.