Taiwan plans to lower cement cap on exports

Taiwan plans to lower cement cap on exports
21 June 2017

The government of Taiwan plans to lower the cap on Taiwan's cement exports from over 20 per cent of total output to 15 per cent to help protect the environment, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Yang Wei-fuu  has said.

In response to concerns that the pursuit of aggressive cement export growth has come at the expense of environment, Yang said the ministry is devising an environmental impact assessment (EIA) policy for the development of the cement industry.

The policy is scheduled to be completed by June 2018 and be submitted to the Environmental Protection Administration.

Yang was speaking at a press briefing on Asia Cement Corp.'s (ACC) mining rights in eastern Taiwan after images of an area in Taroko National Park that was deforested from mining activity by the company came under the spotlight. (Source: Central News Agency, Taiwan).

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