Pakistan's exports to South Africa fall after anti-dumping duty

Pakistan's exports to South Africa fall after anti-dumping duty
18 April 2019

Pakistan’s cement exports to South Africa have significantly fallen over the last two years as a result of the anti-dumping duty imposed by the South African government, according to Mohammad Rafiq Memon, chairman of the Pakistan-South Africa Business Forum (PSABF). The value of cement exports to the country has reportedly decreased to around US$100-150m from US$700m recorded prior to the imposition of the duty.

"We are trying our best to get this issue resolved but Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce also has to send a delegation to South Africa in order to convince the authorities to review and waive this anti-dumping duty on cement," said Mr Memon at a meeting during the visit of a South African delegation to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

However, the PSABF chairman was optimistic that the South African government would review the anti-dumping duty on cement imports and that the situation is likely to improve by 2020, providing that the Ministry of Commerce takes up the issue with the relevant authority in South Africa, according to the Business Recorder.

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