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Pakistan: APCMA calls for federal exise duty reduction

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), in its budget proposal, has recommended a reduction in federal excise duty (FED) to be stepped to zero to alleviate the cost pressure on locally-manufactured cement, which is facing competition from Iranian imports. The Daily Times reports that in the budget proposal sent to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), APCMA Chairman Muhammad Ali Tabba stated that the cement industry is subject to FED at the rate of five per cent of retail price...

Changes needed to Pakistan cement tariffs and tax

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

With domestic cement dispatches dipping in July to 1.73Mt compared with 1.85Mt during same month last year, Pakistan producers witnessed a decline of 6.52 per cent. Furthermore, exports last month were 503,000t against 749,000t during July 2013, a reduction of 32.89 per cent. Total dispatches during July were only 2.23Mt compared to 2.6Mt during same month last year, a decline 14.12 per cent. Now the Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is requesting the government to consider c...

Pakistan September export volumes ahead

28 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan achieved double-digit rises in both export volumes and revenue in September compared to the month before, data from the Bureau of Statistics shows. Exports during September 2013 totalled  919,150t on revenues of US$52.41m compared to 765,917t at US$45.30 in August. This translates into a 20.1 per cent rise in terms of volumes and 15.71 per cent increment in foreign exchange revenue. On a YoY basis, volumes rose by 9.87 per cent compared to 836,585t in September 2012, but the va...

APCMA elects new chairman for 2013-14 term

27 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Muhammad Ali Tabba of Lucky Cement Company Ltd has been unanimously elected as chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) for the 2013-14 term. Sayeed Tariq Saigol of Maple Leaf Cement Factory and Babar Bashir Nawaz of Attock Cement Pakistan  were also unanimously elected senior vice chairman and vice chairman of the association, respectively. Also elected as members of the executive committee are: Muhammad Raza Mansha (DG Khan), Azam Farooque of (Cherat Ceme...

Health and Safety training initiative for Pakistan cement industry

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Pakistan Cement Ltd in collaboration with the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) hosted a Health and Safety Best Practices Training Day on 20 May 2013 for all members of the Pakistan cement industry, to promote the easy and effective integration of safety practices into daily operations . The training day aimed to promote health and safety standards in the industry and follows an agreement signed between Lafarge Pakistan and the APCMA last month to provide t...

Lafarge Pakistan signs health and safety MoU with APCMA

09 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Pakistan and the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a health and safety training and awareness initiative. Mr Amr Reda, CEO of Lafarge Pakistan said in a statement: “The cement industry operates in an environment with multiple types of hazards, making it our priority to ensure the safety of all people working directly and indirectly in it.” The APCMA is encouraging all its members to study and apply these safety sta...

Pakistan exports to India slow

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement over the northeast border of Pakistan to western India have slowed over the past week due to border tension between Islamabad and New Delhi. It has been alleged that trucks carrying cement are being examined carefully and slowly, which has partially affected deliveries, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has said. The issue is exacerbating the concerns of a drop in exports from Pakistan to its neighbour over the past six months. Over July-December...

APCMA re-elects Aizaz Mansoor as chairman

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has re-elected Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh unanimously as Chairman of APCMA in its Annual General Meeting held at APCMA Secretariat, Lahore. According to an announcement issued by the APCMA here on Tuesday Sayeed Tariq Saigol of Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited and Muhammad Ali Tabba of Lucky Cement Limited were also unanimously re-elected as Vice Chairmen of the Association. Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh of Kohat Cement Company Limited has serve...