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Ukrainian cement prices could be set to rise

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The introduction of antidumping duties on imports of Turkish cement could lead to a 50 per cent increase in prices for Ukrainian products, as well as an increase in prices for repairs, housing and construction of infrastructure facilities, according to the former state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), Ahia Zahrebelska. "Two years ago, the Ministry of Economy introduced duties on Russian, Belarusian and Moldovan cement, as a result of which the price for Ukrain...

Ukraine launches antidumping investigation into cement imports

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has launched an antidumping investigation into the import of cement from Turkey, according to Business World.  The commission reportedly received a complaint from Dyckerhoff Cement Ukraine, Kryvyi Rih Cement, Mykolaivcement, Podilsky Cement, and Cement LLC with the support of Ivano-Frankivskcement. According to the applicant, during the observation period (2017-19), the import of cement in absolute terms increased by 809 per...

Ukraine’s cement output slips in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Ukraine decreased by 0.5 per cent in 2019 when compared to 2018 and by 4.9 per cent when compared with 2017. Cement production reached 8.89Mt in 2019. The fall was attributed to the exit of HeidelbergCement from the market as well as the introduction of antidumping duties on Russian and Belarus imports.

Ukrainian capacity utilisation on the rise

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Antidumping duties on Portland cement and clinker from Belarus, Moldova and Russia introduced by the Ukrainian government last summer have led to an increase in output and capacity utilisation in Ukraine’s cement plants, according to Interfax-Ukraine. "We regard this step as positive, which allowed us to increase the load of enterprises and output of marketable products. Now our capacities are 90 per cent loaded," said Mykola Kruts, the chairman of the board of Ivano-Frankivskcement.

Ukraine set to introduce new antidumping duties on imports

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s interdepartmental commission for international trade has decided to introduce antidumping duties on imported cement clinker and Portland cement of 115 per cent for goods originating in Russia, 57 per cent for Belarus and 94.5 per cent for Moldova, according to the Economic Development and Trade Ministry. The duties will reportedly be levied for five years. The final antidumping duty will be charged as a percentage of the customs value and in addition to the import duty. The duty ...

Pakistan exports hit Punjab and Himachal plants

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, have called for 11 per cent duty on imports from Pakistan as they see capacity utilisation levels fall to 75 per cent. They have also suggested capping of entry points and ports for cement imports into India as additional safeguards against cement dumping from Pakistan. Of a total cement demand of 8Mta in Punjab, imports are now as high as 1.5Mta, rising by 24 per cent YoY in the quarter ended March 2018. The majority of imports are from ...

Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian and Belarus exports, but this is the first time when Ukraine called products from Moldova into questio...

Lucky Cement not to proceed with court challenge

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has decided to drop its South African court challenge regarding the imposition of anti-dumping duties by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) on Portland cement imports originating from Pakistan. The company said it had instead decided to put its faith in the Pakistan government's approach to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge and revoke the anti-dumping duties. Muhammad Faisal, the financial director of Lucky Cement, confirmed to Business Rep...

Pakistan challenges SA anti-dumping duty decision

20 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce has initiated World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings to challenge South African decision to impose preliminary anti-dumping duty on the import of Pakistani cement.   Earlier this year, South Africa authorities (ITAC) imposed duties on various Pakistani cement exporters ranging from 15-68 per cent. The South African government considered that these imports were causing injury to the local cement industry.   The basis of Pakistan's argu...

Texas Industries asks Commerce to probe Greece, Republic of Korea imports

28 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Texas Industries, through its subsidiary TXI Operations, submitted a letter on 24 August 2012 to the Department of Commerce and the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center, asking that Commerce self-initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of "unfairly priced" Portland cement from Greece and the Republic of Korea into the Texas region, USA. TXI believes that imports from Greece and Korea are being sold at less than fair value (ie, dumped) and benefit from government subsid...