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DTI reviews cement import duty

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered that, for the second year of the three-year implementation period of the safeguard measure against imported cement, a PHP9.80 (US$0.2) duty will be imposed on every 40kg bag of imported cement or PHP245/t. The second-year duty covers cement imports from various countries from 22 October 2020 to 21 October 2021, according to the Manila Bulletin. For the first year, the DTI imposed a safeguard duty of PHP10/40kg bag and ...

DTI and Phinma agreement on labelling guidelines

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In light of the new renewed labelling conventions for cement products in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Phinma group affirm their commitment in providing quality products for Filipino customers at a fair and competitive price. The DTI and Phinma are in full agreement that this clarity of labelling convention will help customers select the cement products they prefer. Phinma group’s subsidiary Philcement will adjust from the old guidelines to the new ru...

CeMAP appeals the reduction of import safeguard duty

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has submitted an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), asking it to postpone the reduction of the PHP10/bag (US$0.21) safeguard duty and instead raise it to PHP12/bag. Under a DTI order made on 27 August 2019, the PHP10/bag definitive safeguard measure on imported cement from specific countries will decrease by PHP1/bag each year until the third year. Therefore, the duty was due to go down to PHP9/bag by 22 No...