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Kazakhstan lifts import restrictions

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan has lifted the restriction on cement imports from third countries, Trend reports. As a result, cement clinkers, Portland cement, alumina and hydraulic cements are allowed to be imported into the country. The lifting is expected to benefit the demand in the western regions and reduce the price of cement in Kazakhstan. The ban was introduced on 30 April 2021 by the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development to support local cement producers. However, cement prices in...

Supreme Court exempts cement industry from petcoke import ban

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Supreme Court has finalised a ban on petcoke imports with exemptions for some key industrial users, including the cement sector. In a ruling released this weekend, the court agreed to put into place recommendations from the court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention & Control Authority (EPCA) to limit imports only to those industries using coke as a feedstock or in the manufacturing process, not as a fuel. The EPCA had listed those industries as cement, lime kilns, calcium c...

Zimbabwe: PPC calls for import ban

15 March 2017, Published under Cement News

In 2016 the Zimbabwean government introduced a 25 per cent duty on every 100t of imported cement to discourage cheap imports. However, according to PPC Zimbabwe, imports continue to enter the country. “In addition to liquidity challenges, we continue to face pressure from cheap imports. Government has tried to assist by introducing duty on imported cement, but the reality on the ground is that imports continue to pour in, particularly from Zambia,” PPC Zimbabwe Managing Director, Kelibone...

India: Ruling BJP party leader calls for Pakistan cement ban

06 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Subramanian Swamy, leader of the BJP, has called on his colleague, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to ban the import of cement from Pakistan, the Economic Times reports. "I request you to ban import of cement into the country not only in the interest of growth and sustenance of domestic cement industry but also in keeping with the imperatives of national security. Ban of import from Pakistan will be in the interest of the country's security in the present juncture," Mr Swamy said in a lette...

Ghana: ban on imports

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

With concerns registered by trade groups in the country, the importation of cement to Ghana will be banned following a change to the Import and Export Regulations Bill. The new Bill will outlaw bagging and importation of cement to Ghana starting from 5 August 2016. Due to Ghana’s cooperation with the ECOWAS trade agreements, this new regulation will exempt imports from ECOWAS-member countries. Those looking to import cement from non-ECOWAS-member countries will have to apply for renewable...

Ghana: Dangote appeals for ban on Chinese imports

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote has called on the government of Ghana to ban imports of Chinese cement, warning that the measure is necessary to save local producers from collapse, Ghanaweb reports. In addition to the economic impact of such imports, Dangote also claimed that Chinese cement was not subject to proper quality checks and as such could put consumers at risk. Joseph Abo, sales and marketing manager of Dangote Cement, said the use of this cement meant Ghana was “building our death traps”. Tor Nygar...

Iraq promises to remove Iran import ban

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Iraq has promised to remove the ban placed on Iranian cement imports, according to Adolreza Sheikhan, secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association. Following meetings between Iranian and Iraqi officials, Baghdad promised to give priority to Iranian exports once the general ban on cement import is removed, Mr Sheikhan said. Iran's cement and clinker exports witnessed a 20 per cent fall in the last fiscal year (ended 20 March), now standing at 15Mt.

Israel complaint over Egyptian circumvention of Gaza cement ban

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Israeli government has filed an official complaint with its counterpart in Cairo after Egypt permitted the import of cement into Gaza, reports the Middle East Monitor. News services report that this has provoked considerable anger within the Israeli security establishment, who view the Egyptian move as running counter to its efforts at collaboration with the Palestinian Authority. They also point out that it may violate a UN agreement whereby the international body monitors cement use...

Ghana to limit cement imports

18 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana has moved to ban imports of cement into the country. The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has backed the initiative, arguing that the ban will protect the local industry which already has an excess of capacity. In March, this year the Ministry of Trade and Industry proposed imposing a ceiling on the annual importation of cement into Ghana through a legislative instrument. The sector minister Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, who announced the decision to...