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Western Cape provincial government challenges cement import ban

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Western Cape provincial government has reportedly challenged the recent decision by the National Treasury to ban the use of imported cement for state-awarded contracts, saying there was no consultation before the decision, according to Business Day. The provincial government noted that the ban is likely to cause price hikes and therefore, make projects more expensive. The move came after local cement producers argued that cheap imports were harming their businesses. The b...

Kazakhstan bans cement imports

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development has signed an order on the regulation of cement imports. The order introduces a ban on the import on certain types of cement from countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union for a period of six months with effect from 16 April, according to Kazakhstan Newsline.

Iraq ban challenges Iran cement industry

19 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Iraqi government has passed a bill banning the imports of Iranian cement to protect its domestic cement industry. Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, the deputy head of the Association of Cement Industry Entrepreneurs, said that Iran's cement exports to Iraq amounted to some 7Mt or around 60 per cent of Iranian exports last year. Mr Lotfi said that the only solution is to look for new markets, such as Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.