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DTI increases anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese imports

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has slapped provisional anti-dumping duties as high as 32 per cent on specific Portland cement brands from Vietnam to the Philippines, as these were found to be causing "serious injury" to local cement manufacturers. In a statement on Sunday, the DTI said a preliminary determination showed that nine out of 16 Vietnamese exporters of Type 1 cement and four out of 12 exporters of Type 1P cement have been dumping cement in the Philippines. T...

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...

Central America sees dramatic rise in Vietnamese cement imports

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Central American cement imports have grown the most in recent years from Vietnam, given that in 2016 no significant purchases were reported, Vietnam raised its share to 30 per cent of the total cement imported between January and September 2020. During the first nine months of 2020, Turkey accounted for 18 per cent of cement imports to the region, Mexico eight per cent, Barbados four per cent, South Korea two per cent,  Peru one per cent, Colombia one per cent and the United States one per...

Rock Hard Cement to temporarily close operations

04 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Rock Hard Cement, a Trinidad-based cement importer, is expected to close its operations for one month from Monday. The company has attributed the closure to the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s new policy which went into effect on 1 January. The policy introduced a quota, import licensing regime and registration system for grey and other types of hydraulic cement. The system is expected to last for a three-year period and implement a maximum quota of 75,000t of imports for all contractors...

Uzbekistan resumes cement imports

26 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has resumed the import of cement after the goverment’s 22 May resolution, reports Central Asia News. On 23 April the country had temporarily suspended the import of cement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The measure was put in place to support domestic producers following a decline in demand as construction activity was halted.

Philippines sees 64% increase in cement imports for 1Q19

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The domestic cement industry of the Philippines has reported a 64 per cent increase in imports during the first quarter of 2019. Data presented during the first public hearing conducted by the Tariff Commission on the cement import safeguard measure showed total cement imports of 1.74Mt from 1.06Mt in the 1Q18, according to The Manilla Bulletin. Imports reportedly continued to rise despite the imposition of the provisional PHP8.40/bag (US$0.16/bag) safeguard duty imposed in February this ...

Egyptian cement exports decline in the 2M19

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement exports declined in value to US$19m in the first two months of 2019 compared with US$23m of the year-ago period, according to the Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM). In February alone, exports fell 11.1 per cent YoY to US$8m from US$9m. The same month saw the country export to 26 countries, including five new markets, Japan, Cyprus, Slovenia, Spain, France and China. Libya is ranked at the top of cement importing countries, according to the report. Imports incre...

Philippine imports pass quality tests

30 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Philippine government has confirmed that all of the country’s cement imports have passed quality tests after the implementation of an administrative order by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). "In the review of implementation of the revised DTI Department Administrative Order 17-06:2017, governing the procedure in testing the standard compliance of all imported cement, we found 100 percent compliance where all shipments of imported cement passed the post shipment tests conduc...

Devki Group complains of substandard imports flood

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Devki Group's Chairperson, Narendra Raval, has spoken out against imported cement that is disrupting the Kenyan cement market and has criticised the Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KBS) and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) for not taking action to protect local producers. Narendra Raval said: "Those importing to Kenya are not monitored. Their cement is substandard and below the normal 50kg. This is killing the local industry."  Mr Raval questioned why the KBS and KAM is not ...

Ministry of Commerce: Cambodia will not ban cement imports

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, Seang Thai reported that Cambodia imported 1.9Mt of cement in 2016 and the opening of the country's largest cement factory last week will still not lessen the need for cement imports. "Cement imports are still highly important for construction, because our cement supply is not sufficient to meet construction growth," Seang Thai said. “We are part of a free market now, and we have to build up our capacity to compete in this market – we cannot ban...