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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...

Philippines set to test all cement imports

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement import rules have been changed in the Philippines, according to the Manila Bulletin. All cement importation will now have to undergo stricter testing procedures designed to determine whether the cement meets the standards required under Philippines law, irrespective of whether it has undertaken pre-shipment inspection or not. Previously, an attempt had been made to give green lane privilege to local cement manufacturers. However, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has r...

DTI campaign against 'substandard' cement imports receives backing

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement importers put their support behind the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) campaign to prevent the entry of 'substandard' imported cement into the Philippines, reports the Business Mirror. In a news statement, Col Dani Enriquez (Ret), also the executive director of the Philippine Cement Importers Association (PCIA), stated that cement importers are one with the DTI to restrict the entrance of substandard cement in the country. "We are categorically against importation of sub...

Côte d’Ivoire imports 150,000t of cement

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

To address the current shortage of cement and rising prices, Côte d’Ivoire’s government has decided to import 150,000t of cement between April and July 2017, according to Industry and Mining Minister, Jean-Claude Brou, and the Minister of Commerce, Crafts and SMEs, Souleymane Diarrassouba. Imports will be carried out by cement producers who will start imports by receiving 36,000t between 12-16 May and 25,000t on 25 May. A further 64,000t will be imported in June and the final 25,000t are ...

United States: Maine representatives call for vigilance over McInnis plant

16 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Congressional representatives for the state of Maine have written to US Trade Representative, Maria Pagan, calling on her to ensure that cement imports from McInnis’s new Port-Daniel-Gascons plant do not unfairly compete with domestic firms. In a letter to Ms Pagan, the four representatives state that McInnis’s project has received support from the government of Quebec which could be in violation of Canada’s international obligations under WTO rules. The letter specifically cites the c...

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...