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Kenya considers duty increase on imported clinker

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The Kenyan government is considering an increase on duty on imported clinker to rein in trading malpractices. It says some errant cement companies have been abusing the low tax regime of 10 per cent in the region and now wants to take countermeasures to reduce clinker imports. “Some of these cement companies are importing clinker and the same companies are mining clinker and exporting it to neighbouring countries. So we need to come out together to discipline that behaviour because you can...

Kenyan producers oppose National Cement's call for clinker import duty rise

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement Co of Kenya has struck out on its own in asking for an increase on clinker import duty from 10 to 25 per cent. Bamburi Cement, East Africa Portland Cement VCO and Savannah Cement have oppossed the increase suggested by National Cement Chairman, Narendra Raval, at a meeting in Nairobi with the Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM). However, the association the manufacturers to provide data on their grinding and clinker installed capacity, clinker demand and the capacity ...

Sabah considers new plant to ensure clinker supply

06 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Sabah Economic Development Corp (SEDCO) and Cement Industries (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (CIS) are reportedly considering plans to build a clinker plant to ensure supply into the Malaysian state, according to Bernama. Sabah Trade and Industries Minister, Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, confirmed that clinker is currently being imported from Peninsular Malaysia and abroad. "The cost structure for CIS is different from that of cement manufacturers in Peninsular Malaysia due to factors such as raw mate...

Cyclone Fani halts clinker handling in Bangladesh ports

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The handling of imported clinker and other ports in Bangladesh has been suspended due to bad weather caused by cyclonic storm Fani, which is likely to strike the country's coast from today. A large number of vessels laden with imported clinker are at outer anchorage of ports to offload cargo. The necessary precaution advice has been sent to all types of cargo vessels at port. In addition, all seaport officials have been requested to cancel the leave of the employees. Bangladesh Inland Wa...

BCMA requests reduction in clinker import duty

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has requested a reduction in the specific rate duty on clinker imports to either BDT200/t (US$2.37/t) or a fixed duty of five per cent. Cement manufacturers currently pay BDT500/t, according to the Dhaka Tribune. "Usually, the government imposes five per cent import duties on any basic raw material for industries, but the cement industry pays specific taxes higher than the five per cent," the BCMA stated in a letter to the National Boa...

Ghana expects job boost from new factory

16 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Ghana is expecting a jobs boost from the construction of the Tanoso clinker plant later this year. Approximately1800 direct jobs will be created when the factory is completed. President Akufo-Addoo visited the project site on 15 April 2019 in a tour of the region. The Tanoso unit expects to save the country US$700m by significantly reducing the need for clinker imports.

Clinker appetites increasing in Bangladesh

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's clinker imports have been growing in the last five years, apart from in FY15-16, According to the Economic Survey of Bangladesh 2018. The country's cement producers imported US$615m of clinker in FY13-14, which rose to US$766m in last fiscal year of 2017-18. It translates to a growth of about 25 per cent in half-a-decade.   Some 80 per cent of the clinker used for cement production in Bangladesh is imported, according to a local cement producer's report. Due to a lack of minera...

Ukrainian government approves ban on Russian clinker imports

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a ban on the import of clinker originating from the Russian Federation. The decree was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to protect the interests of national economic security and Ukrainian cement producers, according to the government portal. "The introduction of cement clinker in the list of goods prohibited for import is carried out within the policy of economic counteraction to discriminatory actions again...

Kigali Cement to resume operations

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Rwandan cement market is being keenly contested for and the country's second-largest cement plant at Kigali Cement had to recently suspend operations and lay-off staff, according to All Africa. The ARM Cement owned Kigali Cement plant has a capacity of 100,00t and imports clinker from Tanga in Tanzania, but clinker and coal have been in short supply. "For a couple of years, the company has not been producing on a regular basis and to capacity due to limited availability of clinker from...

Cement producers change clinker import route

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in the Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor, Nepal, have started importing clinker from Narayanpur railway station in India after residents in Raxaul barred the transport of clinker citing increased pollution and health hazards. Narayani Cement and Shalimar Cement are bringing in clinker from Narayanpur railway station, some 150km from Raxaul. The cement plants said the consignments have already arrived at the station and are being prepared for transport to Birgunj. Since impo...