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Korea's white cement levy on Egypt begins

20 November 2023, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s anti-dumping duty on white Portland cement from Egypt has begun. The 72.23 per cent levy started on 15 November 2023 and will last for four months. The move is designed to protect Korea’s local industry from imports after Korean white cement producer Union filed a complaint to the Korea Trade Commission in March this year against Egypt’s Royal El Minya Cement and Albatros International Cement Trading. Union stated that cheap imports from Egypt were negatively affecting i...

Philippines producers lose appeal to extend import duty

18 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Tariff Commission (TC) in the Philippines has declined an appeal by local cement producers to extend the customs duty on imported cement. According to the Manila Bulletin, the three-year customs duty designed to safeguard the local industry from imports is due to expire in October 2022. Although the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) lodged a request with the TC to extend the tariff, the request was denied as the TC found that there was “no imminent threat” from ...

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...