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Vietnam considers higher cement export tariff

20 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has reportedly proposed that the government consider increasing the export tariffs for clinker to 10 per cent from five per cent, according to Vietnam News. The MoF explained that exports of cement and clinker are not sustainable as their production uses non-renewable sources. Cement and clinker producers in Vietnam are also making use of a low electricity tariff.

Philippines notifies WTO of import investigation

27 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has notified the World Trade Organisation of its preliminary investigation to determine whether cement imports are causing or threatening to cause serious injury to the domestic industry, according to the Manila Bulletin.  In an initial review, the DTI noted that import surges are negatively affecting the competitiveness of local manufacturers. If the investigation shows positive results, it could result in provisional safeguards such...

TCL and Arawak Cement seek redress over reduced import tariffs

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and its Barbados-based subsidiary Arawak Cement Ltd are reported to have filed legal action against the Government of Barbados, accusing it of breaking the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) single market and economy, according to Barbados Today. Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader, Mia Mottley, explained that the lawsuit was lodged last Friday with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). "These people are going in the original jurisdiction against the G...

Azerbaijan: custom duty on cement increases

03 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Imported cement into Azerbaijan is subject to a higher customs duty as of 3 November. The Cabinet of Ministers announced that the new duties will be valid for two years. According to the amendment, customs duty has been set at US$0.07 for 1kg of Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, superphosphate cement and analogical hydraulic cements, coloured or uncoloured cement, finished or clinker cement and gypsum. Previously Azerbaijan applied a fixed import duty of 15 per cent of th...

Ethiopia: Dangote plant attracted with cheap power deal

08 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote’s decision to establish a 2.5Mta cement plant in Ethiopia was motivated by a government guarantee of cheap electricity, Muhammadu Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, has claimed at a meeting of Nigeria’s National Council on Development Planning. In a speech reported in the Premium Times, the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor said that Dangote was promised a price of US$0.03/kWh if it would agree to build a plant in Ethiopia. This price is half the US$0.06 paid by consumers in the coun...

India: cement industry worried over move on freight tariff

27 February 2013, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement sector has expressed concern about the Railway Ministry’s proposal to pass on the rising costs of fuel on to the freight tariff. Apart from the potential to drive up freight costs, industry representatives were worried about the “uncertainty” this would introduce into the freight cost. N Srinivasan, vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements, said the move “leaves the industry in suspense” on the “frequency and basis of hike.” It is as if the freight hike will be...

Liberia: implications of rice, cement tariff reduction

10 January 2013, Published under Cement News

On 4th January  2013, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president, issued executive orders Nos 45 and 46 with immediate effect suspending tariffs on rice and cement. The intention is to ensure a simultaneous reduction in the market price of rice and cement. In the interest of national reconstruction and development the government decided to re-instituting the suspension of the protective tariff on cement by wavering the US$2 protective tariff. It also aims at encouraging the establishment of local in...