Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:00

Antidumping Duties on Cement Imports

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has moved to impose antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on cement imports from Pakistan.

  • the provisional duties have been imposed and will be implemented up to and including November 13, 2015
  • the duties affect portland cement manufactured in Pakistan by Lucky Cement, Bestway Cement, DG Khan Cement and Attock Pakistan Cement.
  • the antidumping application was brought to Itac by South African cement producers representing the Southern Africa Customs Union (Sacu) industry. the Sacu producers stated that there had been an 80%-plus increase in imports from Pakistan between 2010 and 2014, with dumped Pakistani imports accounting for more than 98% of all cement imports in 2014.
  • the industry said the cement was being sold at about 48% less than the ex-factory selling price in Pakistan, causing significant injury to the Sacu cement manufacturing industry.