BANGLADESH - Cement manufacturers want cuts in import duty on clinker

  • 12 June 2020
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BANGLADESH - Cement manufacturers want cuts in import duty on clinker
The cement manufacturers have sought a 60% cut in import duty on clinker and waiver on existing loan interest, to recover from the losses they suffered since the COVID-19 outbreak.

TURKEY - Cement export from Turkey to Georgia down

TURKEY - Cement export from Turkey to Georgia down
Export of cement from Turkey to Georgia decreased by 8.17% from January through April 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, amounting to $12.8 million, Turkey’s Ministry of Trade have stated.

VIETNAM - Cement, clinker exports drop due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • 6 April 2020
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VIETNAM - Cement, clinker exports drop due to COVID-19 pandemic

Exports witnessed strong decreases of nearly 40 percent in quantity and 20 percent in value compared to the same period last year due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a global price decline.

ARMENIA - government proposes to extend “restrictions” on cement imports from Iran

  • 23 March 2020
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ARMENIA - government proposes to extend “restrictions” on cement imports from Iran
The government of Armenia is proposing to extend the "restrictions" on cement imports from Iran and a number of other countries because of the unprecedented fall in prices for this product in the market. Babken Tunyan, chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the National Assembly, said this during the committee meeting to debate on the package of bills on amendments to the Law on State Duty.

OMAN - Commerce Ministry to ensure no cement shortage

  • 23 March 2020
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OMAN - Commerce Ministry to ensure no cement shortage
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) in Muscat will take measures to ensure there is no shortage of cement in the market. A notice issued by MOCI commented on the social media posts on cement shortage in some regions and said, "The Ministry will coordinate with Omani cement companies to ensure supply in all areas and look at an increase in operational capacity to cover shortages, if any."
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