Investigation into cement dumping from Pakistan to go ahead
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa would investigate a claim that Portland cement from Pakistan was being dumped on the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market, causing material injury to the SACU industry concerned.
This investigation followed an application by cement manufacturers Afrisam, Lafarge, NPC Cimpor and PPC, the commission said in a notice published in the government gazette last week.
The allegation of dumping was based on a number of factors from which the commission found that there was prima facie proof of material injury, a threat of material injury and causal link.
The investigation would focus mainly on bagged Portland cement.