Monthly Archives: September 2004

Local cement producers want safeguard tariffs maintained

(By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat
Manila Bulletin, B-1, September 25, 2004)

Domestic cement manufacturers yesterday pressed for the retention of the safeguards tariff because of the continued external threat posed by imports while the industry is implementing measures to make them competitive.

Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) president Felix Enrico Alfiler stressed this at yesterday’s hearing on the R15.60 per bag safeguard duty imposed on imported cement.

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Cement safeguards more vital than ever, say producers

(By Ronnel W. Domingo
Phil. Daily Inquirer, B-6, September 24, 2004)

A group of cement makers yesterday said that the recent uptrend in the cost of inputs made it more necessary for the government to impose safeguard duties against imports.

Felix Enrico R. Alfiler, president of the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines, said in a statement that the upsurge in cost of coal, diesel fuel and electricity, among others, have made it more difficult for members to make the needed adjustments to be more competitive with low-priced imports.

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