Cement

For cement’s massive carbon footprint, some concrete steps

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2019

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What’s wrong with the cement industry?

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

ABOUT the cement industry-which is so essential to our country’s physical and infrastructure development and yet so unsatisfactory as it is now-the Aquino administration must do better than the previous one.

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Should govt give incentives to new players?

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

This undated file photo shows a local labor group staging a rally against cement importers who are allegedly committing massive tax fraud.

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Smuggling problem also bugs domestic cement industry

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

Like other industries the cement industry also suffers from the smuggling of the product from abroad. One type of smuggling is outright. This is when importers bring in the product without the government knowing. The other type is undervaluation and misdeclaration. Misdeclaration is when the real amount of imported cement is declared to be much…

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A cement cartel exists, so government acts to break it

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

A 2007 article written by Rafaelita Aldaba, a senior research fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), cites a study of the cement industry showing that imports arising from trade liberalization do not have a favorable effect on domestic firms and do not bring down local prices. She noted that cement firms are…

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Govt sees manipulation

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

IS there a cement cartel? Why are cement prices so high? No one really knows who’s telling the truth. The producers say they are doing nothing wrong, and that the price of cement here is less than that in Brunei, India, Indonesia and even Japan.

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Philippine cement prices said to be among the highest in E. Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2010

CEMENT PRICES in the Philippines are among the highest in East Asia, Board of Investments (BoI) data showed. The data were made public late on Friday, a week after the 2010 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) was unveiled with provisions granting incentives to new entrants into the cement industry which the state agency said would encourage…

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Keep cement tariff at zero

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2010

Last week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warned cement makers that the government would impose a price cap on the construction material barring a return to normal price levels.

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Cement, wheat still duty-free

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2009

The technical level of the Committee on Tariff and Related Matters has endorsed the extension of the zero duties on cement and food wheat imports for another six months in a bid to lower prices of the commodities.

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DTI queried on entry of China cement imports

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2009

Questions were being raised over the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) decision to allow into the country the initial shipment of cement imported from China despite the absence of an official document that would show compliance of the shipment to local quality and safety standards.

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Trade department to lift zero duty on cement

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2009

The Department of Trade and Industry said it will not extend the zero duty on cement since its price has not gone down since its implementation.

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No shutdown for Holcim Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2009

Makati City, Philippines — Leading cement company Holcim Philippines said today that it has no plans to cease operations in any of its cement plants. 

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Holcim to freeze operations on weak demand

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2009

Holcim Philippines Inc. announced they will be shutting down their plant for six weeks as demand for cement continues to weaken.

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Cement industry pins hope of rebound this year on massive govt infra spending

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2009

PLANS for massive infrastructure spending to stimulate the economy in 2009 have given hope for the beleaguered cement industry to make a rebound this year and achieve a modest 2-percent growth.

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