IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

NFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 31 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

In 2014, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund published its Annual Report for the year 2013. The report mentions a 94 million SAR (ca. 25 million USD) loan for the construction of a rock wool insulator plant in Yanbu.
As no inception date was provided for this state aid, the most conservative date, i.e. 31 December 2013, is assumed.
 
The Saudi Industrial Development Fund
The Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) was established in 1974 to provide financing and support for Saudi Arabia's private industry through medium- and long-term loans. The funds are meant to upgrade, expand and create new branches of the country's industry. Since its establishment, the SIDF has provided until the end of 2014 nearly 118 billion SAR (ca. 31.5 billion USD) of loans, with 45.4 billion SAR going to the chemical sector and 20.1 billion SAR to the manufacture of consumer products (cf. 2014 Annual Report).
 
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
6806 Slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools; exfoliated vermiculite, expanded clays, foamed slag and similar expanded mineral materials; mixtures and articles of heatinsulating, soundinsulating or soundabsorbing mineral materials, other than those o
680610 Slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools (including intermixtures thereof), in bulk, sheets or rolls
680690 Other

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