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 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

In 2013, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund published its Annual Report for the year 2012. The report mentions a 600 million SAR (ca. 160 million USD) loan for the construction of a super absorbent polymer plant in Jubail.
As no inception date was provided for this state aid, the most conservative date, i.e. 31 December 2012, 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.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3903 Polymers of styrene, in primary forms.
390311 Expansible
390319 Other
390320 Styreneacrylonitrile (SAN) copolymers
390330 Acrylonitrilebutadienestyrene (ABS) copolymers
390390 Other

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