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 310 million SAR (ca. 82.5 million USD) loan for the construction of a tyre factory in Yanbu. The factory will produce tyres for passenger cars and minibuses.
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.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

361 Rubber tyres & tubes
4011 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
401110 Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
401120 Of a kind used on buses or lorries
401130 Of a kind used on aircraft
401161 Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines
401162 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm
401163 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm
401169 Other
401192 Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines
401193 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm
401194 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm
401199 Other

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