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 57 million SAR (ca. 15 million USD) loan for the construction of an electric power transformer plant in Dammam.
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

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850410 Ballasts for discharge lamps or tubes
850421 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 650 kVA
850422 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 650 kVA but not exceeding 10,000 kVA
850423 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA
850431 Having a power handling capacity not exceeding 1 kVA
850432 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 1 kVA but not exceeding 16 kVA
850433 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 16 kVA but not exceeding 500 kVA
850434 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 500 kVA
850440 Static converters
850450 Other inductors
850490 Parts

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