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 145 million SAR (ca. 38.7 million USD) loan for the expansion of a steel plant in Dammam. The factory produces bent and threaded steel as well as internally coated pipes.
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.
The list of affected trading partners is based on the 4-digit HS codes 7305 and 7318 as well as 6-digit HS code 732690.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730511 Longitudinally submerged arc welded
730512 Other, longitudinally welded
730519 Other
730520 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
730531 Longitudinally welded
730539 Other
730590 Other
429 Other fabricated metal products
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731812 Other wood screws
731814 Selftapping screws
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731819 Other
731821 Spring washers and other lock washers
731822 Other washers
731824 Cotters and cotterpins
731829 Other
7326 Other articles of iron or steel.
732690 Other

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