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 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

In 2011, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund published its Annual Report for the year 2010. The report mentions four joint-venture projects with France worth 2 billion SAR (ca. 533 million USD) for the construction of four plants producing benzene, kerosene, gasoline, diesel, coke, paraxylene, propylene, liquid petroleum gas, liquid sulfur, mixed xylene and untreated petroleum gas. The plants shall be located in Jubail.
As no inception date was provided for this state aid, the most conservative date, i.e. 31 December 2010, 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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331 Coke & semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat; retort carbon
2704 Coke and semicoke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon.
270400 Coke and semicoke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon.
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
271019 Other
271020 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the bas
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2707 Oils and other products of the distillation of high temperature coal tar; similar products in which the weight of the aromatic constituents exceeds that of the nonaromatic constituents.
270740 Naphthalene
270750 Other aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures of which 65 % or more by volume (including losses) distils at 250 ?C by the ASTM D 86 method

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