IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 29 Mar 2009 | Removal date: 27 Sep 2010
Still in force

Export ban

On 29 March 2009 the Trade Minister of Egypt introduced a ban on cement exports until 1 October 2009 as part of measures to 'control the market' due to increasing local prices.
In a subsequent statement on 16 July 2009 the Minister extended the export ban on grey clinker and grey portland cement until 1 October 2010. The justification for this move given by the government is rising local demand due to 'continuing activity in the construction sector, which was not markedly affected by the global financial crisis." 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

374 Plaster, lime & cement
2523 Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
252310 Cement clinkers
252321 White cement, whether or not artificially coloured
252329 Other
252390 Other hydraulic cements

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