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 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

In the annual report for the fiscal year 2016, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund mentioned that it had provided a loan for expanding a biscuit factory in the Saudi city of Riyadh. The financial amount of the loan was estimated at circa SR 64 million (circa USD 17 million).
As no inception date was provided for this state aid, the most conservative date, i.e. 31 December 2016, 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.


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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234 Bakery products
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190531 Sweet biscuits
190532 Waffles and wafers
190540 Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products
239 Food products n.e.c.
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190590 Other

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