ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2016
In the annual report for the fiscal year 2016, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund mentioned that it had provided a loan amounting to SR 64 million (circa USD 17 million) for the expansion of a biscuit factory.
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Saudi Industrial Development Fund. Annual Report 2016. https://www.sidf.gov.sa/en/MediaCenter/AnnualReport/SIDF%20Annual%20Report_English_Web_2016.pdf
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.