Impact of Anti-Dumping Duty : New Indigenous Paper Production Unit is coming up in Saudi Market By 2019 End

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Impact of Anti-Dumping Duty: Gulf Ply Paper may Start Commercial Production By 2019 End

Dammam | 4th April 2019 | The Pulp and Paper Times: 

After being imposed of Anti-dumping duty on fluting and uncoated testliner by Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Bureau of Technical Secretariat of Anti - Injurious Practices in International Trade (GCC-TSAIP) effective from 1st May 2019, Saudi paper Manufacturers are feeling the sigh of relief. This step will bring more new production capacities in Saudi and other gulf countries. In this row, the long-awaited project of Gulf Ply Company for Paper Manufacturing Ltd. is expected to start commercially in the end of 2019. 

According to the well-placed sources in the Company, Gulf Ply Paper Company is planning to manufacturer 250 TPD Fluting media/gypsum board and Test liner of high RCT. “The erection work of plant and machinery is started. Gulf Ply has opted the best technology from the renowned supplier around the world like Bellmer and Andritz. The twin-wire machine is being supplied by Bellmer and stock preparation is to be installed by Andritz,” sources informed.

The Gulf Paper Factory (Gulf Ply) was established in 2014 in Dammam by Mr. Mohammed Al Ojaimi. The major activities of Mohammed Al-Ojaimi Group are in economic sectors like Infrastructure construction and industry. 

“The finished deckle of the machine is 3.4 meter and speed is designed to 450 m/min,” sources said. The erection work is being done by Integral Development Engineers Pvt. Ltd. from India.

Brief about Anti Dumping Duty

On March 31, the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Bureau of Technical Secretariat of Anti-Injurious Practices in International Trade (GCC-TSAIP) imposed anti-dumping duties on fluting and uncoated testliner exports from Spain and Poland, starting May 1, 2019, for a period of five years. There are six trade codes mentioned, with recycled liner and recycled fluting below 105 g/m2 exempted. The final dumping margin as a percentage of the CIF value has been determined to be 24.6% for imports from Spain by SAICA and 31% for other Spanish companies and 34% for Polish exporters.  

The GCC consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. Looking at the overall GCC uncoated containerboard trade balance with Europe, including Russia and Turkey, there was about a 200,000 tonne import deficit for 2018, with very little volume coming from GCC to Europe. The majority of exports from Europe in 2018 were recycled containerboard, with only about 50,000 tonnes of virgin containerboard. In the largest export category, recycled liner board, out of 135,000 tonnes of overall imports, Spain accounted for 50,000 tonnes. 

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