Philippines: The Tariff Commission has delayed a public hearing on the formal investigation on the imposition of safeguard measure on cement imports. The meeting was scheduled to take place in early May 2019, according to the Philippine Star newspaper. The commission said it was postponed in order to give it time to visit plants and check its data.
The investigation started in February 2019 to check whether a provisional safeguard duty imposed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) should remain in place. The DTI applied a US$4/t tariff in the form of a cash bond on imported cement in mid-January 2019 for a period of 200 days in response to a surge in imports.