Panama: New Cement Additives Plant

50% of production from the Cemex additive plant inaugurated in Panama will be destined for the local market, and the remaining 50% will be exported.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The cement company said that its objective is to supply the construction industry in Panama, in addition to exporting to Central America and the Caribbean, which is why it decided to settle in Panama Pacifico.

Prensa.com reports that "... with the Cemex Admixtures plant, Panama will stop importing raw materials and finished products, such as unpluversied cement (clinker) for cement production."

The new plant comes in the context of the trade dispute with Colombia, which resulted in the increase of import tariffs on some Colombian products, such as clinker, for which a 30% tariff must now be paid.

Edgar Chang, manager of the plant, explained that "... the company will import raw material for the production of tariff-free additives from other markets where it has subsidiaries, such as Germany." 

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