Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Jean Lucien Bussa Tongba has extended a measure restricting imports of grey cement, clinkers (and selected other commodities) in the western part of the country for 12 months, effective 3 September 2018.
The extension of this measure comes after an evaluation meeting with the Federation of Enterprises of Congo (FEC). It is part of the protection of local industries against smuggling, fraud and other illicit transactions that characterise imports of these products.
According to the Ministry of Commerce, offenders will be exposed to the law given the necessary provisions made for its application in all of its rigour. For its part, the FEC, in a letter addressed to the Minister of State for Commerce, thanked the government for safeguarding the industries of the country. The employers believe that this decision will contribute to the development of local industries and strengthen a frank collaboration between the Congolese government and the FEC.