KSA wins anti-dumping case against India

Updated 14 January 2014
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KSA wins anti-dumping case against India

Saudi Arabia has won an anti-dumping case on petrochemical exports to India, Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Sunday.
“The ministry’s efforts, in coordination with the Saudi-based Chemanol Company, helped in ending the investigation launched by the Indian authorities,” he said.
He said New Delhi has agreed not to impose anti-dumping duties on Chemanol, the Kingdom’s only exporter of pentaerythritol. India had launched an investigation against the Saudi company on May 22, 2012 in light of complaints raised by local producers.
Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, president of the Export Development Center, commended Indian authorities for adopting a realistic and positive approach to end anti-dumping cases against Saudi petrochemical exports.
“This will benefit end users of products made of petrochemicals in India and boost India’s exports,” Al-Zamil told Arab News. “We have won almost all antidumping cases thanks to the efforts of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman and Al-Rabiah,” he said.
Al-Rabiah highlighted the role played by the Saudi Embassy in New Delhi in solving the problem by coordinating with Indian authorities.
During the investigation, Chemanol was able to prove that it was not selling the product on a dumping rate as claimed by Indian firms.
During the recently concluded Saudi-Indian Joint Commission meeting, the Kingdom raised the issue again in a bid to remove obstacles facing bilateral trade.
“We are following up with similar cases faced by Saudi companies in India to boost Saudi exports to India,” the minister said.
In a previous statement, Prince Abdul Aziz, assistant minister of petroleum and mineral resources and head of the Saudi team dealing with anti-dumping cases, said the 18 cases filed against the Kingdom’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) exports by some European countries, China, India and Turkey have been resolved through negotiations.


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.