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× DTI open to extending safeguard duty on cement

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is open to extend the provisional safeguard duty on cement if the Tariff Commission (TC) takes a longer time to decide on the issue.

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters on Friday that they would study if it was possible to extend the P8.40 duty slapped per bag of imported cement beyond its prescribed timeline.

The DTI slapped the…