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Glass producer opposes maximum extension of safeguard measures

Post Time:Oct 21,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:406

World’s leading glass producer Guardian Industries Corp. has strongly opposed the petition of Asahi Glass Philippines for a maximum extension of safeguard measures for a total of 10 years and instead urged the Philippine government to impose anti-dumping or tariff rate quota to targetted countries that clearly dumped clear float and tinted float glass products into the country.

In a position paper submitted to the Tariff Commission, the American-owned glass manufacturer said the petition for AGP for four more years of safeguard measures or a maximum of ten years has no basis for continued protection because the six-year relief enjoyed by the company has already put the company into a competitive operation.

“The Tariff Commission and DTI should consider more selective approaches to providing relief, should they decide continued relief is warranted,” said Guardian, one of the world's largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products for building materials and automotive glass. The Michigan-based Guardian has proposed the imposition of anti-dumping or the imposition of a tariff rate quota to the country’s predominant suppliers of glass.

China and Indonesia are the predominant suppliers of clear float glass and tinted for float glass.

Source: www.mb.com.phAuthor: shangyi

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