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  • Mr. Mahesh K. Desai, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India addressing the audience at the Inauguration of EEPC India Belagavi Chapter held on 23rd July, 2019 in Belagavi, Karnataka. On the dais from left Mr. Avinash Chandra, Yes Bank; Mr. Parag Bhandare, Convener, EEPC India Belagavi Chapter; Mr. J V Patil, ITS, Addl. DGFT, Bengaluru; Mr. Amar Hasilkar, Dy. Convener, EEPC India Belagavi Chapter; Mr. C. H. Nadiger, Regional Director (SR), EEPC India
  • Inauguration of EEPC India Belagavi Chapter held on 23rd July, 2019 in Belagavi, Karnataka. Lighting of the Lamp by the Dignitaries - Mr. Mahesh K Desai, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India (centre). Standing beside him (left) - Mr. Parag Bhandare, Convener, EEPC India Belagavi Chapter; Mr. Amar Hasilkar, Dy. Convener, EEPC India Belagavi Chapter; Mr. Avinash Chandra, Yes Bank; (right) - Mr. J V Patil, ITS, Addl DGFT, Bengaluru and Mr. C H Nadiger, Regional Director (SR), EEPC India
  • Inauguration of EEPC India Belagavi Chapter held on 23rd July, 2019 in Belagavi, Karnataka. Group Photo of the Belagavi Chapter team (Left to Right) - Mr. J V Raja Gopal Rao, Sr. Deputy Director, EEPC India, Bengaluru; Mr. Avinash Chandra, Vice President, Yes Bank; Mr. Lalip Nanda, Yes Bank; Mr Parag Bhandare, Convenor, EEPC India - Belagavi Chapter; Mr. Mahesh K Desai, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. J V Patil, ITS, Addl.DGFT, Bengaluru; Mr. Amar Hashilkar, Dy.Convenor, EEPC India, Belagavi Chapter; Mr. Balachandra D Badan, EEPC India, Belagavi Chapter; Mr. Ashim Kamat, EEPC India, Belagavi Chapter and Mr. C H Nadiger, Regional Director (SR), EEPC India
  • Workshop on Export & Import Procedure held on 24th July, 2019 in Coimbatore. Dignitaries on the Dais - Mr. V Krishna Kumar, President, SIEMA, Coimbatore (Centre); (to his left) - Mr. Venkataraman, Founder, Freight Club; and (to his right) Dr. S Chandrasaker, Head, Coimbatore Chapter
  • Interactive Meeting with Uganda delegation on import of Food Processing Machineries was held in EEPC India SRO, Ahmedabad on 17th July, 2019. The delegation members - Mr. Buyonje Edward Timothy, Managing Director, Timu Timo Bakery & Confectionery, Kampala (right) and Mr. Kabonge Brian, Operations Manager, Brao’z General Enterprises (third from right), have interacted with Mr. Sudhakaran Nair, Deputy Director, EEPC India, SRO Ahmedabad (2nd from right). Mr. Harsh Shah of Civic Traders, Ahmedabad (2nd from left) also seen with Mr. Abhijit Gaikwad, Jr. Assistant, EEPC India, SRO Ahmedabad (left)
  • Mr. K L Dhingra, Regional Chairman (WR), EEPC India meets 4 member Visiting Delegation from Africa led by the Department Trade and Industry (DTI) of Republic of South Africa at Regional Office, EEPC India, Mumbai on 19th July, 2019

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 21 | ISSUE NO. 31 | AUGUST 5, 2019

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Contents

From Chairman’s Pen

OVERSEAS SECTION

Global Business Opportunities

DOMESTIC SECTION

For information about
EEPC INDIA visit :
www.eepcindia.org

Highlights

Govt. Notifications/ Circulars

  • Public Notice No. 22/2015-20 - Automatic Reduction Enhancement upto 10% Duty saved amount and pro rata reduction Enhancement in export obligation.
  • Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020 - Provision for claiming additional benefits under MEIS for HS Codes for which rates were enhanced with a retrospective effect.
  • Trade Notice No. 28/2019-20 - Mechanism to apply for additional claims under MEIS for certain HS codes for which enhanced rates were notified with retrospective effect.
  • Notification No. 53/2019-Customs (N.T.) - Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver- Reg.
  • Notification No. 54/2019-Customs (N.T.) - Amendments to Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations, 2018.
  • Notification No.55/2019 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange Rates Notification No.55/2019-Custom (NT) dated 01.08.2019.
  • Circular No. 23/2019-Customs - Clarifications regarding Refunds of IGST paid on import in case of specialized agencies – reg.
  • Notification No. 12/2019-Central Tax (Rate) - Which seeks to reduce the GST rate on Electric Vehicles, and charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles.
  • Notification No.13/2019- Central Tax (Rate) - Which seeks to exempt the hiring of Electric buses by local authorities from GST.
  • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 5 - Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 38 million to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact is being negotiated between the ASEAN member nations and its six FTA partners namely China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India at the ministerial meet in Beijing. India’s negotiating team is holding a string of bilateral talks with its partner countries of the RCEP to negotiate on the products it will continue to protect tariff concession under the said pact.While most of the countries in this 16-member group is targeting end-November as the deadline to conclude the trade and investment deal, India wants to go slow as it does not want to finalize a bad deal for itself.

The negotiators from India have taken the right approach. Among the RCEP partners, India is already having FTAs with ASEAN, Japan and Korea while bilateral FTA with Australia and New Zealand has already been proposed. Essentially, India is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement withChina during the RCEP negotiation.

China is considered a country specialized in high-end manufacturing and around 30 percent of India’s total merchandise trade deficit is recorded with China. Therefore, Indian industries, especially manufacturing is fearful of the fact that China will dump its overcapacity on Indian soil once the pact is signed by giving indiscriminate tariff concession to China. While India is in a position to take generous approach towards ASEAN, Japan and China, it should take a very cautious stance in bilateral negotiation with China. Differential tariff structure should be in place for China with not more than 42 percent of the negotiated items be allowed for tariff concession as discussed initially. Otherwise, there is every possibility that survival of the Indian manufacturing industry will be under threat and MSMEs, the backbone of Indian manufacturing will be the worst hit. 

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Switzerland
(Source : Embassy of India, Berne)

Bilateral Relation : Commercial contacts between India and Switzerland date back to the early 19th century when in 1851 the Volkart Trading Co. established its offices in Basel and Mumbai. In 1915 when Europe was in the grip of the war and the need of the hour was to secure for Switzerland food and economic prospects, the Swiss Consulates were set up in key locations across the world including Mumbai. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, set up based on 1949 agreement signed between the Government of India and the Swiss Cars and Elevators Manufacturing Ltd. Zurich, celebrated its diamond jubilee in Sept. 2015. It expanded its network, diversifying its activities, and soon becoming the backbone of Switzerland’s economic presence in India.

The Indo-Swiss Treaty of Friendship signed in 1948 laid the foundation for a strong economic content to the bilateral relationship. Article 3 to 6 of this Treaty secured the “most favoured foreign nation treatment” to Switzerland. As provided by the Treaty itself, it has set the pace for further treaties like Double Taxation Treaty in November, 1994, followed by Amendment protocol in 2010, Promotion and Protection of Investment Treaty in July 1997. The first major investment by Swiss companies in India came in the mid-50s.

The India-Swiss commercial relations are regularly reviewed in the form of the the India-Switzerland Joint Economic Commission. The 16th session was held in New Delhi on 23 February 2018 co-chaired by JS (Europe), Department of Commerce Ms. Anita Praveen and Head of Bilateral Economic Relations, State Secretariat of Economic Affairs Amb. Mrs. Livia Leu Agosti.

Bilateral Trade: As per EXIM Bank, India figures, Switzerland was the 11th largest trading partner for India with the total bilateral trade including bullion, amounting to USD 19,263.38 million in 2018-19. The imbalance mainly arises out of export of bullion and precious metals to India. As per the Swiss Federal Department of Finance figures, in 2018, India was Switzerland’s 8th largest trading partner with the total bilateral trade including bullion, amounting to USD 19696 million.

The major items of Indian exports to Switzerland are textiles and garments, organic chemicals, pearls, precious stones and jewellery, dyestuffs, non-electrical machinery and parts, leather products, shoes and shoe uppers, cotton, plastics, coffee, tea and hand-knotted carpets. Besides bullion, Swiss exports to India consist of chemicals & pharmaceuticals, machinery, transport equipment’s, precision engineering products and watches.

[India-European Free Trade Area Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement [TEPA] : The negotiations for the TEPA negotiations were started in 2008 and have not yet been concluded. The 17th round of negotiations were held on 21-23 September 2017 in India. The matter of TEPA negotiations was discussed between PM Modi and Swiss President Alain Berset during a bilateral meeting in Davos in January 2018 and also between EAM and Swiss Foreign Minister Dr. Ignazio Cassis in August 2018 in New Delhi.] 

Bilateral Investment: Switzerland invested FDI equity worth approximately USD 4.63 billion in India from April 2000 to March 2019 thus becoming the 11th largest investor and accounting for about 1.1% of total FDI in India during this period.  As a large part of FDI in India, is routed through third countries, actual Swiss FDI in India is much higher, with overall Swiss investment inflows into India pegged at about USD 7.71 billion during 2005-2016 as per Swiss National Bank (SNB). More than 250 Swiss companies have a presence in India through their own subsidiaries and joint ventures.

[India-Switzerland Bilateral Investment Treaty : The India-Switzerland BIPPA signed in 1997 was terminated by India in 2017. A fresh Bilateral Investment Treaty is under negotiation. The 2nd round of negotiation was held on 13-14 November 2017 in Berne.]

In terms of industry-wise distribution of Swiss investments in India, traditional sectors of Swiss excellence, e.g. engineering and industrial equipment, services (tourism, financial, logistics etc.), precision instruments, chemicals and pharmaceuticals continue to maintain top positions. Most of the Swiss multinational companies like Nestle, ABB, Novartis, Roche UBS and Credit Suisse etc. have their operations in India.

Recent reform initiatives by India have created enhanced potential for Swiss businesses. Sectors such as clean technology, life sciences, precision engineering, medtech, financial services and fintech, construction materials and equipment, consumer goods, railways and defense offer plenty of opportunities for Swiss companies.

Overseas Direct Investment from India to Switzerland for the duration from April 2017-May 2019 was USD 931.98 million (3.27% of total Overseas Direct Investment) placing it at 7th position. Recent Indian investments in Switzerland have gone into sectors such as ICT, life sciences, engineering and chemicals. Major Indian IT companies including TCS, Infosys, HCL, Tech Mahindra, etc. have their offices in Switzerland and provide services to major Swiss pharma companies, banks and insurance firms. Indian companies in pharma and life science sectors having presence in Switzerland include Dr. Reddy, Wockhardt and Glenmark. Tata and Birla also have their representative offices. Swiss luxury goods firm Lux was taken over by Eureka Forbes and in 2010 M/s. Steiner, a construction company, was taken over by HCC Ltd. Rajesh Exports acquired the world`s biggest Swiss gold refinery ‘Valcambi’ for USD 400 million in 2015.

Switzerland continues to attract investment from Indian companies looking for a gateway to Europe. Key factors that make Switzerland attractive for Indian investors are its geo-strategic location in the centre of Europe, political and economic stability, modern infrastructure, the strong financial centre, the liberal labour market, strong industry and technology clusters and a moderate tax structure.

Switzerland’s initiatives to remain competitive such as the Corporate Tax Reforms and the introduction of the Swiss Innovation Parks are ensuring the interest of Indian and foreign companies alike to consider the country as a base for European operations.

Bilateral Cooperation in other Sectors

Science & Technology: During the visit of Swiss President to India in 2003, an inter-Governmental framework Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation was signed under which an Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) was launched in 2005 as the main vehicle for S&T cooperation through periodic POCs. To oversee and coordinate S&T Cooperation, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology has been set up. The Mission is celebrating 2019 as the India Year of Science and Technology in Switzerland.

Railways: During the visit of the Swiss President to India in August-September 2017, two MoUs were signed in the field of Railways: MoU on Technical Cooperation in the area of Railway Safety & Technology between Ministry of Railways and Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication of Swiss Confederation and MoU between Konkan Railway Cooperation Ltd. (KRCL) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in the field of tunneling and underground structures.

Civil Aviation: An Air Services Agreement (ASA) was signed in May 2001. Swiss Airlines commenced direct flight to Delhi from December 2007. Presently, Swiss Air operates direct daily flights to Delhi and Mumbai under code sharing arrangement with Air India providing an impetus to both tourism and business links between the two countries. The passenger composition on these flights is approximately 60% Indians and 40% Swiss.

Switzerland’s stand on multilateral economic forums and their stand vis-a-vis India’s position

Industrial Goods

Switzerland has very low tariffs in the industrial sector. In the framework of the WTO negotiations, it also endeavors to obtain improved market access in countries with which it does not yet have free trade agreements (namely in the USA (second export market for Switzerland after the EU) and in important emerging countries such as Brazil or India) , In addition to customs negotiations, it is also important for Switzerland to ensure that non-tariff trade barriers (unnecessary certificates and audits, etc.) are removed.

Thailand
(Source : Embassy of India, Bangkok)

India has the lowest cost for solar power
Prachachart Turakij 04.07.2019

A short time ago, solar power was considered a marginal power source. But it is now one of the major drivers behind the transition to greener, more sustainable energy. Around the globe, prices are falling and India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) survey. IRENA has analyzed the component cost, its database of projects, and over 9,000 auctions to arrive at these findings. India was estimated to have the lowest total installed cost for new utility-scale solar PV projects that were commissioned in 2018 at $793/kW.

TENDER INFORMATION

Bangladesh Bangladesh
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2330)
Project            

Enhancement and Strengthening of Power Transmission Network in Eastern Region
Loan No./Credit No./Grant No. : 6177-BD
Project ID No. : P159974             

DB Ref. No.  WB8334-07/19 
Issued by 

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB)
PGCB Head Office, Avenue – 3
Jahurul Islam City, Aftabnagor, Badda
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Tel. : +88 02 550467 31-35
Fax : +88 02 55046722
E-mail : se-contract@pgcb.org.bd;
arkpgcb@gamil.com; share@pgcb.org.bd
Website : www.pgcb.org.bd 

Contract No.   PGCB/WB/ESPNERP/TL/Package-1 
For  Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 400 kV and 132 kV Lines. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of US$ 300.00 (United States Dollars Three hundred) only or BDT 24,000.00
(Bangladesh Taka Twenty Four thousand) only in the form of Pay Order/Demand Draft in favor of
the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. The Bidding Document may be sent through a courier
for an additional fee of BDT 1,000.00 (local delivery) or USD 120.00 (International delivery) in the
form of Pay Order/ Demand Draft in favor of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. 
Bid Security  US$ 600,000.00 (US Dollars Six hundred thousand) only or an equivalent amount in any freely
convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  30.09.2019 
Ghana Ghana
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2331)
Project              

Electricity Distribution System Reinforcement and Extension Project (EDSREP)
(Project ID. P-GH-F00-005)
Grant from AfDB                 

DB Ref. No.  AfDB1053-07/19 
Issued by 

The Project Coordinator
GEDAP Secretariat
Ministry of Energy Annex, Room 129A, 1st Floor
State Enterprises Commission Building, Ministries, Accra
(Location : Pension Drive Road, Pyramid Close,
Near SSNIT Pension House, Accra)
Ghana Post Address : GA-107-5175
Tel. : +233-(0)302 904468
E-mail : atbarfour@hotmail.com;
edem21h@yahoo.co.uk 

Bid No.  GEDAP/EDSREP/MOEN-ECG/GI/2019/01 
For  Supply and Installation Upgrade of HV & LV Distribution Networks under Grid Intensification for
Communities in Western, Central, Eastern Regions & VRA Resettlement Areas. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of US$ 250 (for foreign bidders) or GHS 1,150 (for local bidders). The method
of payment will be by cash or wire transfer. The document may be collected by hand at the address
above for local bidders and sent by email to foreign bidders upon receipt of payment to a designated
account below :

Account Name : Ghana Energy Development and Access Project
Account Number : 1134454989702
Bank Name and Address : Ecobank Ghana Limited, Head Office, Ridge, Accra, Ghana
Swift code : ECOCGHAC
Branch : Reinsurance House
Correspondent Bank : Citibank N.A., 111 Wall Street, New York N.Y. 10043, USA 

Bid Security  Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$ 300,000). 
Bid deadline  12.09.2019 
Lao PDRLao PDR
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2332)
Project                

Second Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (SSTVETP)
ADB Grant No. : 0503-LAO
Grant from ADB               

DB Ref. No.  ADB642-07/19 
Issued by 

Ministry of Education and Sports
Technical and Vocational Education Department
Strengthening and Technical Vocational Education and Training Project
Room No. : 129 (PIU/STVET Office, New Building 1st floor)
Lane Xang Avenue, Lao PDR
Attn. : Mr. Nouphanh OUTSA,
Director General of TVED, STVET Project Director
Tel. : 856-21-254438, 216473
Fax : 856-21-254438
E-mail : sstvet2@gmail.com 

Bid No.  SSTVETP-ICB-GOOD-CKVTVC-2019-01 
For  Supply Delivery, Installation of Electronics and Electro-technical Equipment and Training for
Champasak Technical College, Khammouane Technical and Vocational College and Technical
College of Vientiane Province. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of LAK 1,500,000 equivalent to US$ 175. The method of payment will be
by cash or bankers order or bank draft or international money order or by check to A/C No.
010.6.11.00.24232 at Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL). The document
will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery.
No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. An additional non-refundable charge of
US$ 120 will be made for international courier service or US$ 20 for national courier service. 
Bid deadline  09.09.2019 
Ukraine Ukraine
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2333)
Project             

District Heating Energy Efficiency Project (UDHEEP)
Loan No. : 8387-UA
Project ID No. : P132741
Loan from IBRD              

DB Ref. No.  WB8395-07/19 
Issued by 

Public Utility “Kharkivski teplovi merezhi”
117-ch, Plekhanivska Street, Floor 4, Office 50
ZIP Code: 61037
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Attn. : Mr. Roman Zinchenko,
Head of Regional Project Implementation Unit
Tel. : +38 057 7585342
Fax : +38 057 7387120
E-mail : zinchenko.r.e@hts.kh.ua 

Bid No.  UDHEEP-KHTM-IFB-12 
For  Design, supply, installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning of Steam Turbine with
Electric Capacity 20 MW in the City of Kharkiv.  
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of EUR 195.00 (one hundred ninety five Euros) or UAH 5 500.00 (five thousand
five hundred Ukrainian Hryvnias) to the bank account stated below :

Bank Accounts :

For transfer of the Ukrainian Hryvnia :
Account : 2600030002313 at the Kharkiv regional branch
of JSC Oschadbank
MFO : 351823
EDRPOU : 31557119

For transfer of the EURO :
Account : 260039785357
Bank : MEGABANK PJSC
Address : 30 Alchevskih Street, Kharkiv 61002, Ukraine
Swift : DBBK UA 2K
EDRPOU : 09804119

Correspondent Bank :
Deutsche Bank AG
Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Swift : DEUT DE FF
Correspondent Account : 949991410 

Bid Security  US$ 60,000 (sixty thousand US dollars) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  16.09.2019 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2689)
Tender No.              HFY-PUR/F&C1012-0999              
Tender for  Heaters 
Tender details  Supply of 3-by-9MW medium heaters. 
Cost of tender documents  $ 100 
Miscellaneous  Tender documents can also be obtained from PetroChina International, Fourth Floor, Building No. 10,
P. O. Box 500486, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, Telephone :  (9714) 4404100, Fax : (9714) 4404195,
Email : halfayaprocurement@petrochina-hfy.com 
Closing date  12.09.2019 
Issued by 

PetroChina International Iraq
PetroChina Halfaya Base Camp
Kahlaa, Missan Governorate, Iraq
Fax : (9714) 4404190
E-mail : halfaya-quotation@petrochina-hfy.com
Website : www.petrochina-hfy.com 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2690)
Tender No.              538/2019/E              
Tender for  Heat exchanger tubes 
Tender details  Supply of seamless tubes for heat exchangers. 
Bid bond  $ 10,900 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 542,000 
Closing date  11.09.2019 
Issued by 

South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry
Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77, Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website :www.src.gov.iq 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2691)
Tender No.               495/2019/E              
Tender for  Water pumping systems 
Tender details  Supply of prefabricated, skid-mounted water pumping systems. 
Bid bond  $ 8,000 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 400,000 
Closing date  08.09.2019 
Issued by 

South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry
Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77, Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website :www.src.gov.iq 

Jordan Jordan
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2692)
Tender No.               IFB-201902353/DH              
Tender for  Steel plates and profiles 
Tender details  Supply of steel plates and profiles for general works at plants. 
Bid bond  JD 4,500 
Cost of tender documents  JD 29 
Closing date  18.08.2019 
Issued by 

Arab Potash Company
Al-Jahez Street, Shmeisani
Amman, Jordan
Tel. : (9626) 5200520
Fax : (9626) 5200295
Website : www.arabpotash.com 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2693)
Tender No.               144/2019/2020             
Tender for  Scientific equipment (1) 
Tender details  Supply, installation and operation of scientific equipment for a research department (4948/15/01GM). 
Bid bond  KD 2,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 150 
Miscellaneous  The client is Kuwait University. Tender documents must be collected from the Central Tenders
Committee. Enquiries must be submitted by 14 August 
Closing date  01.09.2019 
Issued by 

Central Tenders Committee
Kuwait University
P. O. Box 1070
Safat 13011, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 2401200
Fax : (965) 2416574
E-mail : info@ctc.gov.kw
Website : www.ctc.gov.kw;
www.capt.gov.kw 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2694)
Tender No.                148/2019/2020              
Tender for  Scientific equipment (2) 
Tender details  Supply, installation and operation of scientific equipment for a research department (4801/14/01SRUL). 
Bid bond  KD 2,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 150 
Miscellaneous  The client is Kuwait University. Tender documents must be collected from the Central Tenders
Committee. Enquiries must be submitted by 15 August 
Closing date  03.09.2019 
Issued by 

Central Tenders Committee
Kuwait University
P. O. Box 1070
Safat 13011, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 2401200
Fax : (965) 2416574
E-mail : info@ctc.gov.kw
Website : www.ctc.gov.kw;
www.capt.gov.kw 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2695)
Tender No.               RFX-20519              
Tender for  Gas turbine filters 
Tender details  Supply of pre-filters, pulse filters and fine filters for L2 station gas turbines in Jebel Ali. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 210 
Closing date  05.09.2019 
Issued by 

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
Office of the Contracts Manager
Zabeel East, P. O. Box 564
Dubai, UAE
Tel. : (9714) 3244444
Fax: (9714) 3248111
E-mail: contracts@dewa.gov.ae
Website :www.dewa.gov.ae;
https://srm.dewa.gov.ae 

Source  MEED.com website 
Mozambique Mozambique
(EEPC Ref. No. Exim Bank–02)
Issued by              

Ms. Amita Dang
Assistant General Manager
Export-Import Bank of India
Office Block, Tower 1
7th Floor, Adjacent Ring Road
Kidwai Nagar [East]
New Delhi 110 001
E-mail : eximloc@eximbankindia.in
Website : www.eximbankindia.in              

Prequalification No.   GOILOC-301/Mozambique/SS-11 
For  Prequalification for Supply of Railway Rolling Stock including Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons to
Mozambique, financed under Exim Bank’s GOI-supported Line of Credit extended to the Government
of Mozambique. 
Tender cost  

Non-refundable Processing Fee of INR 25,000 plus applicable GST (presently 18%) is payable through
NEFT transfer as per details given below :

Name of Beneficiary : Export-Import Bank of India
Beneficiary’s Bank Name : Export-Import Bank of India
Account No. : HO00INR11011004
IFSC Code : EIBI0HO0001
GST Number : 27AAACE2769D1ZS 

Closing date   05.09.2019 

For further details, please visit the following URL :

https://www.eximbankindia.in/Assets/Dynamic/PDF/LOCTenders/1325LOCTenders.pdf

Mozambique Mozambique
(EEPC Ref. No. Exim Bank–03)
Issued by              

Ms. Amita Dang
Assistant General Manager
Export-Import Bank of India
Office Block, Tower 1
7th Floor, Adjacent Ring Road
Kidwai Nagar [East]
New Delhi 110 001
E-mail : eximloc@eximbankindia.in
Website : www.eximbankindia.in              

Prequalification No. GOILOC-282/Mozambique/CS21 
For Construction of 1600 Borewells with Handpumps and 8 Small Water Systems, as also rehabilitation and
expansion of five water supply systems in Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique under a Line of Credit
extended to the Government of Mozambique. 
Tender cost

Non-refundable Processing Fee of INR 25,000 plus applicable GST (presently 18%) is payable through
NEFT transfer as per details given below :

Name of Beneficiary : Export-Import Bank of India
Beneficiary’s Bank Name : Export-Import Bank of India
Account No. : HO00INR11011004
IFSC Code : EIBI0HO0001
GST Number : 27AAACE2769D1ZS 

Closing date  02.09.2019 

For further details, please visit the following URL :

https://www.eximbankindia.in/Assets/Dynamic/PDF/LOCTenders/1322LOCTenders.pdf

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 31 July, 2019

Public Notice No. 22/2015-20



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Public Notice No. 22/2015-20 dated 31st July, 2019 regarding Automatic Reduction Enhancement upto 10% Duty saved amount and pro rata reduction Enhancement in export obligation. The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130027.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 5 August, 2019

Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020 dated 5th August, 2019 regarding Provision for claiming additional benefits under MEIS for HS Codes for which rates were enhanced with a retrospective effect. The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190805173716.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 5 August, 2019

Trade Notice No. 28/2019-20



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Trade Notice No. 28/2019-20, dated 5th August, 2019 regarding Mechanism to apply for additional claims under MEIS for certain HS codes for which enhanced rates were notified with retrospective effect. The above Trade Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190805173806.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 31 July, 2019

Notification No. 53/2019-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 53/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 31st July, 2019 regarding Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130117.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 1 August, 2019

Notification No. 55/2019-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 55/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 1st August, 2019 regarding Exchange Rates Notification No.55/2019-Custom (NT) dated 01.08.2019. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130258.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 1 August, 2019

Notification No. 54/2019-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 54/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 1st August, 2019 regarding Amendments to Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations, 2018. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130210.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 1 August, 2019

Circular No. 23/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 23/2019-Customs, dated 1st August, 2019 regarding Clarifications regarding Refunds of IGST paid on import in case of specialized agencies. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130349.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 31 July, 2019

Notification No. 12/2019-Central Tax (Rate)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 12/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 31st July, 2018 regarding which seeks to reduce the GST rate on Electric Vehicles, and charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802142618.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 31 July, 2019

Notification No. 13/2019-Central Tax (Rate)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 13/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 31st July, 2018 regarding which seeks to exempt the hiring of Electric buses by local authorities from GST. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802142709.pdf) for information of our Members.

EXPORT FINANCE

Dated 1 August, 2019

RBI/2019-20/27
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 5




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 5, dated 1st August, 2019 regarding Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 38 million to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190802130433.PDF) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (July 27, 2019)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace
Round quality (21x25) 29,200
Structural quality (28x30) 29,200
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 29,700
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 29,700
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 29,800
100x100 mm MS 29,800
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 29,800
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 30,400
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 30,350
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 29,350
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 29,450
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 29,450
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 29,450
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 29,350
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 29,350
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 29,450

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 26,300
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 26,100
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 26,400
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 26,900
Cut Tyre (Big) 32,300
Cut Tyre (Small) 27,300
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  26,850
Old Scrap (Godown) 22,700
Turning 22,100
Tin Tapper 23,600
Sponge Iron 23,100
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 31,000
Steel Grade 29,700
C.I. Turning 16,400
Degi Scrap 24,400
Deg Casting 33,700
Ingot Moulds (Old) 24,700
Ingot Moulds (New) 34,800
Cut Ingot Moulds 22,500
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (July 27, 2019)
(Inclusive of GST)
       (Rate per Qntl.)       

M. S. Rounds 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4230 4210 4220 4240 4220 4220 4400 4560
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4240 4210 4210 4400 4420

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4230

Heavy Rounds 28 to 53 mm 63 to 100 mm 110 to 125 mm 140 to 150 mm 165 mm 180 mm 200 mm
Mild    4370 4410  4410     4410 4410 4440 4440
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4460
4460
4430
4490
4490
4500
4450
4420
M. S. Angles 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm 110 mm 150 mm 200  mm
3 mm 4290 4270 4380 4370 4470 4420 - - - - -
5 mm 4320 4320 4370 4470 4460 4470
4470 - - -
6 mm 4310 4310 4470 4470 4460 4460 4470 - - -
8 mm - - 4340 4340 4460 4440 4440 - - -
10 mm - - 4340 4340 4460 4440 4510 4500 - -
12 mm - - 4340 4340 4460 4440 4510 - 4540

-

16 mm - - 4340 4340 4450 4440 4510 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4190 4200 4300 4240 4350 4350 - -
5 mm 4200 4200 4200 4200 4350 4440 4440 4440
6 mm 4190 4190 4200 4200 4350 4450 4440 4440
8 mm 4080 4210 4310 4410 4410 4420
10 mm - - 4080 4210 4310 4410 4410 4410
12/25 mm - - 4080 4210 4310 4410 4210 4430
18/19 Gauge 4160 4140 4190 4210
4310 4410 4410 4430

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), July 27, 2019]

EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN  VICE CHAIRMAN

Ravi Sehgal 
Tel.: 91-33-2287-2256/8229/2290 
Fax : 91-33-2287-9938
E-mail : ravisehgal5@gmail.com

 

 

Mahesh K Desai
Tel.: 91-40-27617098/5131 (O)
91-40-27765793 (R)
Fax : 91-40-27614376
E-mail : desai.mahesh64@gmail.com
              hyd1_meera@bsnl.in

 

Arun Kumar Garodia
Tel.: 91-33-40052700
Fax : 91-33-40052800
E-mail : corona@coronaind.com
              arun@coronaind.com

 

REGIONAL CHAIRMEN / CHAIRPERSON

EASTERN REGION

B. D. Agarwal
Tel. : 91-33-22487249
Fax : 91-33-22481879
E-mail : bdacec@gmail.com

NORTHERN REGION
Kamna Raj Aggarwalla
Tel.: 91-181-2642001/02/03/04
Fax : 91-181-2642005
E-mail :         kamna.aggarwalla@gmail.com                          
SOUTHERN REGION

K. S. Mani 
Tel. : (91 491) 253-5669/9870
E-mail : atlasmachinetools1978@gmail.com

WESTERN REGION

Krishanlal Dhingra
Telefax : 91-22-2651-0038/2655-6955
E-mail : kldhingra@gmail.com

EEPC INDIA OFFICES

H.O. (Cell) REGISTERED & HEAD OFFICE

Suranjan Gupta 
Executive Director
EEPC INDIA
Vandhna (4th Floor)
11 Tolstoy Marg 
New Delhi 110 001
Tel.: 91-11-23353353, 23711124/25
Fax : 91-11-23310920
E-mail : eepcto@eepcindia.net
URL : www.eepcindia.org

Adhip Mitra
Addl. Executive Director & Secretary
EEPC INDIA
Vanijya Bhavan (1st Floor)
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1 Wood Street, Kolkata 700 016
Tel.: 91-33-22890651/52/53
Fax : 91-33-22890654
E-mail : eepcho@eepcindia.net
URL : www.eepcindia.org

REGIONAL OFFICES

EASTERN REGION
Anima Pandey
Regional Director & Director (Membership)
EEPC INDIA
Vanijya Bhavan (2nd Floor)
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1, Wood Street
Kolkata 700 016
Tel.: 91-33-22890673/74
Fax : 91-33-22890687
E-mail : eepcrokol@eepcindia.net
NORTHERN REGION
Rakesh Suraj
Regional Director
EEPC INDIA
Flat No.10
P, Q, N, 10th Floor
DCM Building
16 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel.: 91-11-23314171/74
Fax : 91-11-23317795
E-mail : eepcrodel@eepcindia.net
SOUTHERN REGION
C. H. Nadiger
Regional Director
EEPC INDIA
Greams Dugar (3rd Floor)
149 Greams Road
Chennai 600 006
Tel.: 91-44-28295501, 28295502
Fax : 91-44-28290495
E-mail : eepcrochen@eepcindia.net
WESTERN REGION
Rajat Srivastava
Regional Director & Director (Marketing & Sales)
EEPC INDIA
B-202 & 220, Aurus Chambers
Annex "B", 2nd Floor Behind Mahindra Tower
S.S. Amrutwar Marg
Worli, Mumbai 400 013
Tel.: 91-22-4212 5555
Fax : 91-22-2495 5486
E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE

AHMEDABAD
Sudhakaran C. K. Nair
Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
TF-313/A(3rd Floor)
ATMA House, Ashram Road
Ahmedabad 380 009
Tel.: 91-79-26588720
E-mail : eepcsroahd@eepcindia.net
BANGALORE
J. V. Raja Gopal Rao
Sr. Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
Embassy Square, 103, First Floor
No.148, Infantry Road
Bengaluru - 560 001
Tel.: 91-80-22261396/22268669
Fax : 91-80-22266914
E-mail : eepcsroblr@eepcindia.net
HYDERABAD
V. C. Ravish
Sr. Executive Officer
EEPC INDIA
`Soham Mansion` (1st Floor)
No. 5-4-187/3 & 4/4, M.G Road
Secunderabad 500 003
Tel.: 91-40-27536704
Fax : 91-40-27536705
E-mail : eepcsrohyd@eepcindia.net
JALANDHAR
Opinder Singh
Deputy Director
EEPC INDIA
Plot Comm. 1, Focal Point
Jalandhar 144 012
Tel.: 91-181-2602264
Fax : 91-181-2601124
E-mail : eepcsrojld@eepcindia.net

CIN : U51900WB1955NPL022644