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  • Welcome address by Mr. V C Ravish, Assistant Director, EEPC India, Hyderabad at the Seminar on using Internet & Digital Media for Global Market Search & Penetration held on 4th December, 2019 in Hyderabad. On the dais (L to R) : Mr. S. Rajagopalan, Sr. Dy. Director, EEPC India (RO), Chennai & Mr. Shaikh Mukhtar Ahmed Quadri of Kompass India Information Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. S. Rajagopalan, Sr. Dy. Director, EEPC India (RO), Chennai is presenting a bouquet to Mr. Shaikh Mukhtar Ahmed Quadri of Kompass India Information Pvt. Ltd. at the Seminar on using Internet & Digital Media for Global Market Search & Penetration held on 4th December, 2019 in Hyderabad
  • Mr. Shaikh Mukhtar Ahmed Quadri of Kompass India Information Pvt. Ltd., is giving a presentation at the seminar on using Internet & Digital Media for Global Market Search & Penetration held on 4th December, 2019 in Hyderabad
  • Mr. S. Rajagopalan, Sr. Dy. Director, EEPC India (RO), Chennai is making a detailed presentation on Brand Promotion through different Medias on 4th December, 2019 in Hyderabad
  • Mr. V Narayanan, Counsellor & Commercial Representative, Embassy of India, Jakarta inaugurating EEPC India Catalogue Show at the Manufacturing Indonesia. On his right MD PRAMINDO and on his left Ms. Lionie, Informa (organiser) & Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Regional Director (NR), EEPC India
  • EEPC India Catalogue Show at the Manufacturing Indonesia on 04 - 07 December, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Regional Director (NR), EEPC India presenting a memento to Mr. V Narayanan, Counsellor & Commercial Representative, Embassy of India, Jakarta

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 22 | ISSUE NO. 01 | JANUARY 6, 2020

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Contents

From Chairman’s Pen

OVERSEAS SECTION

Global Business Opportunities

DOMESTIC SECTION

For information about
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Highlights

Govt. Notifications/ Circulars

  • Public Notice No. 55/2015-20 - One time condonation under the EPCG scheme - Extension till 31.03.2020.
  • DGFT Notification No. 38/2015-2020 - Notification of ITC (HS), 2017- Schedule-1 (Import Policy).
  • Notification No. 41/2019 - Customs - Seeks to amend notification No. 46/2011-Customs dated 01.06.2011 so as to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods when imported from ASEAN under the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement w.e.f. 01.01.2020.
  • Notification No. 92/2019-Customs (N.T.) - Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seed, Areca nut, Gold & Silver - reg.
  • Notification No.01/2020 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange Rates Notification No.01/2020-Customs (NT) dated 02.01.2020.
  • Notification No. 75/2019 – Central Tax - Seeks to carry out changes in the CGST Rules, 2017.
  • Notification No. 02/2020 – Central Tax - Seeks to make amendment (2020) to CGST Rules.
  • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 14 - Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 75 million to Banco Exterior De Cuba.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

This New Year 2020 is expected to bring some good news for the Indian economy amid a momentary downturn. Engineering exports, bringing some relief to the exporting community, witnessed year-on-year growth during October and November 2019, as per the latest figures published by the government. On the last day of the previous year, our finance minister unveiled Rs. 102 lakh crore of infrastructure projects that will be spent during the next five years in order to take the size of the economy to USD five trillion. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its World Economic Outlook during October 2019, saw a revival of the economic growth to 7 percent in 2020 from the projected 6.1 percent in 2019.

The government has been at its best to support the recovery process with all the necessary stimuluses both from demand side and the supply side. When the global trade has also been witnessing a slowdown owing to a mix of global as well as domestic impediments, the Indian government has been quick to take measures to combat the situation. According to news source, the government of latehas planned to make a substantial shift in trade policy towards more discretionary approach to external trade in order to curb ‘sub-standard’ imports of selected commodity groups including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical machinery, furniture, toys and last but not the least, steel. The focus of the new approach will be based on technical standard, quality and safety. We hope this will really be fruitful in offering domestic producers the much-needed cushion by eliminating unnecessary as well as potentially harmful imports into India and in turn will help to expand exports.

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Amidst India’s faltering merchandise export growth and prolonged contraction in export credit growth, exporters have at least seen some silver lining as both the domestic government and the monetary regulatory authority RBI have been in consultation to ease priority sector lending norms for exports in order to ensure higher flow of credit towards export sector, according to news source. The Commerce and Industry minister has very recently held a meeting with senior public-sector bankers to push for easier and higher flow of credit disbursalfor exporters at cheaper rates. The government is expected to announce a slew of measures to boost export growth very soon while the RBI is also likely to change credit norms in favour of the exporters.

 

The measures to reinvigorate export credit has been the demand of the exporters as many MSME exporters have already been forced to go out of business due to excessive financial crunch and many are facing the same threat. To ensure availability of hassle-free credit to small exporters is a priority for the commerce minister.According to the latest RBI data, export credit of scheduled banks shrank as much as 36.1% year-on-year as of June 21, even on a low base of 42.7% contraction a year earlier.

 

The interest subvention provided to the exporters to the extent of three to five percent on bank credit has to make way for suitable alternative as WTO has raised objection to this kind of schemes on the ground of non-compliance. An alternative mechanism to facilitate export credit is desperately required. EEPC India has already suggested refund of embedded taxes for the exporters.

 

EEPC India, as a premiere trade and investment promotion body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, wholeheartedly thank the government for its initiative to revive exports from India.

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Canada
(Source : High Commission of India, Ottawa)

Products with Export Potential for India

Description : Electrical or Electronic Machinery and Equipment

Rationale - The total market size of electrical machinery in India is anticipated to reach US$ 100 billion by 2022 from US$ 24 billion in 2013. The electrical machinery sector consists of generation, transmission and distribution machinery. In order to become a global force, Indian machinery sector needs to understand these changes and evolve to serve the user industries with the next generation products through integration of equipment with information technology like autonomous haulage or unmanned vehicles equipped with GPS, CCTV cameras, inertial guidance systems, and leverage dispatch route planning and guidance software for functioning.

Description : Optical, Medical, Photographic, Scientific and, Technical Instrumentation

Rationale - One of the potential items of India’s exports to Canada must include Optical, Medical, Photographic, Scientific and Technical Instrumentation. US, china and Mexico are the top markets for the import of this HS 2 category. India is not in the top ten. India’s has competitive disadvantages in the Optical, Medical, Photographic, Scientific and Technical Instrumentation market, but it also represents key opportunities for India to improve its position in the global economy through focused innovations.

Description : Furniture and Stuffed Furnishings, Lamps and illuminated Signs, Prefabricated Buildings

Rationale - Analysts forecast the global furniture market to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% during the period 2017-2021. China and U.S have been the top exporters of Furniture.  Consumers globally are spending more on home decor and furniture. This drives the global furniture market. A large part of this growth is expected to come from the rapidly growing consumer markets of Asia, implying significant potential for growth in the Indian furniture sector.

Details of significant trends - Canada’s total trade with India increased by 7.08 % viz-a-viz Jan-Oct 2018 due to a significant increase of USD 298 million  in Canadian exports and a reasonable gain of USD 132 million in imports as well.

Analysis - The total trade with India from Jan-Oct 2018 was USD 6.06 billion. However, for Jan-Oct 2019, Canada’s total trade with India is USD 6.49 billion. In Oct 2019, Canadian exports to India have reduced substantially while imports are higher in comparison to Oct 2018.   

Globally, Canada`s exports rose 0.8% in October 2019, while imports increased 0.5% mainly on higher imports of energy products. As a result, Canada`s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed slightly from $1.2 billion in September to $1.1 billion in October 2019.

Details of significant trends - India is the 12th largest market for Canadian Imports year to date. For Jan - Oct 2019, Canada’s total imports from India increased by 4% in comparison to Jan - Oct 2018. Imports from India saw an increase in Oct 2019 in comparison to Oct 2018 by 11.3%.

Analysis - The total import figure of Jan-Oct 2019 is USD 3.42 billion. However, for Jan-Oct 2018, the figure was USD 3.29 billion.

The top products (chapters) of import from India are Articles of Iron or Steel, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Organic Chemicals, Pearls, Precious Stones or Metals, Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Other Similar Vehicles, Woven Clothing and Articles of Apparel, Knitted or Crocheted Clothing, Other Made-Up Textile Articles and Worn Clothing, Electrical or Electronic Machinery and Equipment.

Details of significant trends – Canada’s total global imports rose 0.5% to $51.0 billion in October 2019. Total imports were up 1.5% in the first 10 months of the year compared with the same period in 2018. In real (or volume) terms, imports increased 0.8% in October 2019. 

Analysis - Imports of energy products were up 8.9% in October 2019, mainly on higher imports of crude oil and crude bitumen (+8.5%), which increased largely due to higher prices. This was the eighth monthly increase for imports of crude oil in 2019. Imports of natural gas (+46.2%) and refined petroleum products (+6.8%) also contributed to the increase in energy product imports in October 2019.

Imports of motor vehicles and parts fell 3.3% in October 2019 to $9.3 billion. This was the fifth consecutive monthly decrease for this product section and the lowest level observed in 2019. Imports of passenger cars and light trucks (-4.7%) were responsible for most of the decline, with labor disruptions affecting a number of North American auto assembly plants in September and October 2019. Exports of motor vehicle engines and parts (-12.9%) were also impacted by these events in October 2019.

Details of significant trends - India is the 9th largest market for Canadian exports year to date. For Jan- Oct 2019, Canada’s total exports to India increased by 10.8% in comparison to Jan-Oct 2018. The total exports saw a remarkable decrease of 40.2% in Oct 2019 viz-a-viz 2018.

Analysis - The total export figure of Jan-Oct 2019 is USD 3.07 billion. However, for Jan-Oct 2018, the figure was USD 2.77 billion.

The top products of export from Canada to India were: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances and Mineral Waxes, Pearls, Precious Stones or Metals, Coins and Jewellery, Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers, Fertilizers, Ores, Slag and Ash, Pulp of Wood and The Like; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard, Aircrafts and Spacecrafts,   Ores, Slag and Ash, Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers,  Pulp of Wood and The Like; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard, Aircrafts and Spacecrafts, Paper, Paperboard and Articles Made From These Materials, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances and Iron and Steel.

Details of significant trends - Following a 1.7% decrease in September 2019, Canada’s total global exports were up 0.8% in October 2019. Non-energy exports edged up 0.2%. Compared with the same period in 2018, total global exports were up 1.6% in the first 10 months of 2019. In real (or volume) terms, exports increased 0.7% in October 2019.

Analysis - Exports of consumer goods rose 5.5% in October 2019, mainly on higher exports of miscellaneous goods and supplies. This category, which includes a wide variety of products, posted a significant increase of $532 million in October 2019 as a result of higher exports of artwork such as paintings and sculptures.

Exports of energy products (+3.4%) also rose in October 2019, mostly on higher exports of crude oil (+2.7%) and refined petroleum products (+15.2%). After falling in September 2019 on lower volumes, crude oil exports rebounded in October 2019 as the effect of higher prices more than compensated for a decrease in volumes. Exports of refined petroleum products were up in October 2019 mainly on higher exports of fuel oils and diesel to the United States. Exports of metal and non-metallic mineral products increased 5.7%, as a result of higher exports of gold.

Exports of gold increased 16.8% in October 2019, owing to higher exports of refined gold to the United States. Partially offsetting the overall gain, exports of farm and fishing products (-12.6%) posted the largest decline in October 2019, mostly on lower shipments of other crop products (mainly soybeans) to China.

Indian drug firm Lupin gets Canadian market access

Indian drug firm Lupin said it has received approval from the Canadian health regulator for its Propranolol Hydrochloride extended-release capsules used for treatment of hypertension and decrease frequency of angina. The company has received approval for its Propranolol Hydrochloride extended-release (ER) capsules in the strengths of 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg from Health Canada, Lupin said in a statement. Lupin is the first generic company to receive an approval for generic Inderal-LA capsules for the Canadian market and the product will be manufactured at the company`s Pithampur unit-2 facility in India. The company`s product is the generic version of Pfizer Canada ULC`s Inderal-LA capsules in the same strengths, Lupin added. As per IQVIA MAT December 2018 data, Propranolol Hydrochloride ER capsules had an annual sales of approximately USD 6.5 million in the Canadian market.

Source : India Canada Biz Digest

Canada’s CPPIB, others discuss business opportunities in MMRDA infrastructure projects in India

Town planning authority MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), India, which is developing infrastructure projects worth millions of dollars across the metropolitan region has invited both domestic and foreign investors to invest. MMRDA met representatives of 16 global and domestic financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Reliance, Tata AIA Life, among others. The other major investors who were present at the meeting were CPP Investment Board, Enama Holdings, Nippon Life Asset Management, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Quantum Advisors, Aviva Life Insurance Co, HDFC Asset Management and others. So far, MMRDA projects have been funded by federal agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Source : India Canada Biz Digest

Canada’s CDPQ likely to buy roads from GIP in India

Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is likely to buy road platform Highway Concessions One Pvt. Ltd for USD 335.5 million, according to sources. US-based GIP (Global Infrastructure Partners) had last year bought the entire infrastructure portfolio of homegrown private equity firm IDFC Alternatives, it put the road platform on the block late last year. Highway Concessions holds seven road projects covering 472 kilometres and having consolidated revenues of USD 86.9 million a year. The five toll roads and two annuity projects are: Ulundurpet Expressways in Tamil Nadu, Nirmal BOT in Telangana, Dewas Bhopal Corridor in Madhya Pradesh, Bangalore Elevated Tollway in Karnataka, Godhra Expressways in Gujarat, Jodhpur Pali Expressway in Rajasthan and Shillong Expressway in Meghalaya.

Source : India Canada Biz Digest

Canada’s CDPQ to pump in USD 270 million more in Piramal Enterprises in India

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), one of Canada’s biggest public pension funds, will spend USD 250 million to increase its stake in Piramal Enterprises Ltd via a preferential allotment of compulsory convertible debentures (CCDs) and is likely to bring in another USD 19 million by participating in a proposed rights issue. The infusion will be a part of a larger fundraising worth USD 770 million that will include the rights issue. These funds will help the diversified firm to tap organic and inorganic opportunities arising out of market consolidation across the company’s financial services, pharmaceuticals and information management businesses. CDPQ has a long-standing partnership with Piramal Enterprises and holds 3.68 per cent stake as of October 2019.

Source : India Canada Biz Digest

Egypt
(Source : Embassy of India, Cairo)

Potential products of Imports from India

Commodity  - Automobile and auto components (8708 )

Rationale - Egypt is strategically located close to many developing countries with open markets for car imports. The Egyptian automotive Market Volume in 2018 reached 19,804 vehicles (15088 are passenger cars, 1586 buses and 3130 trucks) compared to 14,673 vehicles in 2017 (with increase of 35.6 %)

All auto majors like GM, Toyota, BMW, and Hyundai have presence in Egypt. Our exports of automobiles during 2018-19 were USD 136.2 million and auto components were USD 77.5 million in the same period (Total 213.4 Million USD).

Following the implementation of zero tariffs for automobile imports from EU to Egypt early this year, as per provisions of Egyptian – European Partnership Agreement, there were some concerns among local auto component manufacturers on likely adverse impact on them. However, the Egyptian Government has recently come up with customs incentive scheme to protect local manufacturing while at the same time keeping the doors open for imports.

Bajaj has a partnership with Ghabbour of Egypt for CKD assembly of two and three wheelers for Egyptian markets. TVS and Mahindra also have presence in the market.

Commodity - Project exports in railways, construction, renewable energy, infrastructure etc.(Railway Items: 86) (Electrical Machinery:85).

Rationale - Egypt has announced various mega projects which have created opportunities for the project exports by the Indian companies. Some of the major projects are: Suez Canal Economic Zone, High Speed Trains and new Metro lines, Housing units’ project, 1.5 million feddan (acre) land reclamation project, Renewable Energy projects and new Administrative Capital.

Trade in Goods (Source: DGCIS, India)

Significant trends

Indian Import of September 2018: 141.82 (US$ million)

Indian Import of September 2019: 133.77(US$ million)

Indian Export in September 2018: 211.76 (US$ million)

Indian Export in September 2019: 197.03 (US$ million)

Total trade comparison :

September 2018 : 353.5 (US$ million)

September 2019 : 330.73 $ (US$ million)

Analysis - Total trade between India and egypt during September 2019 decreased with 6.4 % compared to same period of 2018.

Indian exports to Egypt decreased with 6.9 % and the Indian imports decreased with 5.7 % compared to same period of 2018.

Trade in Services (Source: CAPMAS, Egypt)

The Embassy during October 2019 received 1 enquiry on services from CIAF Egypt(Tourism Agency) requesting for list of Indian companies related to Tourism and the information was provided to the Egyptian company. Trade figures of some of the service sectors are given below:

Pharma Items ( HS Code : 30)

India export in August 2018 : 0.83 (US$ million)

India export in August 2019 :1.04 (US$ million)

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts including

Information technology software. (HS Code : 85)

India export in August 2018 : 17.5  (US$ million)

India export in August 2019 :  29.83 (US$ million)

Books newspapers, pictures including educational services (HS Code : 49)

India export in August 2018 :  96,659 (US$ )

India export in August 2019 : 140,403 (US$ )

Analysis - During August 2019, the Indian export of pharma services and items to Egypt increased by 25.3 % recording $ 1.04 Million compared to August 2018.

Indian export of IT Services and staff increased by 70.4 % recording $ 29.83 million compared to August 2018.

Indian export of Educational Services increased by 45.3 % recording $ 140.4 thousand compared to August 2018.

Trade Exchange between Egypt and India hit $4.5 billion by the end of 2018, according to Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar.

Nassar added that India`s investments in the Egyptian market amounted to $3.3 billion through 50 projects operating in the fields of manufacturing, construction, agriculture, garments, auto parts, chemicals, food industries, services, pharmaceuticals, plastics, energy and renewable energy.

This came during a meeting held by Nassar, with Rahul Kulshreshth, the Indian ambassador in Cairo.

Nassar pointed out the importance of boosting trade exchange rates between the two countries to upgrade the distinguished political relations that have bound Egypt and India for decades.

(Source: Egypt Today Newspaper)

Greece
(Source : Embassy of India, Athens)

Market access:

Greece is part of the European Union (EU) and commercial policy is regulated by the European Commission. EU trade system, exporting and importing are covered by EC Regulations: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business_en 

Greece is part of the European Union (EU) and commercial policy is regulated by the European Commission. EU trade system, exporting and importing are covered by EC Regulations:https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/india/

A new EU Strategy for India adopted on 20 November, 2018: https://europa.eu/rapid/pressrelease_IP-18-6481_en.htm 

EU trade defence measures on imports from India: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/tdi/ 

Mozambique
(Source : High Commission of India, Maputo)

India was Mozambique’s main export destination in 2018 – INE: According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), India was Mozambique’s main export destination in 2018 with exports worth US$ 1.369 billion, with market share 27.31%. The remaining four major overseas markets for Mozambican products were, by order of importance, the Netherlands, with a market share of 17.38% and a value of US$871 million, South Africa with 12.24% (US$613 million), China with 4.78% (US$239 million) and Hong Kong with 4.59% (US$229 million), Macauhub declares. As regards imports, South Africa was the largest source, with a share of 27.79% and a monetary value of US$1929 million, followed by China with 11.51% (US$799 million), the United Arab Emirates with 7.47% (US$518 million), the Netherlands with 7.46% (US$518 million) and India with 7.06% (US$490 million). Globally, Mozambique has two major trading partners: South Africa, with total trade worth US$ 2.543 billion, and India, with US$1.859 billion. Mozambique, whose main export products are coal to India, aluminium to the Netherlands and electricity and gas to South Africa, recorded a trade deficit of US$1.931 billion in the year under review, the result of total exports amounting to US$ 5.012 billion and total imports worth US$ 6.944 billion.

Thailand
(Source : Embassy of India, Bangkok)

China India trade study
Thai Post 13.12.2019

The director-general of the Department of International Trade Promotion reveals that the department has assigned the International Trade Office to study the market from each county for trade negotiations to avoid the trade war issue. The department will gather the information within 17th December 2019 before purposing it to the director-general of the Department of International Trade Negotiation for trade negotiation with China and India.

RCEP woos India to join
Thansettakit 09.12.2019

Japan is not considering signing a regional trade pact without India at this juncture, ahead of a series of diplomatic exchanges in the coming weeks. India announced this month that it was withdrawing from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), citing the deal`s potential impact on the livelihoods of its most vulnerable citizens. 

Venezuela
(Source : Embassy of India, Caracas)

India`s Nayara supplying fuel to Rosneft in exchange for Venezuelan oil:  According to media reports, India`s Nayara Energy has been using Rosneft as an intermediary to acquire Venezuelan oil, paying it in fuel rather than cash to avoid violating U.S. sanctions. Reports indicated that in exchange for the Venezuelan oil, Nayara, part-owned by a Rosneft-led consortium, is shipping cargoes of gasoline and gasoil to the Russian firm. Reports also indicate that strategies for dealing with the sanctions remain diverse. Indian Reliance Industries is also scheduled to resume direct loading of Venezuelan oil next week after a four-month pause.

TENDER INFORMATION

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2396)
Project             

Emergency Operation for Development Project
Loan No. : IBRD-87930
Project ID No.P155732            

DB Ref. No.  WB-P449519-12/19 
Issued by 

Ministry of Electricity
Investment and Contracts Office
Al-Mansour, AL - Naqabat Street
1st Floor, Transmission Contracts Section
Baghdad, Republic of Iraq
Attn. : Ahmed Mahmoud Sami,
Procurement Officer
Tel. : +964 7901748347
E-mail : eodp@moelc.gov.iq
Website : www.moelc.gov.iq/home 

Bid No.  EODP-AF-MOE/TE/G19 
For  Supplying of 132kV Circuit Breakers, and Capacitor Banks 132kV for Ninawa & Al Anbar. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of US$ 100. The method of payment will be in cash. The document will be picked up from the Office of
Externally Funded Projects office address above. For the International Bidders, there is also the option of purchase through
money transfer and the Bidding Documents to be sent by e-mail. If required, the bidding document will be sent by e-mail
upon receipt of money transfer to MOE bank account with the net amount of US$ 100 excluding any additional. The MOE
bank account is available upon request after sending the company credentials and confirming the official e-mail address. In
case the transferred money did not enter into MOE bank account by the closing date, the bid will be rejected, and if the money
enters the account afterwards it will be returned to the bidder. 
Bid Security  2% of the bid value in the currency of the bid. 
Bid deadline  20.01.2020 
Ukraine Ukraine
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2397)
Project            

District Heating Energy Efficiency Project
Loan No. : IBRD-83870
Project ID No. : P132741            

DB Ref. No.  WB-P447919-12/19 
Issued by 

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

Bid No.  UDHEEP-KHTM-ICB-24B/R-L2 
For  Procurement of pre-insulated steel pipes DN50-DN1000, heat-shrink end caps, ring sealings, kits for insulation of joints,
sliding supports, fixed supports, steel ball valves and other equipment with operating and maintenance manuals. 
Tender cost  The complete set of bidding documents in English may be obtained without any fee in electronic form by interested eligible
bidders upon submission of a written application via confirmed email or in the hardcopy to the address above. The complete
set of bidding documents will be sent to the e-mail indicated in the application. 
Bid deadline  07.02.2020 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2817)
Tender No.             MEW/7289/2019            
Tender for  Transformer distribution units 
Tender details  Fabrication and supply of integrated distribution units on 11/0.433kV electrical dry transformers. 
Bid bond  KD 23,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 1,000 
Closing date  29.03.2020 
Issued by 

Central Tenders Committee
Electricity & Water Ministry
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-2818)
Tender No.              MEW/13/2019/2020             
Tender for  Diesel generators 
Tender details  Supply, transport and operation of diesel generators and accessories. 
Bid bond  KD 62,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 3,500 
Closing date  18.02.2020 
Issued by 

Central Tenders Committee
Electricity & Water Ministry
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-2819)
Tender No.               RFX-2051900091              
Tender for  Ring main units 
Tender details  Supply of 11kV extensible-type ring main units. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 1,050 
Closing date  27.01.2020 
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 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2820)
Tender No.             RFX-2121900203             
Tender for  Substation digital access control systems 
Tender details  Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of digital access control systems,
phase 5, for 132/11kV TP substations. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 1,050 
Closing date  22.01.2020 
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
 
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2821)
Tender No.                RFX-2131900050            
Tender for  Water transmission pipeline consultancy 
Tender details  Provision of consultancy services comprising construction supervision for a water transmission pipeline
and carrying out associated works including non-destructive road crossings (NDRCs) in Dubai. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 2,100 
Closing date  02.02.2020 
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
 
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2822)
Tender No.               RFX-2131900103             
Tender for  Pumping station upgrade 
Tender details  Modification and upgrade of the Najma pumping station, phases 1 and 2. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 3,150 
Closing date  13.02.2020 
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 

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 3 January, 2020

Public Notice No. 55/2015-20



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. 55/2015-20 dated 3rd January, 2020 regarding One time condonation under the EPCG scheme - Extension till 31.03.2020. The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200106121033.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 1 January, 2020

DGFT Notification No. 38/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 38/2015-2020 dated 1st January, 2020 regarding Notification of ITC (HS), 2017- Schedule-1 (Import Policy). The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200102141331.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 31 December, 2019

Notification No. 41/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 41/2019-Customs, dated 31st December, 2019 regarding Seeks to amend notification No. 46/2011-Customs dated 01.06.2011 so as to provide deeper tariff concessions in respect of specified goods when imported from ASEAN under the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement w.e.f. 01.01.2020. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190920115852.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 31 December, 2019

Notification No. 92/2019-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. 92/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 31st December, 2019 regarding Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seed, Areca nut, Gold & Silver. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200101163020.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 2 January, 2020

Notification No. 01/2020-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. 01/2020-Customs (N.T.), dated 2nd January, 2020 regarding Exchange Rates Notification No.01/2020-Customs (NT) dated 02.01.2020. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200103122513.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 26 December, 2019

Notification No. 75/2019-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 75/2019-Central Tax, dated 26th December, 2019 regarding Seeks to carry out changes in the CGST Rules, 2017. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200101163118.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 1 January, 2020

Notification No. 02/2020-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 02/2020-Central Tax, dated 1st January, 2020 regarding Seeks to make amendment (2020) to CGST Rules. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200102141445.pdf) for information of our Members.

EXPORT FINANCE

Dated 1 January, 2020

RBI/2019-20/134
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 14




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 14, dated 1st January, 2020 regarding Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 75 million to Banco Exterior De Cuba. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200103122556.PDF) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (January 04, 2020)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace
Round quality (21x25) 32,600
Structural quality (28x30) 32,600
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 32,550
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 32,650
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 32,800
100x100 mm MS 32,800
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 32,800
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 32,800
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 29,300
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 29,300
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 29,300
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 32,300
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 32,300
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 33,300
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 32,500
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 32,500

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 27,700
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 27,700
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 27,600
Rej. Wheel (Small) 27,600
Cut Tyre (Big) 34,500
Cut Tyre (Small) 28,600
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  27,900
Old Scrap (Godown) 24,200
Turning 23,200
Tin Tapper 25,600
Mill Scale 20,700
Sponge Iron 23,600
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 32,200
Steel Grade 25,000
C.I. Turning 18,000
Degi Scrap 25,300
Deg Casting 37,900
Ingot Moulds (Old) 24,400
Ingot Moulds (New) 36,500
Cut Ingot Moulds 23,300
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (January 04, 2020)
(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 4370 4390 4390 4400 4370 4460 4540 4400
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4390 4460 4460 4560 4560

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4430

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    4490 4490  4540     4540 4550 4560 4440
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4590
4590
4580
4620
4620
4620
4580
4550
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 4410 4370 4420 4490 4590 4580 - - - - -
5 mm 4260 4370 4490 4590 4580 4590
4590 - - -
6 mm 4450 4450 4490 4490 4580 4590 4580 - - -
8 mm - - 4460 4560 4580 4580 4580 - - -
10 mm - - 4460 4560 4580 4580 4640 4580 - -
12 mm - - 4460 4560 4240 4560 4570 - 4660

-

16 mm - - 4460 4560 4570 4560 4640 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4380 4370 4380 4420 4520 4430 - -
5 mm 4380 4370 4380 4380 4620 4630 4620 4620
6 mm 4420 4440 4380 4380 4530 4620 4620 4620
8 mm 4260 4380 4480 4580 4590 4620
10 mm - - 4250 4380 4480 4580 4590 4590
12/25 mm - - 4250 4380 4480 4580 4590 4590
18/19 Gauge 4230 4320 4460 4380
4480 4590 4590 4590

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), January 04, 2020]

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

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