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  • Inauguration of India Pavilion in International Hardware Fair 2018 by Mr. Prem Singh Chauhan, Head of Chancery & Consul (Commercial), Consulate of India, Frankfurt on 4-7 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany. On his right : Mrs. Jaya Basu, Sr. Deputy Director, EEPC India & Mr. Ajay Goswami, Convener, Hand Tools Panel, EEPC India and on his left : Mr. Nilanjan Goswami, Assistant Director, EEPC India & Mr. Ashwini Pande, MD, Koelnmesse Fairs India
  • Indian Pavilion in Practical World International Hardware Fair 2018 on 4-7 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany. Mrs. Jaya Basu, Sr. Deputy Director, EEPC India is presenting memento to Mr. Prem Singh Chauhan, Head of Chancery & Consul (Commercial), Consulate of India, Frankfurt. From left we see : Mr. Ashwini Pande, MD, Koelnmesse Fairs India; Mr. Ajay Goswami, Convener, Hand Tools Panel, EEPC India and Mr. Nilanjan Goswami, Assistant Director, EEPC India
  • Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India interacting with Hon`ble Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. O. Panneerselvam prior to inauguration ceremony of International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII held on 8th March, 2018 in Chennai
  • International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 : Ribbon cutting ceremony is going on in Tamil Nadu Pavilion on 8th March, 2018. We can see from left to right : Mr. P. Benjamin, Minister for Rural Industries including Cottage Industries, Small Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu; Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. M. C. Sampath, Minister for Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu; Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India and Mr. Tomas Huner, Hon`ble Minister for Industry & Trade, Czech Republic
  • Mr. O. Panneerselvam, Hon`ble Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is delivering his speech during the inauguration of International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII
  • Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. B. S. Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India and Mr. Rakesh Shah, Former Chairman and Chairman of Publication, Exhibition and Delegation Committee, EEPC India are interacting to each other during the inauguration of International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII
  • International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 : Ribbon cutting ceremony is going on in Czech Republic Pavilion on 8th March, 2018. We can see from left to right : Mr. Mahesh K. Desai, Regional Chairman, EEPC India (SR); Mr. Tomas Huner, Hon`ble Minister for Industry & Trade, Czech Republic; Mr. M. C. Sampath, Minister for Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu; Mr. P. Benjamin, Minister for Rural Industries including Cottage Industries, Small Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu; H.E Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India; Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India and Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India
  • Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India is delivering her speech during the inauguration of International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII
  • Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India felicitating Mr. Tomas Huner, Hon`ble Minister for Industry & Trade, Czech Republic with a memento at International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 held on 8th March, 2018 in Chennai
  • Mr. Mahesh K. Desai, Regional Chairman, EEPC India (SR) felicitating Ms. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India with a memento at International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 held on 8th March, 2018 in Chennai
  • Mr. Rakesh Shah, Former Chairman and Chairman of Publication, Exhibition and Delegation Committee, EEPC India felicitating Mr. M. C. Sampath, Minister for Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu with a memento at International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 held on 8th March, 2018 in Chennai
  • Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, Executive Director and Secretary, EEPC India felicitating Mr. B. S. Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India with a memento at International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) VII - Day 1 held on 8th March, 2018 in Chennai

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 20 | ISSUE NO. 10 | MARCH 12, 2018

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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

  • DGFT Notification No. 52/2015-20 - Amendment in Para 2.17 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 on "Prohibition on direct or indirect import and export from/to DPRK (Democratic People`s Republic of Korea) in terms of UNSC resolutions concerning DPRK.
  • Notification No. 12/2018 – Central Tax - Second Amendment (2018) to CGST Rules.
  • Public Notice No. 10/2018-Customs - Exports Refunds Camp at Customs Ludhiana - reg.
  • Circular No. 36/10/2018-GST - Processing of refund applications for UIN entities.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

In a bid to address the issues of Export refund claims, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to set up camps across the Country for a fortnight beginning March 15 which will go on till March 29. Exporters will be encouraged to come with refund problems and will be explained what their problem is and experts will help them accordingly to rectify the same.

While confirming this, CBEC Chief Vanaja Sarna said that there are instances of exporters committing errors while filing refund claims and to help them, the department has started giving out refunds partially with manual intervention. CBEC has already given refunds to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore but as much as 70 per cent of total refunds to exporters is still stuck even after eight months of GST roll out.

An official statement issued after the Council’s meeting said that the CBEC and GSTN have started detailed data analytics and preliminary data analysis has revealed that there is variance between the amount of Integrated GST (IGST) and compensation cess paid by importers at Customs ports and input tax credit for the same claimed in GSTR-3B. Besides, it has come to light that there are major data gaps between self-declared liabilities in GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B. According to CBEC Chairperson Vanaja Sarna, this information will be further analyzed and adequate action will be initiated accordingly.

This is for your information.

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Canada
(Source : High Commission of India, Ottawa)

Products with Export Potential for India

Steel : There’s a feel-good story emerging out of India vis-a-vis the steel sector. A recent policy document showed a rise in steel exports in 2017, while a freshly released World Steel Association (WSA) report recorded a growth in crude steel production last year. The Economic Survey of India 2017-18, a document released just prior to the union budget in India, has said a mix of policy inputs for local steel, the rise in global steel prices and a slew of efforts by the Indian government to protect the domestic steel market from cheap imports had all helped in raising steel exports from India to an “unprecedented” 53% rise during the April-December 2017, during which output rose to 7.6 million tons (MT). Local consumption itself rose 5.2% during that period to 64.9 MT. Sale of finished steel rose 5.6% to 79.3 MT during the same period, largely because of a boost from India’s core infrastructure sector. According to the WSA report, India’s crude steel production grew by 6.2% to 101.4 MT in 2017 compared to 95.5 MT in the previous year. The WSA report noted world steel production touched 1,691.2 MT for 2017, up by 5.3% compared to the 2016 output of 1,606.3 MT, which sector analysts say is good news. Specifically, India overtook the U.S. to become the world’s third-largest steel producer. Various measures by GOI like: 1. Raised customs duty 2. Anti-dumping duty 3. Minimum Import Price ensured the recovery by domestic producers India, however, is pushing for an increase in per capita steel consumption to 160 kg by 2030.

(Source: Metal Miner (Sourcing & Trading Intelligence for Global Metals Markets)

Significant Trends in Trade and Investment

Trend : Canada’s total trade balance with India has historically been very low, and the trend has been continuing this year. The total trade balance, including exports and imports, is less than 1% of Canada’s total global trade balance. In December, Canada’s trade deficit with the world totalled $3.2 billion, widening from a $2.7 billion deficit in November. For the year as a whole, the merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $25.9 billion in 2016 to $24.0 billion in 2017.

Analysis : Canadian exports to India continue to grow each month of this year. The gap between export and import growth has narrowed compared to previous periods. All top 10 imports from India fall within a range of 4-7% of total imports. This shows that no import category is dominant, and Canada is not dependent on any particular product from India. The top 4 imports are all within the 6-7% share range.

Trend : Canada’s total Exports to the world increased 0.6% to $46.5 billion in December. This represents the third consecutive monthly increase. For the whole year 2017, total exports were up 5.3% to $549.3 billion. Higher exports to Japan (aircraft), India (potash), the United Kingdom (unwrought gold) and Hong Kong (unwrought gold) led the increase.

Analysis : Due to Alberta’s oil sands, Mineral fuels are Canada’s largest export to the world, along with the highest growth rate. Manufactured goods, such as vehicles, nuclear reactors, machinery, make up a significant share of Canada’s world exports and reflects Canada’s standing as a G7 country. ). The decline in consumer goods exports was also widespread, as exports of food products, pharmaceuticals, and household goods were all lower in December. In terms of international markets, December was an unusual month for Canadian exporters.

Trend : Canada’s Imports from the world rose 1.5%, to $49.7 billion in December. Widespread increases lead to record imports. For the whole year 2017, total imports were up 4.7% to $573.2 billion.

Analysis : As in prior periods, Pharmaceutical products continued to have the highest growth rate (21.31%), while Nuclear Reactors and Mechanical Appliances continued their downward trend during this year (6%). Iron or Steel witnessed the highest growth at 33.86%. followed by Pharmaceutical Products at 21.31%. Pearls, Precious Stones or Metals, Coins and Jewellery, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, and Textile exports from India continue to be the largest share of exports although growth contracted slightly.

Trend : With respect to top competitors of India’s top 5 exports to Canada, the US consistently features as a top 5 competitor in each of the five export categories. China and Germany feature in 3 categories, and Japan in two. India faces very tough competition from these largest trading partners of Canada.

Analysis : There were also significant gains in trade with India, Hong Kong, Turkey and Indonesia, as well as several countries in the EU

India: Canada pension board to acquire stake in ReNew Power

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is in the process of acquiring stake in Indian renewable energy firm ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd in two tranches. According to a filing made by the Canadian pension fund, the first tranche would be a primary investment of about $200 million through compulsorily convertible preference shares, which will convert into equity shares of ReNew at the stage of the initial public offering. “The ownership is expected to be not more than 10% of the equity share capital (on a fully diluted basis) of ReNew,” it said. The stake quantum will depend on the valuation of the IPO. CPPIB will also acquire 6.33 per cent stake in ReNew’s from Asian Development Bank through a secondary transaction. While the amount to be paid by the investment firm for this transaction was not disclosed, a source-based report in The Economic Times pegged the value at $150 million.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

Fairfax raising up to $1.5 bn afresh to invest in India

Fairfax India Holdings Corporation plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion (Rs 10,000 crore) more to invest in India, as the Toronto Stock Exchange-listed investment firm steps on the gas in the country. The firm, associated with Indian-origin Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, said on Friday that it intends to issue various securities including debt over the next 25 months to mobilise the amount in tranches. Some money could also be used for a sale of securities by some existing stakeholders, the company said, without sharing details.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

Google makes first direct investment in India, funds hyper local startup Dunzo

Google has picked up a significant minority stake in hyper-local concierge and delivery player Dunzo, its first direct investment in an Indian startup underlining how the global search giant is quietly getting into an investment mode in the country. Google led a $12-million investment in the Bengaluru-based startup which also saw participation of early backers Aspada Investments and Blume Ventures. The investment is part of Google`s ‘Next Billion Users’ push, as it seeks to build an ecosystem in India across high-frequency hyper-local transactions as well as in the healthcare, financial services, and education sectors. 

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

Amazon’s India marketplace revenue up 105%; in-house vendor’s sales rise 24%

Amazon’s revenue from its India marketplace more than doubled in the year through March 2017, as the online retailer continued to expand its operations. Amazon Seller Services, the marketplace arm and the flagship unit of Amazon’s India operations, reported revenue of USD 480 million for 2016-17. Amazon has been expanding rapidly in India and investing millions to compete with homegrown rival Flipkart. Last month, Amazon pumped in an additional $446 million into its main India arm and doubled its authorized share capital to $4.74 billion.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

Alibaba launches first cloud data centre in India

In a move to extend its cloud services to Indian enterprises, Alibaba Group has opened its first data centre in India in Mumbai. As per the company, “Indian enterprises are innovative and operating in growth sectors, and we look forward to empowering them through our cloud computing and data technologies. As we build out the Alibaba Cloud network globally, India is another important piece that is now firmly in place”.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

EIB invests $400 million in wind and solar projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB), a long-term lending institution of the EU, is betting big on the clean energy sector in India with a $400 million joint investment with domestic lender Yes Bank in new solar and wind projects. The $400 million fund will look at financing large-scale utility projects in India and some of them have been identified in Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

Volkswagen to invest 1 billion euros to launch new models, expand capacity

The Volkswagen Group plans to invest 1 billion euros more in India, as the world`s largest carmaker seeks to launch a flurry of vehicles and expand capacity to shrug off its underperformance in one of the fastest growing markets. The group plans to set up a new manufacturing line at its existing facility at Chakan in Pune, build an engineering centre, and develop new products.

Source: India Canada Biz Digest, Ottawa

France
(Source : Embassy of India, Paris)

Significant Trends in trade and investment (Sources: EoI, E&C Wing Analysis 

Trade – In Jan-Dec 2017, India France bilateral trade stood at € 10.69 billion (+24.6%) as compared to the corresponding period the previous year. India’s exports to France increased by 14.49% during this period with a rise in exports of following top 10 category products: mineral fuels & oils (139.01%); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (13.73%); automobiles and parts (32.61%); electrical machinery (7.17%), footwear (2.81%), gems and jewellery (1.31%)). However there was a drop in exports of, knitted or crocheted articles of apparel & clothing accessories (-1.35%) & non knitted or crocheted articles of apparel & clothing accessories (-1.28%) & organic chemicals (-0.62%) articles of leather (-1.7%).

Meanwhile, French exports to India increased by 36.69% during the same period: Exports of following top 10 ranked products increased: aircraft & spacecraft (106.13%); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances (55.52%); miscellaneous chemical products (5.84%); electrical machinery & equipment (15.87%), organic chemicals by (2.79)% & plastics and articles thereof (9.2%). However, exports of optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus & parts thereof fell by 19.83%, & those of iron & steel by -25.54%, articles of iron & steel by -30.44% & pharmaceutical products (-6.46%).

Investment – According to statistics released by Business France, “There are over 150 Indian companies operating in France, where they employ more than 7,000 people. Eleven new investments from India were recorded in 2016, creating or maintaining 171 jobs. Indian investments in France in 2016 were often in high value-added activities, particularly R&D and engineering (36%), decision-making centres (27%), including a European headquarters, and business services (18%). Investments came in a variety of sectors, including software and IT services (18%), energy and recycling (18%), aerospace, naval and railway equipment (18%), and textiles and clothing (18%) sectors. Indian companies invested primarily in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (27%), Ile de France (Paris region) (27%) and Bourgogne Franche-Comté (18%) regions. Selected investment projects in 2016 were from:

Royal Enfield [in 2016 this Indian firm announced that it would be establishing its pan-European headquarters in Paris (Ile de France region), with the opening of a concept store in Levallois-Perret]. Guesswork [a winner in French Tech Ticket, season 1, this Indian start-up markets a mobile app that helps small online retailers connect with customers. Guesswork won a one-year residency for 2016 in the Startup42 business incubator in the Parisian suburb of Kremlin-Bicêtre (Ile de France region)]. Etosha: [this specialist in flavours, fragrances and essential oils for agri-food, personal care (deodorants, perfumes and soaps) and homecare (detergents) recently established a French subsidiary in Grasse (ProvenceAlpes-Côte d’Azur region) that will create 10 jobs over the next three years]. Dymond Cleantech: [a winner in French Tech Ticket, season 1, this Indian start-up has developed an electrochemical water purification technology based on diamond electrodes. In 2016, it was resident in the La Paillasse business incubator in Paris (Ile de France region), where it had co-working space and access to coaching sessions].

Events organised by Mission for Trade & Investment Promotion / Market outreach / Publicity etc.

Indian Embassy in France in a unique initiative called “Meeting Marathon” held 42 meetings with French companies over three days (15-17 January 2018). These 30 minute one to one interactions between the senior officials of the Embassy and the representatives of French companies were held with the objective of guiding these companies in their specific investment projects in India as well as to actively intervene and resolve if they are encountering any problems. A detailed report on the outcomes of the meetings, along with specific action points will be shared with the concerned divisions of Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Industrial Promotion & Policy, Ministry of Commerce & Industry  and specific state governments.

Embassy plans to conduct the ‘Meeting Marathons’ at regular intervals so as to encourage the French investments especially by the French SMEs into India.

Saudi Arabia
(Source : Embassy of India, Riyadh)

L&T wins $250m business in Saudi Arabia, UAE and India

The Power Transmission & Distribution Business of Mumbai-headquartered Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has announced orders worth $250 million. The business said it has secured an order from the Saudi Electricity Company for construction of an overhead transmission line between two substations. This is to be one of the longest lines in the Kingdom, with a route length of more than 400 km. In the UAE, orders have been clinched for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three substations and associated works for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Shamal Development and Meraas Development.

Venezuela
(Source : Embassy of India, Caracas)

Potential products of exports for India                     

S.No.

HS codes

Description

Rationale

1

3000000000

Pharmaceutical products

Venezuelan pharmaceutical industry is severely affected by the lack of private investment and relies heavily on the imports for drugs and pharmaceuticals. India is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of pharmaceuticals in the world and enjoys acceptance in the Venezuelan market due to its quality and competitive prices.

2

8708000000

Auto- parts

India is one of the top manufacturers of auto-parts in the world. Venezuela is in dire need of auto-parts for all kind of Vehicles.

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro to Visit India to Attend Solar Summit: Venezuela`s President, Nicolas Maduro, will visit India in March to attend the International Solar Alliance Summit (ISA). The two-day summit, which is being hosted by India for the first time, will start on March 10. "Prime Minister Modi has invited President Maduro for the ISA next month”. Ambassador Mr Rahul Shrivastava called on President Maduro to hand over invitation from Prime Minister Modi for participation in the International Solar Alliance Founding  Summit to be held in India on 11 March 2018. ISA is a treaty-based international inter-governmental alliance comprising 121 solar resource-rich countries lying wholly or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, covering a majority of the African continent, parts of the South American continent, and countries like India, China, Myanmar, Omen, Bangladesh, and Australia. In 2005, when the late President Hugo Chavez, then leader of the Bolivarian revolution visited India to sign a bilateral agreement.  The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding and established the Indo-Venezuelan Joint Commission (JCM), which decided that India`s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will be given opportunities to explore oil and gas in the South American country, including a massive oil field in the Orinoco belt. India and Venezuela first established diplomatic ties in 1959.

India and Venezuela to deepen hydrocarbon sector collaboration during Maduro’s New Delhi visit: As per media reports, India and Venezuela will push for deeper engagement and joint ventures (JV) in the hydrocarbon sector during Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to New Delhi in March. Maduro is scheduled to visit India on March 10 and 11 to attend the summit of the International Solar Alliance. According to the media reports, Maduro is also slated for a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the two countries are expected to negotiate outstanding issues in the hydrocarbon sector and explore opportunities of new JVs between Venezuelan national oil companies and Indian government and private oil companies. The agenda is expected to include increasing the purchase of Venezuelan crude oil by Indian national oil marketing and refining companies, led by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), such trade transactions are largely confined to private Indian refiners, like Reliance Industries and Essar. The meeting between the two heads of State is expected to lay the ground-work for subsequent signing of new agreements for higher volume crude imports by Indian refiners like IOC, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum, the report said. The new purchase agreements between the two countries would be part of a resolution of outstanding debt. ONGC Videsh, the overseas arm of ONGC, in 2016 picked up a 40% equity stake in the San Cristobel oilfields project entailing an investment of US$ 200 million. However, Venezuelan national oil exploration and production company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) had an outstanding payment of US$ 537 million to ONGC Videsh. PDVSA last year offered to offset the default amount through exports of crude oil, but this could not be followed up on in absence of new purchase agreements between Indian government refiners and PDVSA. The report indicated that a satisfactory resolution of the outstanding debt at the highest level could lead to commitment of further investments by ONGC Videsh in the San Cristobal asset. ONGC has already sought that the latter oilfields increase production to 27,000 bbl/d from about 18,000 bbl/d. The sources said that to increase production from San Cristobal, PDVSA was keen to have a JV with its existing buyer, Reliance Industries, a proposal which was expected to be touched upon during talks of the two Heads of State. To further expand Indian direct investments in Venezuela, the bilateral talks were expected to push ahead with development of the Orinoco oilfields, which was offered to ONGC Videsh a few years ago, through a government-to-government memorandum of understanding.

TENDER INFORMATION

Georgia Georgia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2142)
Project            

Sustainable Urban and Transport Investment Program – Tranche 5
Loan No. : 3617-GEO
Financing from ADB            

DB Ref. No.  ADB194-03/18 
Issued by 

Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
Attn. : Ms. Tamta Biseishvili, Procurement Specialist
150 David Agmashenebeli Ave.,  Room #409
Tbilisi 0112, Georgia
Tel. : (+995 32) 243 70 01/243 70 02/243 70 03
Fax : (+995 32) 243 70 77
E-mail : procurement@mdf.org.ge 

Bid No.  P42414-SUTIP5-ICB-1.01 
For 

Design, Supply and Installation of Cables and Ventilators and Accessory Equipment for Tbilisi Metro network
comprising the following :
- Lot 1 : Design, Supply, and Installation of Cables and Accessory Equipment : Dismantling and recycling of the
existing cables networks, design, supply, loading, transportation, unloading, installation and testing of new cable
networks and accessory equipment for Tbilisi metro network. It includes Traction Power (TP), Medium Voltages
(MV) and Low Voltage (LV) cable networks.

- Lot 2 : Design, Supply, and Installation of Ventilators and Accessory Equipment : Dismantling of existing 28
ventilators and accessory equipment, design, supply, loading, transport, unloading, installation and testing of
32 new ventilators for Tbilisi metro network. 
Tender cost  Upon submission of written request to the address above, the Bidding Documents will be distributed electronically.
Bidding Documents (soft copy) can also be obtained from the MDF office free of charge at the address above. 
Bid deadline  20.04.2018 
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2143)
Project              

Kostanay District Heating Project
Project ID No. : 47396
Loan from EBRD              

DB Ref. No.  EBRD142-03/18 
Issued by 

Mr. A. Bekpaganbetov
State Communal Enterprise "Kostanay Heat and Power Company"
231 Borodina St.
Kostanay City, Kazakhstan
Fax : +7-7142-577024
E-mail : grp.ktek@mail.ru 

Bid No.  9021-IFT-47396 
For  Supply and installation of heat exchangers in BH3. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of KZT 100,000 (One hundred thousand) (VAT including) or equivalent in
convertible currency.

In convertible currency payment shall be made by direct bank transfer to :
Beneficiary : State Communal Enterprise Kostanay Heat and Power Company
Beneficiary’s Bank : Halyk Bank Kazakhstan, 97 Rozybakiev str. 050046 Almaty Kazakhstan
Account No. : KZ986010221000286607 USD
Account No. : KZ426010221000315745 EUR
SWIFT BIC : HSBKKZKX
Correspondent account US$
No. 8900372605
Correspondent Bank : THE BANK OF YORK MELLON NEW YORK, NY US
SWIFT BIC : IRVTUS3NXXX
Correspondent account EUR
No. 100 9472176 1000
Correspondent Bank : DEUTSCHE BANK AG FRANKFURT AM MAIN DE
SWIFT BIC : DEUTDEFFXXX 

Bid Security  KZT 2,000,000 (two million) or equivalent in convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  25.04.2018 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2144)
Project                

Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
Loan No. : 3000-NEP (SF)
Financing from ADB                

DB Ref. No.  ADB191-03/18 
Issued by 

Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited
Project Implementation Directorate
Project Director
Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Postal/Zip code : 44600
Tel. : +977-1-4258771
Fax : +977-1-4224057
E-mail : kuklpid.org.np 

Bid No.  KUKL-WW/EG-01 
For 

Supply of Sewer Cleaning Equipment (the “Goods”), which consist of major equipment as mentioned hereunder :
- Jetting machine of 3500-liter capacity - 2 nos.
- Rodding Machine of 6.5 hp engine - 2 Nos.
- Suction machine of 1500 liters -2 Nos., of 3000 liters-2 Nos. and & 6000 liters - 1 No.
- Dewatering Pumps of 300 liter/min - 3 Nos. and of 160 liter/min - 2 Nos.
- Valve locator - 5 Nos.
- Jetting Hose - 13 Nos.
- Training for 3 persons for one week. 

Tender cost 

Visit the office of Project Implementation Directorate at the address indicated above and deposit a
non-refundable fee of NPR 10,000.00 or US$ 100.00 in the bank Account mentioned below :

Or

request for delivery by sending a written application to The Project Director at the address indicated above.
The application must be supported by payment of NPR 25,000.00 deposited in the following bank for domestic
delivery or USD 300.00 for overseas delivery by International Bank Transfer to the following account.

Name of Bank : NIC, New Road, Kathmandu
Account Name : Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited
Account No. : 3041091950524005
Swift Code : NICENPKA
Documents will be sent by courier. No liability will be accepted for the loss or late delivery. 

Bid deadline  27.04.2018 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Bahrain Bahrain
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2162)
Tender No.              RFP201812745196592 (4-2018)             
Tender for  Chiller 
Tender details  Replacement of a chiller at a museum. 
Bid bond  BD 500 
Cost of tender documents  BD 30 
Closing date  21.03.2018 
Issued by 

Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities
Directorate of Human Resources & Finance
PO Box 2199
Manama, Bahrain
Tel. : (973) 17298777
Fax : (973) 17293873
E-mail : info@culture.gov.bh
Website : http://culture.gov.bh 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2163)
Tender No.               BD/F/5/2018              
Tender for  Diesel fuel screw pumps 
Tender details  Supply of diesel fuel screw pumps. 
Cost of tender documents  ID 500,000 
Closing date  24.04.2018 
Issued by 

Oil Products Distribution Company
Materials Division
Foreign Procurement Department
Al-Daura Refinery
PO Box 12037
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7751484
E-mail : info@opdc.oil.gov.iq; for_pur@opdc.oil.gov.iq
Website : www.opdc.oil.gov.iq 

Jordan Jordan
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2164)
Tender No.               58/2017                 
Tender for  Substation equipment 
Tender details 

Replacement of a 132kV double bus bar and ancillary equipment for a 132/33kV substation
at Queen Alia International Airport. The project includes full design, engineering, manufacture,
inspection, testing, packing for export, supply CFR Aqaba, supervision of erection and commissioning
works at sites, setting to works and warranty for a period of 24 months from the date of receipt of last
consignment at site of the substation. Works will consist of but not be limited to: 1) replacement of the
whole existing bus bars (about 850 metres) to upgrade its rate to 3150A; 2) supply main equipment for
the substation such as: a) circuit breakers and their accessories for bus coupler and bus section circuits,
b) disconnectors and their accessories for bus coupler and bus section circuits, c) 45 current transformers
and their accessories for all existing circuits; and d) two voltage transformers and their accessories for bus
bar; 3) other ancillary equipment; and 4) spare parts. The civil works are covered under a separate contract.
The delivery time of the equipment is 40 weeks from the letter of award to Aqaba port.

Bid bond  JD 5,000 
Cost of tender documents  JD 150 
Closing date  17.04.2018 
Issued by 

National Electric Power Company (Nepco)
PO Box 2310
Amman 11181, Jordan
Tel. : (9626) 5858615
Fax : (9626) 5818336
E-mail : info@nepco.com.jo
Website : www.nepco.com.jo 

Source  MEED.com website 

Domestic Information

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Dated 12 March, 2018

Public Notice No. 10/2018-Customs



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STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (March 10, 2018)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace  
Round quality (21x25) 35,500
Structural quality (28x30) 35,600
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 35,900
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 35,900
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 35,600
100x100 mm MS 35,600
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 35,700
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 35,700
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 35,700
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 35,700
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 35,800
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 35,800
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 35,800
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 35,900
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 35,700
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 35,800

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 25,400
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 25,100
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 25,400
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 25,800
Cut Tyre (Big) 31,100
Cut Tyre (Small) 25,700
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  28,500
Old Scrap (Godown) 25,500
Turning 23,900
Tin Tapper 24,300
Sponge Iron 24,800
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 33,800
Steel Grade 32,600
C.I. Turning 19,100
Degi Scrap 27,100
Deg Casting 36,900
Ingot Moulds (Old) 27,600
Ingot Moulds (New) 37,700
Cut Ingot Moulds 25,200
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (March 10, 2018)
(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 4540 4370 4330 4370 4380 4380 4400 4480
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4420 4400 4420 4430 4500

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4350

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    4460 4500  4510     4520 4520 4550 4580
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4350
4350
4320
4380
4380
4390
4370
4310
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 4380 4370 4370 4460 4460 4450 - - - - -
5 mm 4420 4420 4460 4460 4450 4460
4360 - - -
6 mm 4400 4400 4460 4460 4450 4460 4360 - - -
8 mm - - 4430 4430 4430 4430 4330 - - -
10 mm - - 4430 4430 4430 4430 4210 4310 - -
12 mm - - 4430 4430 4430 4430 4210 - 4340

-

16 mm - - 4430 4430 4430 4430 4210 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4400 4400 4400 4440 4460 4460 - -
5 mm 4400 4400 4400 4400 4360 4350 4350 4350
6 mm 4400
4400 4400 4400 4360 4350 4350 4350
8 mm 4280 4400 4410 4410 4420 4420
10 mm - - 4280 4400 4410 4410 4420 4420
12/25 mm - - 4280 4400 4410 4410 4420 4420
18/19 Gauge 4360 4340 4490 4400
4410 4410 4420 4420

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), March 10, 2018]

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

 

 


REGIONAL CHAIRMEN / CHAIRPERSON

EASTERN REGION
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Tel.: 91-33-40052700
Fax : 91-33-40052800
E-mail : corona@coronaind.com
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NORTHERN REGION
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91-40-27765793 (R)
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WESTERN REGION

Krishanlal Dhingra
Tel.: 91-22-64527953
Fax : 91-22-26556955
E-mail : kldhingra@gmail.com

EEPC INDIA OFFICES

REGISTERED & HEAD OFFICE TERRITORIAL OFFICE
Bhaskar Sarkar
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

Suranjan Gupta
Addl. 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
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REGIONAL OFFICES

EASTERN REGION
Anima Pandey
Regional Director
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
Vandhna Building (7th Floor)
11, Tolstoy Marg
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
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 : 91-22-4212 5556, 022-2495 5486
E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE

AHMEDABAD
Sudhakaran C. K. Nair
Sr. Asst. 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
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
Srinivas Chakravarthy
Assistant Director
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