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  • Mr. Opinder Singh, Deputy Director, EEPC India, Jalandhar welcoming the participants at Awareness Session on Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) Program held on 19th September, 2018 in Jalandhar
  • Awareness Session on Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) Program held on 19th September, 2018 in Jalandhar. Ms. Kamna Raj Aggarwalla, Regional Chairperson (NR), EEPC India presenting memento to the Chief Guest Mr. Parampreet Rai, Asst Commissioner of Customs, Ludhiana. The Guest of Honour Mr. Naveen Kalotra, Superintendent of Customs, Ludhiana is also present (at the centre)
  • Half Day Workshop on "Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)" held on 3rd October, 2018 in Chennai. Mr. C H Nadiger, Regional Director, EEPC India (SR) welcoming the participants to the meeting
  • Half Day Workshop on "Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)" held on 3rd October, 2018 in Chennai. Mr. Venkataraman, Founder, Freight Club, Chennai making a presentation on AEO
  • EEPC India Joint Director Mr. Saikat Dutta meets Mr. Josef Vrbensky, Department of Africa, Asia and Australia, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Czech Republic at Catalogue Show in MSV Brno Trade Fair on 1st October, 2018
  • Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India giving welcome address at Awareness Session on "Bank Frauds & Cyber Crimes - A Growing threat to Day-to-day Life" held on 4th October, 2018 in Kolkata. On his right by Dr. L. Nato Singh, Scientist B (Documents), Cyber Forensic Expert, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Guwahati; Mr. Kaushik Ghosh, Regional Head Sales - Digital Payment Solutions, ICICI Bank Ltd; Mr. Koushik Ganguly, Regional Head-East, ICICI Bank Ltd; Mrs. Anima Pandey, Regional Director (ER) & Director (Membership), EEPC India and on his left Mr. Surojit Bose, Inspector, BFS, Kolkata Police; Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, Advisor. EEPC India Technology Center; Mr. Kuntal Sidhartha, Sub-Inspector, Cyber PS, Kolkata Police; Mr. Suman Sadhukhan, Sub-Inspector, BFS, Kolkata Police

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 20 | ISSUE NO. 41 | OCTOBER 22, 2018

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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

  • Notification No. 51/2018-Customs (ADD) - Seeks to amend the notification No. 23/2103 dated the 10th October, 2013 to extend the levy of anti-dumping duty on the imports of " Ductile Iron Pipes " originating in or exported from China PR.
  • Circular No. 1067/6/2018-CX - Online registration and online filing of the claims, by the eligible units for disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime, located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim -Reg.
  • Notification No. 53/2018 – Central Tax - Seeks to make amendments (Eleventh Amendment, 2018) to the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification restores rule 96(10) to the position that existed before the amendment carried out in the said rule by notification No. 39/2018- Central Tax dated 04.09.2018.
  • Notification No. 54/2018 – Central Tax - Seeks to make amendments (Twelfth Amendment, 2018) to the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification amends rule 96(10) to allow exporters who have received capital goods under the EPCG scheme to claim refund of the IGST paid on exports and align rule 89(4B) to make it consistent with rule 96(10).
  • Notification No. 86/2018-Customs (N.T.) - Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver.
  • Notification No. 87/2018 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange Rates Notification No.87/2018-Custom(NT) dated 18.10.2018.
  • Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD) - Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel" originating in or exported from China PR.
  • Circular No. 38/2018-Customs - Procedure to be followed in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses under section 65 of the Customs Act-reg.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

For the first time in fiscal 2018-19, India`s merchandise exports conceded a year-on-year decline during September 2018 bucking the growth-run of the last five months. The decline was recorded at 2.15 percent. Engineering exports, following the broader merchandise trend, dropped by 4.12 percent year-on-year in September 2018 after witnessing sizeable growth in the past five months, as per the quick estimates of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. This decline was attributed to a higher export base in September 2017 due to an imminent cut off then in pre-GST duty drawback rates. This decline does not seem worrisome for the exporters as it has been a simple consequence of high statistical base which is likely to wane off in the coming months.

Meanwhile, addressing the concern of the businesses in India, the Government has extended the deadline for filing summary sales return in form GSTR 3B for the month of September 2018 for five days to 25th October instead of the previously announced deadline of 20th October which has already expired. As a consequence, businesses that wish to claim Input Tax Credit (ITC) benefit for the period July 2017 to March 2018 will get five more days for the same.

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Malta
(Source : High Commission of India, Malta)

Significant Trends in trade investment (Source: DGCIS)

Details of significant trends : Exports by India to Malta for the period June and July 2018 stood at US$ 15.88 million and India’s imports from Malta stood at US$0.96 million.

Exports by India to Malta during 2017-2018 stood at US$ 195.86 million and India’s imports from Malta stood at US$15.95 million.

The main items of India`s exports to Malta are marine products, drugs, pharmaceutical & fine chemicals, inorganic/organic/agro chemicals, manufactures of metals, transport equipments, and other commodities.  The main items of India`s imports from Malta are pulp and waste paper, metal scraps, organic chemicals, medicinal & pharmaceutical products, and electronic goods.

Analysis : During 2017-2018, there is an increase in export by India to Malta amounted to US$58 million and decrease in import by Malta to India amounted to US$6.42 million as compared during 2016-2017.

Peru
(Source : Embassy of India, Lima)

The increasingly accessible Indian market

In the last twenty years, Peru has followed a commercial policy of openness and global integration that has brought great benefits for its economy, with greater opportunities for Peruvians, access to cutting-edge technology, more inputs for the industry and a greater variety of products at lower prices. Thus, since 2009, when the main trade agreements entered into force, until 2017, the exchange with the world grew 73.3%, which contributed to the reduction of poverty, which fell by 11.8 percentage points in that period. In this way, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has been leading the opening of new markets, despite the fact that a section of the business sector would seek to trap the negotiations of what would be an important trade agreement for the country: the free trade agreement (FTA) Peru-India.

India, a country with more than 1,300 million inhabitants, a GDP per capita of US $ 1,964, a growth projection of around 7.5% for 2019 and 2020, and which is shaping up as the second world economy by 2050, only behind China, represents a great opportunity to boost exports to the Asian continent and investments in Peru. Therefore, converting it into a business partner with an FTA is not only part of the state policy that Peru has been promoting, led by Mincetur, but also is strategic to ensure growth through integration and commercial diversification.

What does Peru commercialize with India?

The commercial exchange between Peru and India has grown exponentially, and it could do even more with the FTA. In the last five years alone there has been an accumulated growth of 111%, driven mainly by the dynamism in exports, which since 2016 exceeded imports from this country. Shipments to this market grew by an average of 34.8% per year between 2013 and 2017, and by July 2018 (US $ 1.517 billion) they grew by 39.8% compared to the same period of 2017. These were highly concentrated in the traditional mining sector, which accounted for more than 90% of exports, in which gold accounted for 73% of mining shipments, followed by copper ores and concentrates. All these products currently pay an average tariff of 8.5%. Nonetheless, export of non-traditional products are growing. Although in 2017 these fell, by July 2018 (US $ 21.7 million) they showed a growth of 23.8%. Since 2017, shipments of jewelry, cocoa in several presentations were registered for the first time, and shipments of fresh grapes, among others, were maintained. Therefore, the FTA represents an enormous opportunity to enhance and diversify non-traditional exports, which currently face high tariffs. Coffee, grapes, cocoa and fishmeal being sent to India pay average tariffs of 56.3%, 29.4%, 56.3% and 29.9% respectively.

On the other hand, the FTA will generate significant savings for the local industry, thanks to the import of supplies with lower tariffs. In the last five years, they maintained an average annual growth of 3.2% and upto July 2018 (US $ 516.6 million) they grew by 14%. Around 50% of the total importation from India corresponded to intermediate goods or raw materials for industry, among which the vehicles and yarns stand out. Consumer goods are also imported, and importantly, medicines in general and those for oncological treatment or HIV, which would be favored with a better tariff treatment.

Venezuela
(Source : Embassy of India, Caracas)

Bilateral Trade

Period

Imports from Venezuela

Exports to Venezuela

Total trade

US$ million

Rs. Lacs

US$ million

Rs. Lacs

US$ million

Rs. Lacs

2017-18

5,866.37

3,779,668.44

79.21

51,053.33

5,945.58

3,830,721.77

2016-17

5,512.06

3,696,429.07

62.22

41,615.42

5,574.28

3,738,044.49

2015-16

5,701.81

3,715,029.41

130.66

85,177.63

5,832.47

3,800,207.00

2014-15

11,729.89

7,158,579.90

258.07

158,004.43

11,987.96

7,316,585.00

Source: Export Import Data Bank, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Export Import Data Bank, National Institute of Statistics (INE), Government of Venezuela. Venezuela has not published any official data in respect of trade after 2014.

Top 10 items of Venezuela Imports from India

     (US$ million)

S.N.

Exports

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

1

Pharmaceutical Products  

143.55

73.17

24.55

54.48

2

Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances

11.95

14.58

11.01

5.58

3

Man-Made Staple Fibers

15.6

3.69

1.91

3.85

4

Organic Chemicals  

4.41

3.39

1.75

1.75

5

Cotton

22.1

6.58

3.11

1.56

6

Optical Photographic and Cinematographic Equipment 

16.22

1.91

1.02

0.86

7

Articles of Apparel and Clothing

3.7

3.99

2.78

0.77

8

Electrical Machinery and Equipment

2.99

4.79

1.21

0.54

9

Articles of Iron or Steel  

4.56

1.43

2.24

0.01

10

Vehicles and Parts

0.39

0.12

1.18

0.00

Source: Export Import Data Bank, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

India eyes rupee-route, barter for Venezuelan crude: According to media reports, India is considering setting up a rupee-payment mechanism for trade with Venezuela, besides exporting rice and drugs to the South American nation, all in return for crude oil. As per the report, the Ministries of Commerce, Finance and Petroleum are looking into the proposal. The news article adds that Venezuela is among the top 10 crude oil suppliers to India. The report indicates that since the size of the business would run into several millions, it needs to have a proper trade balance and that the rupee-payment mechanism is not a new concept, but there is a general agreement that the strategy for Venezuela cannot be similar to that for sanctions-hit Iran. The article further indicates that this mechanism is also being considered to benefit Indian exporters, particularly pharmaceutical products and non-basmati rice. “Rice is well-consumed in Venezuela and we see a huge potential, provided a proper payment mechanism is established,” said Mr. BV Krishna Rao, President of the Rice Exporters Association. He also said that so far, the efforts of exporters to tap the Venezuelan market through the Dubai route have not been successful due to payment issues. Mr Rao estimates that India could export up to half-a-million tonnes to Venezuela on a regular basis, if a rupee-based payment mechanism is set up.

India Mulling Dumping Dollar in Oil Trade with Russia, Iran and Venezuela: According to media reports, India`s Central Bank and Ministry of Finance have been tasked with exploring the feasibility of rupee and barter-based trade agreements with crude oil producing nations such as Russia, Iran and Venezuela.  The report indicates that a potential scheme is of trading Indian pharmaceuticals for Venezuelan oil. The media outlet further mentions that in its meeting on 04 October 2018, the Indian inter-ministerial panel headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu also asked the Central Bank to explore the possibility of rupee-yuan trade with China, trade deals using the euro instead of the dollar, and the promotion of gold-related initiatives, such as gold-denominated savings accounts and sovereign bonds, and measures to cut gold imports. The panel also proposed the need for barter and deferred payment arrangements with Russia in the trade of raw diamonds. The meeting came amid a sharp slide in the value of the rupee against the dollar this week, with the Indian currency settling at a record low of 73.81 rupees against the dollar on 04 October.

ONGC expects crude oil prices to go higher: According to media reports, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) expects crude oil prices to continue their upward trajectory in the backdrop of impending Iran sanctions and declining production in Venezuela. Speaking at India’s largest exploration and production firm’s annual general meeting on 28 September, Shashi Shanker, chairman and managing director said, “Within a period of two years, the trajectory of prices changed dramatically. A barrel of crude in early 2016 fetched just about US$ 30; by the end of 2017 it had already more than doubled.” A high crude oil price projection by ONGC that accounts for 73% of India’s oil and gas production comes in the backdrop of Brent crude oil spot prices breaching the US$ 80 per barrel mark. Increasing tensions between the US and Venezuela, the US demanding an end to all imports of Iranian oil by early November and the rupee’s performance as Asia’s worst performing currency of the year have compounded the situation and put India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, in a difficult spot. “Today Brent crude is selling over $75 a barrel and could go even higher as Iran approaches another era of sanctions and Venezuela grapples with rapidly declining oil production,” Shashi Shanker added. The international crude oil prices had registered an all-time high of US$ 147 per barrel in July 2009.

Potential products of exports for India                     

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.

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.

 

Egypt
(Source : Embassy of India, Cairo)

Proposal for maintenance and repair of railway tracks in Egypt

We have been informed by the Embassy of India, Cairo that have received the proposal from Eng. Mostafa Abd El-latif Abo El Makarem, Chairman of the Egyptian Railways for Track Renewal and Maintenance Company (ERTRAC) for collaboration with Indian company for maintenance and renovation of Egyptian railway tracks. ERTRAC is one of the private companies registered with the Egyptian Ministry of Transport to undertake railway maintenance and repair work.

In this proposal, Eng. Makarem has mentioned following:

(i)   ERTRAC is looking for the collaboration with the Indian company to undertake the maintenance and renovation of 200 kms of railway main track and 200 outlines.
      The details are attached.

(ii)  ERTRAC expects that Indian company should provide the equipments and the supervisors/technical experts for this work.

(iii) The wagons and locomotives required to be used during repair and maintenance work will be provided by the Egyptian side.

(iv) The feasibility study would have to be undertaken by the Indian company. The project is expected to last over three years.

(v)  As a first step ERTRAC would like to hold discussion with relevant Indian companies over video conferencing to get the idea on estimated cost, time
      line 
and implementation. The proposals from Indian companies would then be put up to the Egyptian Minister of Transport for his approval to take it forward.

Renovations of Railways and proposed outlines

Straight lines

Cairo / Aswan                                   60 K.M.

Kabbary / Matrouh                            90 K.M.

Nefesha  / Suez                              120 K.M.

Bahariya Oasis Line                          80 K.M.

Outlines

Cairo / Aswan                                   150 outlines

Nefesha  / Suez                                120 outlines

Embaba / Etay El Baroud                   120 outlines

Renovations (renewal) proposal 200 K.M. straight lines + 200 outlines

The details of concerned officer in ERTRAC are given below:

Eng. Mostafa Abd El-latif Abo El Makarem
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Egyptian Railways for Track Renewal and Maintenance Company (ERTRAC)
18, Mahmoud Bassiouni St. - Tahrir
Cairo, Egypt
Mobile: 0020-1222393333
Email: ertarac@hotmail.com

Interested member-exporters are requested to contact the above directly under intimation to Embassy of India, Cairo, Egypt. Also, they may discuss the proposal further with ERTRAC over video conferencing.  

TENDER INFORMATION

Ethiopia Ethiopia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2222)
Project             

National Quality Infrastructure Development Project
Loan No. : IDA-59830
Project ID No. : P160279     

DB Ref. No.  WB8614-10/18 
Issued by 

Ministry of Science and Technology
National Quality Infrastructure development Project Office
Beside Churchill Road Behind Lycee Gebremariam School Arada Sub-City
Floor/Room number: 6th Floor/603
woreda 05 Addis Ababa
Postal address : 2490
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Attn. : Mr. Wondwosen Fisseha, Project Coordinator
Tel. : +251 (0) 111-26-50-78/+251 915-57-40-20
E-mail : wonfish2013@gmail.com 

Bid No.  ET-MOST-73815-GO-RFB 
For 

Procurement of Vehicles as indicated below :
- Lot 1 : Midi bus; Quantity : 4 Pcs.
- Lot 2 : Double Cabin Pick Up; Quantity : 3 Pcs.
- Lot 3 : Automobiles  sedan 1300 CC; Quantity : 8 Pcs.

Tender cost  Non-refundable ETB (Local currency) 200.00 or equivalent amount in easily convertible currency
The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s cheque or CPO to the Ministry of Science and
Technology- National Quality Infrastructure Development Project (MoST-NQIDP). 
Bid Security 

- Lot 1 : ETB 60,000.00 or equivalent in any easily convertible currency.
- Lot 2 : ETB 60,000.00 or equivalent in any easily convertible currency.
- Lot 3 : ETB 60,000.00 or equivalent in any easily convertible currency.

Bid deadline  05.12.2018 
Georgia Georgia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2223)
Project              

Batumi Bus Project
Project ID No. : 48104
Loan from EBRD                

DB Ref. No.  EBRD582-10/18 
Issued by 

Batumi Autotransport LLC
13, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Str.
Batumi, Georgia
Attn. : Mr. Giorgi Kontselidze
Tel. :  +995-593-010-813/+995 599-575-723
E-mail : koncelidzegiorgi@gmail.com 

Bid No.  9264-IFT-48104 
For  Supply of new low floor electric buses for Batumi Autotransport LLC. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of EUR 200 or equivalent in a convertible currency at the exchange rate announced
by the National Bank of Georgia on the date of payment. The money should be transferred to :

Beneficiary : Tbilisi Transport Company, LLC
JSC Bank of Georgia
SWIFT : BAGAGE22
Account: GE32BG0000000127527201 US$; GE62BG0000000127554500 EUR 

Bid deadline  14.12.2018 
Kenya Kenya
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2224)
Project              

Water and Sanitation Development Project
Loan No. : IDA-60300
Project ID No. : P156634             

DB Ref. No.  WB8554-10/18 
Issued by 

Managing Director
Garissa Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd.
Along Lamu Road, Opposite Garissa Law Courts
P. O. Box 1088-70100
Garissa, Kenya
E-mail : info@garissawater.co.ke
Website : www.garissawater.co.ke 

Bid No.  KE-GAWASCO-28222-GO-RFB 
For  Supply and delivery of 3 Nos. Motor vehicles 4x4 Wheel Drive Double Cab,
Manual transmission, of engine capacity 4100-4200cc.  
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee Kshs. 1,000.00 per set (or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency).  
Bid Security  Kshs. 524,000 (Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Twenty Four Thousand only) or equivalent amount in
a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  15.11.2018 
Kenya Kenya
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2225)
Project              

Water and Sanitation Development Project
Loan No. : IDA-60300
Project ID No. : P156634               

DB Ref. No.  WB8553-10/18 
Issued by 

Managing Director
Garissa Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd.
Along Lamu Road, Opposite Garissa Law Courts
P. O. Box 1088-70100
Garissa, Kenya
E-mail : info@garissawater.co.ke
Website : www.garissawater.co.ke 

Bid No.  KE-GAWASCO-67414-GO-RFB 
For  Supply and delivery of 7 Nos. Water Bowsers. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee Kshs. 1,000.00 per set (or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency).
Bid Security  Kshs. 1,700,000 (Kenya Shillings One Million Seven Hundred Thousand only) or equivalent amount
in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  15.11.2018 
Kenya Kenya
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2226)
Project              

Water and Sanitation Development Project
Loan No. : IDA-60300
Project ID No. : P156634                

DB Ref. No.  WB8552-10/18 
Issued by 

Managing Director
Garissa Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd.
Along Lamu Road, Opposite Garissa Law Courts
P. O. Box 1088-70100
Garissa, Kenya
E-mail : info@garissawater.co.ke
Website : www.garissawater.co.ke 

Bid No.
KE-GAWASCO-70412-GO-RFB 
For  Supply and delivery of 30 Nos. Motor Cycles of Engine Capacity 165-175cc. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee Kshs. 1,000.00 per set (or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency). 
Bid Security  Kshs. 346,000 (Kenya Shillings Three Hundred Forty Six Thousand only) or equivalent amount in
a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  15.11.2018 
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2227)
Project            

Bishkek Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project - Phase II
Project ID No. : 44129
Loan from EBRD             

DB Ref. No.  EBRD576-10/18 
Issued by 

Project Implementation Unit
POMU “Bishkekvodokanal”
10 Minidistrict, Building 35
3rd Floor, Room 307
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720023
Tel. : +996 312 542119
E-mail : piu_bvk@mail.ru 

Bid No.  9263-IFT-44129 
For 

Supply of transformers, electrical cables and related services for Improvement of Bishkek Well Fields :

Lot 1
- Transformer TMG 1000/10 kVA -3 pc
- Transformer TMG 630/10 kVA -4 pc
- Transformer TMG 25 kVA – 1 pc
- Transformer TMG 400/10 kVA -3 pc
- Transformer NTMI 10 – 1 pc
- Transformer TMG 250/6 kVA – 1 pc
- Transformer TMG 1000/6 kVA -2 pc
- Transformer TMG 630/6 kVA - 4 pc
- Transformer TMG 400/6 kVA – 1 pc
- Transformer TMG 250/10 kVA – 1 pc
- Transformer TMG 160/10 kVA -2 pc

Lot 2
- Cables 3x95+1x50mm2 – 300 m
- Cables 3x120+1x70mm2 – 200m
- Cables 3x150+1x95mm2 – 550m
- Cables 3x185+1x120mm2 – 360m
- Cables AABlU 3x150 mm2 – 1000 m

Lot 3
- Vacuum switch  – 18 sets

Lot 4
- Distribution panel 0,4 kV – 29 pc
- Distribution panel 10 kV – 11 pc
- Transformer substation -400/10/.04 – 1 pc

Lot 5
- Switch board and protection panel – 25 pc

Lot 6
- Complete electrical distribution panel 0,4 kV – 1 set

Tenders are invited for one or more lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than
one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.
 

Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of KGS 3010 (three thousand and ten) or equivalent in a convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  30.11.2018 
Mozambique Mozambique
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2228)
Project             

Integrated Growth Poles Project
Loan No. : IDA-52370
Project ID No. : P127303             

DB Ref. No.  WB8449-10/18 
Issued by 

The Fundo de Investimento e Património do Abastecimento de Água (FIPAG)
Av Filipe Samuel Magaia, Nr 1291, R/C
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel. : 258 21308840
Fax : 258 21308881
E-mail : projectos.investimentos@fipag.co.mz 

Bid No.  FIPAG/IGP/G-3/18 
For  Supply of water meters (Lot 1) and fittings for new connections (Lot 2). 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of US$ 100.00 or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid Security  US$ 5,000 for Lot 1 and US$ 15,000 for Lot 2. 
Bid deadline  15.11.2018 
Pakistan Pakistan
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2229)
Project                   

Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program – Tranche 3
Loan No. : 3677-PAK
Financing from ADB                

DB Ref. No.  ADB862-10/18 
Issued by 

Chief Engineer (Material Procurement & Management)
National Transmission and Despatch Company
622-WAPDA House, Shahrah-e- Quaid-e- Azam
Lahore, Pakistan
Postal Code : 54000
Tel. : +92-42-99202597
Fax : + 92-42-99202173
E-mail : cempm@ntdc.com.pk 

Bid No.  ADB-301B 
For  Procurement of Plant-Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 220 kV
Transmission Lines associated with Lahore North S/S (44 km). 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of PKR 5,000.00 or US$ equivalent by cashier’s cheque, pay order or demand
bank draft in favor of Chief Engineer (Material Procurement & Management), NTDC, 622-WAPDA
House, Lahore, Pakistan. The document may be collected in person or may be sent by express
airmail for an additional fee of PKR 3,000.00 for domestic delivery or US$ 150.00 for overseas
delivery. No liability will be accepted for loss in transit or late delivery. 
Bid deadline  08.11.2018 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2391)
Tender No.               1286/2018              
Tender for  Tube and tube bundle 
Tender details  Supply of tube and tube bundle. 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Closing date  05.11.2018 
Issued by 

Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com 

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2392)
Tender No.                  3535/2018                  
Tender for  Heat exchanger 
Tender details  Supply of an air-cooled heat exchanger. 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Closing date  05.11.2018 
Issued by  Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2393)
Tender No.                 1305/2018                  
Tender for  Valves 
Tender details  Supply of valves and fittings. 
Bid bond  $ 500 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated cost of the tender is $ 18,000 
Closing date  30.10.2018 
Issued by Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2394)
Tender No.            1285/2018               
Tender for  Pipe fittings 
Tender details  Supply of 90 items of pipe fittings. 
Bid bond  $ 2,380 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated cost of the tender is $ 79,494 
Closing date  30.10.2018 
Issued by  Midland Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Daura
P. O. Box 2075
Baghdad, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 7750300/7750911
Fax : (9641) 7751096
E-mail : duroref@yahoo.com
 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2395)
Tender No.                  438/2018-E (2777)                     
Tender for  Heat treatment units 
Tender details  Supply of heat treatment units. 
Bid bond  $ 1,520 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 76,000 
Closing date  14.11.2018 
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 : http://www.src.gov.iq

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2396)
Tender No.             422/2017-E (2777)               
Tender for  Rotary pumps 
Tender details  Supply of heavy-duty rotary pumps with electrical motors. 
Bid bond  $ 48,000 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 2.4m 
Closing date  14.11.2018 
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 : http://www.src.gov.iq 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2397)
Tender No.             RFQ-1022593              
Tender for  Pump parts 
Tender details  Supply of spare parts for pumps. 
Bid bond  KD 1,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 100 
Closing date  08.11.2018 
Issued by 

Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Room 1A-046, First Floor
Internal Tenders Committee
P. O. Box 70
Ahmadi 13001, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 23887794/23887792/23207793
E-mail : cwphelp@knpc.com.kw
Website : http://esourcing.knpc.com 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2398)
Tender No.               MEW/45/2017/2018 (R)                
Tender for  Cable extension 
Tender details  Extension and welding of 11kV medium tension ground cables for the expansion of
an electrical network in the south. 
Bid bond  KD 45,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 1,000 
Closing date  13.11.2018 
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-2399)
Tender No.             RFX-2051800079                
Tender for  Surge arresters 
Tender details  Supply of 12kV surge arresters. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 210 
Closing date  07.11.2018 
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 : IPPcoal.sbd@dewa.gov.ae;
contracts@dewa.gov.ae
Website : www.dewa.gov.ae;
https://srm.dewa.gov.ae 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2400)
Tender No.              CG/0025/2018                 
Tender for  Coin-operated washing machines 
Tender details  Supply and installation of coin-operated washing machines at a new bachelor staff
accommodation building at the Jebel Ali power station. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Closing date  31.10.2018 
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 : IPPcoal.sbd@dewa.gov.ae;
contracts@dewa.gov.ae
Website : www.dewa.gov.ae;
https://srm.dewa.gov.ae 

Source  MEED.com website 

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 9 October, 2018

Notification No. 51/2018-Customs (ADD)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 51/2018-Customs (ADD), dated 9th October, 2018 regarding Seeks to amend the notification No. 23/2103 dated the 10th October, 2013 to extend the levy of anti-dumping duty on the imports of " Ductile Iron Pipes " originating in or exported from China PR. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181011103420.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 5 October, 2018

Circular No. 1067/6/2018-CX



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 1067/6/2018-CX, dated 5th October, 2018 regarding Online registration and online filing of the claims, by the eligible units for disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime, located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim. The above Central Excise Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181011111219.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 9 October, 2018

Notification No. 53/2018-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. 53/2018-Central Tax, dated 9th October, 2018 regarding Seeks to make amendments (Eleventh Amendment, 2018) to the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification restores rule 96(10) to the position that existed before the amendment carried out in the said rule by notification No. 39/2018- Central Tax dated 04.09.2018. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181011103529.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 9 October, 2018

Notification No. 54/2018-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. 54/2018-Central Tax, dated 9th October, 2018 regarding Seeks to make amendments (Twelfth Amendment, 2018) to the CGST Rules, 2017. This notification amends rule 96(10) to allow exporters who have received capital goods under the EPCG scheme to claim refund of the IGST paid on exports and align rule 89(4B) to make it consistent with rule 96(10). The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181011103629.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 15 October, 2018

Notification No. 86/2018-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. 86/2018-Customs (N.T.), dated 15th October, 2018 regarding Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181017113154.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2018

Notification No. 87/2018-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. 87/2018-Customs (N.T.), dated 18th October, 2018 regarding Exchange Rates Notification No.87/2018-Custom(NT) dated 18.10.2018. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181019182928.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2018

Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD), dated 18th October, 2018 regarding Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel" originating in or exported from China PR. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181019183028.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2018

Circular No. 38/2018-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 38/2018-Customs, dated 18th October, 2018 regarding Procedure to be followed in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses under section 65 of the Customs Act. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/181019183144.pdf) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (October 13, 2018)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace
Round quality (21x25) 36,200
Structural quality (28x30) 36,200
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 36,500
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 36,500
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 36,500
100x100 mm MS 36,500
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 36,500
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 36,500
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 36,100
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 36,100
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 36,200
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 36,200
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 36,200
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 35,400
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 36,100
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 36,200

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 29,500
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 29,200
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 29,500
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 29,900
Cut Tyre (Big) 35,200
Cut Tyre (Small) 29,800
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  31,000
Old Scrap (Godown) 26,900
Turning 26,300
Tin Tapper 27,900
Sponge Iron 27,300
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 34,500
Steel Grade 33,200
C.I. Turning 19,800
Degi Scrap 27,800
Deg Casting 37,600
Ingot Moulds (Old) 28,100
Ingot Moulds (New) 38,200
Cut Ingot Moulds 25,700
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (October 13, 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 4580 4560 4570 4590 4560 4660 4750 4760
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4600 4560 4360 4750 4760

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4570

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    4660 4700  4710     4720 4720 4740 4780
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4760
4760
4730
4790
4790
4800
4750
4720
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 4580 4560 4570 4660 4760 4750 - - - - -
5 mm 4520 4520 4660 4760 4750 4760
4760 - - -
6 mm 4600 4600 4660 4660 4750 4760 4760 - - -
8 mm - - 4630 4730 4750 4730 4730 - - -
10 mm - - 4630 4730 4750 4730 4800 4800 - -
12 mm - - 4630 4730 4750 4730 4800 - 4830

-

16 mm - - 4630 4730 4750 4730 4800 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4550 4550 4550 4590 4700 4600 - -
5 mm 4550 4550 4550 4550 4700 4790 4790 4790
6 mm 4550 4550 4550 4550 4700 4790 4790 4790
8 mm 4430 4550 4650 4750 4760 4760
10 mm - - 4430 4550 4650 4750 4760 4760
12/25 mm - - 4430 4550 4650 4750 4760 4760
18/19 Gauge 4510 4490 4640 4550
4650 4750 4760 4760

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), October 13, 2018]

EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN AND OFFICIATING AS REGIONAL CHAIRMAN (SR) 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

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 : 91-22-4212 5556, 022-2495 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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