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  • Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Regional Director, EEPC India (N.R.) welcoming Mrs. Vasundhara Sinha, IRS, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry at Export Awareness Program on Niryat Bandhu Scheme and Business Opportunities in the Czech Republic & Bangladesh held on 13th September, 2017 in Gurugram
  • Mr. Hitender Mehta, Chairman, Expert Committee for Trade and Commerce, NCCI welcoming Mr. Nitish Suri, Dy. DGFT, CLA North, Ministry of Commerce & Industry at Export Awareness Program on Niryat Bandhu Scheme and Business Opportunities in the Czech Republic & Bangladesh held on 13th September, 2017 in Gurugram
  • Mr. N Sivanand, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Heavy Industries, Government of India Mr. M L Raigar, Consul General of India at Hamburg and Mr. T Suvarna Raju, Chairman & Managing Director, HAL at EEPC India booth
  • Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry on September 20, 2017, New Delhi meeting EEPC India officials. In front of Mr. Prabhu we see from Left – Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Additional Executive Director, EEPC India; Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, Executive Director & Secretary, EEPC India; Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India and Mr. T S Bhasin, Chairman, EEPC India
  • Mr. C. R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State of Commerce & Industry, Government of India meeting EEPC India Sr. Office Bearers – On his right - Mr. T S Bhasin, Chairman, EEPC India and Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, Executive Director & Secretary, EEPC India and on his left - Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India and Mr. Pankaj Chadha, Vice Chairman, EEPC India
  • Mr. Arun Kumar Garodia, Regional Chairman, EEPC India (ER) giving the welcome address at the Interactive Session with CONCOR for Export Cargo held on 20th September, 2017 in Kolkata. On his right Mr. Rathendra Raman, IRTS, Chief General Manager, CONCOR (ER) and on his left Mr. G K Madhogaria, Dy. Regional Chairman (ER), EEPC India; Mrs. Anima Pandey, Regional Director, EEPC India (ER)
  • Mr. Rathendra Raman, IRTS, Chief General Manager, CONCOR (ER) addressing the participants at the Interactive Session with CONCOR for Export Cargo held on 20th September, 2017 in Kolkata
  • Mr. Hitender Mehta, Chairman, Expert Committee for Trade and Commerce, NCCI welcoming Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Regional Director, EEPC India (N.R.) at Export Awareness Program on Niryat Bandhu Scheme and Business Opportunities in the Czech Republic & Bangladesh held on 13th September, 2017 in Gurugram
  • Mrs. Vasundhara Sinha, IRS, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry during keynote address at Export Awareness Program on Niryat Bandhu Scheme and Business Opportunities in the Czech Republic & Bangladesh held on 13th September, 2017 in Gurugram
  • Mr. Rakesh Suraj, Regional Director, EEPC India (N.R.) addressing the audience about Role of EEPC India as Niryat Bandhu and about enormous business potential for Indian exporters at Czech Republic & Bangladesh held on 13th September, 2017 in Gurugram
  • Mr. M L Raigar, Consul General of India at Hamburg – inaugurating the EEPC India booth at EMO 2017 on 18 September 2017 in Hannover, Germany
  • Mr. N Sivanand, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Heavy Industries, Government of India is being presented a memento the EEPC India booth at EMO 2017 by Shri J V Raja Gopal Rao, Sr. Deputy Director, EEPC India on 19 Sept. 2017 in Hannover, Germany

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 19 | ISSUE NO. 39 | OCTOBER 23, 2017

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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. 30/2015-2020 - Amendments in Appendix 4J of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-20.
  • DGFT Notification No. 33/2015-2020 - Amendments in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.
  • DGFT Notification No. 35/2015-2020 - Amendment in Para 2.17 of the foreign trade policy 2015-2020 on imports and exports to Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in terms of UNSC resolutions concerning DPRK.
  • Notification No.95/2017-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. 96/2017 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange Rates Notification No. 96/2017-Custom(NT) dated 18.10.2017.
  • Notification No. 49/2017-Customs (ADD) - Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Color Coated/ Pre-Painted flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel" originating in or exported from China PR and European Union.
  • Notification No. 45/2017 – Central Tax - Seeks to amend the CGST Rules, 2017.
  • Notification No. 47/2017 – Central Tax - Tenth Amendment to the CGST rules, 2017.
  • Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax - Seeks to notify certain supplies as deemed exports under section 147 of the CGST Act, 2017.
  • Notification No. 49/2017-Central Tax - Seeks to notify the evidences required to be produced by the supplier of deemed export supplies for claiming refund under rule 89(2)(g) of the CGST rules, 2017.
  • Notification No. 37/2017-Central Tax (Rate) - Seeks to prescribe Central Tax rate on the leasing of motor vehicles.
  • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 09 - Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 318 million to the Government of Sri Lanka.
  • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 10 - Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 1 billion to the Government of Mongolia.
  • Notification No. 40/2017-Central Tax (Rate) - Seeks to prescribe Central Tax rate of 0.05% on intra-State supply of taxable goods by a registered supplier to a registered recipient for export subject to specified conditions.
  • Notification No. 41/2017--Integrated Tax (Rate) - Seeks to prescribe Integrated Tax rate of 0.1% on inter-State supply of taxable goods by a registered supplier to a registered recipient for export subject to specified conditions
  • DGFT Notification No. 36/2015-2020 - Addition of Krishnapatnam port for import of new vehicles.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

The exporting community is going through a very difficult time as their long wait for Goods and Services Tax refunds continues. Before the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax, exporters enjoyed upfront tax exemption, since exports were “zero-rated” or exempt from tax. In the new regime, however, they need to pay taxes on the goods they manufacture or purchase. These taxes can be claimed as refunds only after the goods have been exported out of India.

On October 6, the Goods and Services Tax Council – the top decision-making body for the new tax regime – announced that refunds owed to exporters for July will be cleared by October 10, and for August after October 18. 

We urge the government to take some steps immediately to ensure quick release of these refunds.

 

Tarvinder Singh Bhasin 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Bahrain
(Source : Embassy of India, Bahrain)

As per  MOIC, Bahrain overall trade volume with India during 2016 was nearly $1 billion (US$990 million), a 31% increase from 2015. Imports were around $500m and exports about $487m. Non-oil trade alone was US$649m. There was substantial increase in Bahrain’s oil export to India as compared to the last year.

Indian Investment in Bahrain (company-wise and sector-wise), and performance of existing Indian Subsidiaries/Joint Ventures/Collaborations, if any in Bahrain

Indian investment in Bahrain

As per MOIC, Bahrain, there are 23 branches of prominent Indian companies registered in Bahrain covering aviation, services management, engineering, banking and telecommunications. There are 3,181 companies registered in Bahrain with Indian partnership, and cover a wide spectrum of business activities including jewellery, textiles & tailoring, paints, supermarkets, restaurants, general trading, IT, management & consulting services. In January 2016, there were some 212,000 non-resident Indian workers and investors registered in Bahrain.

India’s total capital investment into Bahrain between January, 2003 to January, 2016 was US$ 1060.80 mn - FDI projects are around 40, with average project size of US$ 26.50m (with 81 jobs). Financial Services has highest investment value. Real Estate generated max. jobs, while Automotive Components (as an individual sector), on an average, has largest project size, in terms of both investment value and job creation. Other major sectors of Indian capital investments in Bahrain are plastics, chemicals, software & IT, healthcare; business services; hospitality etc. As per Economic Development Board, Bahrain, some more Indian companies have invested in Bahrain during 2016 viz. Maxexposure; Mukta Arts (A2 cinema); Dynaxcel; Ampersand Technologies (Get Baqala- grocery delivery startup); Wiz & Associates (with individual loss adjustor license); Techpac WLL and ICL. On 5.6.2017, Tata Communications signed an agreement with Batelco, Bahrain, further strengthening their partnership and to extend reach of their global data centre, cloud and connectivity solutions to their customers with high levels of flexibility and reliability through Tata Communications’ IZO Cloud Enablement Platform. Indian multinational VA Tech Wabag, which is presently executing a US$91 mn, 40,000 cubic metres per day state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant for Housing Ministry, is vigorously trying to get contracts for at least six more projects in the Kingdom. Other major business groups are also exploring investment options under recent initiatives such as the Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India etc. As an outcome of PHDCCI’s ‘India Business Partnership Summit”, held on 7.2.2017 in Bahrain, Al Fanar Investment Holding Co., Bahrain, is in touch with some of the Indian cos. for future tie ups. As per EDB Indian investments in Bahrain have been increasing and every year India is among the top four countries investing in Bahrain.

Bahrain’s investment in India 

Bahrain is not in a position to make significant investments abroad and has sought Indian investment in Bahrain through joint ventures. But Bahrain’s investments into India have shown increasing trend in the past three years. As per RBI/DIPP statistics, cumulative FDI equity inflows from Bahrain into India were as follows :

Year
(April-March)

cumulative FDI inflows from
Bahrain into India (US$ Mn)

2013-14

3.10

2014-15

16.98

2015-16

     15.34     

2016-17

109.05

April-June, 2017

12.51

As per RBI/DIPP statistics, cumulative FDI inflows from Bahrain into India from April 2000 onwards also have registered marked increase from US$ 53.30 mn in December 2015 to US$ 157.43 mn in June, 2017 (.05% of total FDI into India). Bahrain now ranks third among GCC countries after UAE & Oman from the viewpoint of FDI equity inflows into India. These figures do not include recent Bahrain investments in India in the manufacturing sector, which includes an investment of US$ 54 mn. (Rs.354 crores) by Midal Cables for manufacturing aluminium cables in the State of Odisha; US$10 mn by Al Manaratain group for a construction material manufacturing unit in Mangalore; US$ 50 mn by Al Namal Group for a township development project near Bengaluru as well as other investments in electro-mechanical equipment/parts manufacturing units and hospitality sector. Main sectors of Bahrain’s investments into India are : scientific instruments; non-conventional energy; mechanical & engineering industries; services sector; IT & software; glassware; and construction activities. So, presently the bilateral trade and investment ties are witnessing a positive trajectory.

Analysis of Investment opportunities in Bahrain 

Mission‘s consistent efforts to promote bilateral trade, investment & technological ties, especially in the context of flagship initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India etc. have had a positive impact, India’s total capital investment having crossed US$ 1 bn.

Bahrain has a large scale infrastructure/energy project pipeline which offers opportunities for Indian companies to invest in Bahrain and for increasing market access. EXIM Bank Buyers Credit Scheme could play an important role in supporting project exports by review of the existing arrangements to make it more competitive. It has also created opportunities for increasing market access particularly for iron, steel, electrical machinery/equipments; boilers, mechanical appliances, vehicles, ships, boats and floating drilling structures; plastic and construction materials. Bahraini businesses have also shown interest in sourcing their requirements of machinery & parts thereof, engineering goods and expertise in services sector from India, shifting away from their traditional sources in the West.

Important policy changes by the government of Bahrain, especially with respect to trade, investment, aid/credit facilities etc.

Value Added Tax [upto 5%, from 1.1.2018] : On 1.2.2017, Bahrain signed unified GCC VAT agreement and GCC’s unified agreement on selective taxation. It is expected to create more jobs for accountancy executives and will increase government revenue by BD200-300 million as per CBB. According to KPMG in Bahrain, VAT will soon be a reality and compliance formalities will start affecting businesses even before VAT is practically implemented.

Position of Bahrain on WTO / other important multilateral fora related issues. Recent important changes in policy and public opinion in these areas 

Asian Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic & Sustainable Development Committee meeting : A blueprint for major future development goals of Asian countries was approved in Bahrain on 26.4.2017 to achieve six targets by 2030 viz.: unified energy market, combating poverty, common markets, joint environmental legislation, setting up sustainable development targets and integrated water & sewage networks for all.

UN’s Sustainable Development Solution Network report raised the status of Bahrain [at 41st place] in this year’s World Happiness Report. 

Ethiopia
(Source : Embassy of India, Addis Ababa)

According to Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, bilateral trade stood at US$768.4 million from January to August 2017, out of which India’s exports to Ethiopia were US$737.5 million and imports were US$30.9 million.  Exports from India consisted mainly of primary and semi-finished iron and steel products, food items, drugs and pharmaceuticals, transport goods, machinery and instruments, etc.  Major imports by India from Ethiopia were: pulses, seeds, spices, semi precious stones and leather. India is the second most important source of imports for Ethiopia, contributing 7.26% of all of Ethiopia’s imports next to China. However, total trade has come down to US$ 768.4 million from January to August 2017 from US$921 million in previous year same period. Indian exports to Ethiopia faced unfavourable conditions like penetration of low-priced Chinese goods into Ethiopian marke and shortage of foreign exchange in the market. Ethiopia’s export to India has reduced to US$30.9 million in January to August 2017 from US$58.1 million in previous year same period.

Ethiopia
(Source : Embassy of India, Addis Ababa)

Bilateral Trade: According to Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, bilateral trade stood at US$768.4 million from January to August 2017, out of which India’s exports to Ethiopia were US$737.5 million and imports were US$30.9 million.  Exports from India consisted mainly of primary and semi-finished iron and steel products, drugs and pharmaceuticals, machinery and instruments, manufactures of metal, etc.  Major imports by India from Ethiopia were: semi precious stones, pulses, leather, oil seeds and vegetables & seeds. India is the second most important source of imports for Ethiopia, contributing 7.26% of all of Ethiopia’s imports next to China. However, total trade has come down to US$ 768.4 million from January to August 2017 from US$921 million in previous year same period. Indian exports to Ethiopia faced unfavourable conditions like penetration of low-priced Chinese goods into Ethiopian marke and shortage of foreign exchange in the market. Ethiopia’s export to India reduced to US$30.9 million in January to August 2017 from US$58.1 million in previous year same period.

Libya
(Source : Embassy of India, Tripoli)

Exports by India to Libya during the period 2016-17 stood at US$ 120.46 million and India’s imports from Libya went down to US $ 7.45 million. Thus the trade decreased substantially mainly because of civil strife in Libya and decrease in oil production due to militia fighting and perennial strikes.

The main items of India’s exports to Libya are transport equipment, processed minerals, machinery & instruments, coffee, drugs & pharmaceuticals, natural silk yarn, fabrics and other commodities. The main item of India’s imports from Libya is petroleum (crude and products).

Namibia
(Source : High Commission of India, Windhek)

Second and final tax amnesty ends in March 2018

The Ministry of Finance confirmed on September 5, 2017, that it would implement a second and last tax amnesty. The second tax amnesty was introduced due to the fact that, after the first tax amnesty that was introduced in February 2017, only N$ 243 million, or approximately 6% of the N$ 4 billion owed to the State in taxes had been collected. The second tax amnesty commenced on September 11, 2017 and will run until March 11, 2018. The aim of the tax amnesty is to collect all outstanding taxes owed to the State and to offer a limited-time reprieve to taxpayers with outstanding tax balances to settle their capital amounts in full and pay only part of their interest charges.

TENDER INFORMATION

Ethiopia Ethiopia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2082)
Project           

Trade Logistics Project
Credit No. : IDA-59950
Project ID No. : P156590

DB Ref. No.  WB6243-10/17 
Issued by 

Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA)
Trade Logistics Project Implementation Office
Mexico Square, in front of Hotel D’Afrique
Tadesse Tefera Building, 2nd Floor, Room No. 04
P.O. Box: 1861, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Attn. : Mengist Hailemariam, Project Manager
Tel. : +251 11 5503877/5156468
Fax : +251 11 5503960
E-mail : etlp.emaa@gmail.com 

Bid No.  ET-EMAA-4947-GO-RFB 
For 

Procurement of Different Types Port Machineries and Equipment :

Lot 1 :
- 3 Ton Forklift; Quantity : 7 Pcs
- 10 Ton Forklift; Quantity : 4 Pcs
- 15 Ton Forklift; Quantity : 3 Pcs
- 25 Ton Forklift; Quantity : 2 Pcs
- 28 Ton Forklift; Quantity : 1 Pcs

Lot 2 :
- Reach Stacker; Quantity : 10 Pcs
- Empty Container Reach Stacker; Quantity : 7 Pcs

Lot 3 :
- Terminal chassis; Quantity : 20 Pcs
- Terminal tractor; Quantity : 15 Pcs

Lot 4 :
- RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry Crane) ; Quantity : 6 Pcs

Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 300 or the respective equivalent amounts in a freely convertible currency.

The method of payment will be Cash or CPO payable to the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority, Ethiopia
Trade Logistics Project or direct deposit to National Bank of Ethiopia A/C No. 0100721040019 (ETB) or
0100721300009 (US$).

Bid Security  US$ 70,000 for Lot 1, US$ 180,000 for Lot 2, US$ 30,000 for Lot 3, and US$ 120,000 for Lot 4 or the respective
equivalent amounts in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  28.11.2017 
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2083)
Project            

Second Health and Social Protection SWAp Project
Loan No. : IDA 52350,IDA H8390,TF 15135
Project ID No. : P126278              

DB Ref. No.  WB6185-10/17 
Issued by 

Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic
Procurement Unit, Room No. 36 (New Building), 3rd Floor
148, Moskovskaya Street
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic
Attn. : Ms. Zinat Beishebaeva, Head of Procurement Implementation Unit
Tel. : (0312) 662608
Fax : (0312) 621901
E-mail : z_beishebaeva@mz.med.kg
with cc :
Ms. Nargis Kochorbaeva, Procurement Assistant of Procurement Implementation Unit
Tel. : (0312) 663815
Fax : (0312) 621901
E-mail : n_kochorbaeva@mz.med.kg 

Bid No.  G-35 
For 

Supply of medical equipment for equipping the EC units in the frame of KFW project
«Emergency Care Strengthening in KR» (KfW). Description of goods are :
- Lot 2 : Diagnostic and Monitoring Equipment;
- Lot 3 : Medical Equipment;
- Lot 4 : Sterilization equipment;
- Lot 5 : Laboratory Equipment;
- Lot 6 : Respiration and Infusion Equipment. 

Bid Security 

- Lot 2 : US$ 3600,00 or equivalent amount in local or any other convertible currency;
- Lot 3 : US$ 5000,00 or equivalent amount in local or any other convertible currency;
- Lot 4 : US$ 3000,00 or equivalent amount in local or any other convertible currency;
- Lot 5 : US$ 1150,00 or equivalent amount in local or any other convertible currency;
- Lot 6 : US$ 5250,00 or equivalent amount in local or any other convertible currency.

Bid deadline  24.11.2017 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2084)
Project            

Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
Loan No. : 3255-NEP
Financing from ADB            

DB Ref. No.  ADB524-10/17 
Issued by 

The Project Director
Project Implementation Directorate(PID)
Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project
Anamnagar-Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak 1235/59
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. : 977 1 4224986
Fax : 977 1 4224057
E-mail : pidmail@kuklpid.org.np 

Bid No.  KUKL/03/21-Package 1C 
For 

Supply, delivery and commissioning of various vehicles and equipment mainly comprising of following lots
described hereunder :
- Lot No. A : Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of Submersible Pumps and Centrifugal Pumps & Generator;
- Lot No. B : Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of Heavy Equipment (Crane).

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 US$ 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  27.11.2017 
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2085)
Project              

Supporting Electricity Supply Reliability Improvement
Loan No. : 3409-SRI
Financing from ADB              

DB Ref. No.  ADB505-10/17 
Issued by 

Project Director
(Supporting Electricity Supply Reliability Improvement Project)
Office of DGM (P&HM) DD1
Ceylon Electricity Board
No.288, Kandy Road
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Tel. : +94 37 2230483
Fax : + 94 37 2229484
E-mail : pdsesrip.dd1@ceb.lk 

Bid No.  CEB/PMU/SESRIP/2017/ICB/04 
For 

Supply and Delivery of Material for Supporting Electricity Supply Reliability Improvement Project –
Package 5, Lots 3 and 4. Bidders shall have the option of submitting bids for one or both lots,
if applicable, as shown below:
- Lot 3 : 33kV Load Break Switches & Auto recloses (25 Nos.);
- Lot 4 : Meter Enclosure Steel for Distribution Substations (25,000 Nos.).

Tender cost 

Visit the office of Deputy General Manager (Project and Heavy Maintenance- Distribution Division 01)
at the address indicated above between 09:00 and 15:00 hours on working days from 09 October 2017
and pay a non-refundable fee of LKR 40,000 by cash or an equivalent amount in US$ by bank draft drawn
in favour of Ceylon Electricity Board.

Or

Request for overseas delivery of Bidding Documents by sending a written application to the above address.
The application must include a non-refundable fee of LKR 50,000 in cash/Bank Draft or US$ 340 in Bank Draft
in favor of Ceylon Electricity Board. The document will be sent by courier. No liability will be accepted for loss
or late delivery.

Bid deadline  22.11.2017 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2044)
Tender No.              381/2017-E              
Tender for  Heat exchanger tube bundle 
Tender details  Supply of complete, assembled tube bundle for heat exchangers. 
Bid bond  $ 18,000 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Closing date  08.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2045)
Tender No.              1340/2017                
Tender for  Metals 
Tender details  Supply of metals. 
Bid bond  $ 270 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Closing date  01.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2046)
Tender No.            1305/2017            
Tender for  Electrical materials 
Tender details  Supply of electrical materials comprising flame proof control stations (push-button). 
Bid bond  $ 1,050 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Closing date  01.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

Qatar Qatar
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2047)
Tender No.             LTC 1288/2017              
Tender for  Cable transition joints 
Tender details  Supply of 66kV cable transition joints. 
Bid bond  QR 20,000 
Cost of tender documents  QR 500 
Closing date  12.11.2017 
Issued by 

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Materials Department, Dafna
P. O. Box 41, Doha, Qatar
Tel. : (974) 44845484/44845555
Fax : (974) 44845496
E-mail : contactus@km.com.qa
Website: www.kahramaa.com.qa 

Qatar Qatar
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2048)
Tender No.           GTC 890/2017               
Tender for  Package substations 
Tender details  Supply of package substations on a three-year, price agreement basis. 
Bid bond  QR 2m 
Cost of tender documents  QR 20,000 
Closing date  02.11.2017 
Issued by 

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Materials Department, Dafna
P. O. Box 41, Doha, Qatar
Tel. : (974) 44845484/44845555
Fax : (974) 44845496
E-mail : contactus@km.com.qa
Website: www.kahramaa.com.qa; www.km.qa 

Qatar Qatar
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2049)
Tender No.             LTC 1261/2017               
Tender for  Tower wagon 
Tender details  Supply of a 20-tonne tower wagon. 
Bid bond  QR 24,000 
Cost of tender documents  QR 500 
Closing date  19.11.2017 
Issued by 

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Materials Department, Dafna
P. O. Box 41, Doha, Qatar
Tel. : (974) 44845484/44845555
Fax : (974) 44845496
E-mail : contactus@km.com.qa
Website: www.kahramaa.com.qa 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2050)
Tender No.              RFX-2131700063                
Tender for  Substation GI pipes 
Tender details  Replacement of underground fire protection system pipes with above-ground GI pipes and
carrying out associated works at various Dewa substations. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 1,000 
Closing date  06.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2051)
Tender No.               2421700022                 
Tender for  Diesel generator overhaul 
Tender details  Overhaul of emergency diesel generators at E station, phase 2 in Jebel Ali. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 500 
Closing date  15.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2052)
Tender No.                   2421700046                 
Tender for  Desalination unit pump assemblies 
Tender details  Supply of complete pump assemblies for plant 2 desalination units in Jebel Ali. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 1,000 
Closing date  14.11.2017 
Issued by 

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

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Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 18 October, 2017

Public Notice No. 30/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Public Notice No. 30/2015-2020 dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Amendments in Appendix 4J of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-20. The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020210854.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2017

DGFT Notification No. 35/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 35/2015-2020 dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Amendment in Para 2.17 of the foreign trade policy 2015-2020 on imports and exports to Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in terms of UNSC resolutions concerning DPRK. The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020210615.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 20 October, 2017

DGFT Notification No. 36/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 36/2015-2020 dated 20th October, 2017 regarding Addition of Krishnapatnam port for import of new vehicles. The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020210727.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 October, 2017

Notification No. 95/2017-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 95/2017-Customs (N.T.), dated 13th October, 2017 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/171020211015.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2017

Notification No. 96/2017-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 96/2017-Customs (N.T.), dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Exchange Rates Notification No. 96/2017-Custom(NT) dated 18.10.2017. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211125.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 17 October, 2017

Notification No. 49/2017-Customs (ADD)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 49/2017-Customs (ADD), dated 17th October, 2017 regarding Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Color Coated/ Pre-Painted flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel" originating in or exported from China PR and European Union. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211304.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 October, 2017

Notification No. 45/2017-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 45/2017-Central Tax, dated 13th October, 2017 regarding Seeks to amend the CGST Rules, 2017. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211425.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2017

Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 48/2017-Central Tax, dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Seeks to notify certain supplies as deemed exports under section 147 of the CGST Act, 2017. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211705.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2017

Notification No. 49/2017-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 49/2017-Central Tax, dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Seeks to notify the evidences required to be produced by the supplier of deemed export supplies for claiming refund under rule 89(2)(g) of the CGST rules, 2017. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211838.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 October, 2017

Notification No. 37/2017-Central Tax (Rate)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 37/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated 13th October, 2017 regarding Seeks to prescribe Central Tax rate on the leasing of motor vehicles. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020212003.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 23 October, 2017

Notification No. 40/2017-Central Tax (Rate)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 40/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated 23rd October, 2017 regarding Seeks to prescribe Central Tax rate of 0.05% on intra-State supply of taxable goods by a registered supplier to a registered recipient for export subject to specified conditions. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171024114227.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 23 October, 2017

Notification No. 41/2017--Integrated Tax (Rate)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. Notification No. 41/2017--Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 23rd October, 2017 regarding Seeks to prescribe Integrated Tax rate of 0.1% on inter-State supply of taxable goods by a registered supplier to a registered recipient for export subject to specified conditions. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171024114317.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 October, 2017

Notification No. 47/2017-Central Tax



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 47/2017-Central Tax, dated 18th October, 2017 regarding Tenth Amendment to the CGST rules, 2017. The above Central Tax Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020211542.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 October, 2017

DGFT Notification No. 33/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 33/2015-2020 dated 13th October, 2017 regarding Amendments in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20. The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020210455.pdf) for information of our Members.

EXPORT FINANCE

Dated 12 October, 2017

RBI/2017-18/77
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 09




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 09, dated 12th October, 2017 regarding Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 318 million to the Government of Sri Lanka. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020212126.PDF) for information of our Members.
Dated 12 October, 2017

RBI/2017-18/78
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 10




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 10, dated 12th October, 2017 regarding Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 1 billion to the Government of Mongolia. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/171020212227.PDF) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (October 21, 2017)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace  
Round quality (21x25) 28,450
Structural quality (28x30) 30,550
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 30,950
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) 30,950
Runners/Risers 30,950
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 29,400
100x100 mm MS 29,300
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 29,500
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 29,500
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 28,700
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 28,700
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 28,700
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 28,100
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 28,900
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 29,600
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 28,500
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 27,600

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 24,600
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 24,600
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 24,900
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 25,300
Cut Tyre (Big) 30,500
Cut Tyre (Small) 25,100
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Rolling Mill end (Fresh) 19,500
Good Godown 16,400
Godown Scrap 15,900
Turning 15,400
Tin Tapper 16,400
Sponge Iron 19,100
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 30,500
Steel Grade 29,100
C.I. Turning 14,800
Degi Scrap 21,600
Deg Casting 32,600
Ingot Moulds (Old) 23,600
Ingot Moulds (New) 33,975
Cut Ingot Moulds 20,300
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (October 21, 2017)
(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 3880 3780 3650 3670 3650 3650 3650 3600
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 3690 3670 3670 3660 3630

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 3000

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    3700 3680  3780     3880 3960 3940 3940
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 3870
3870
3710
3690
3690
3690
3680
3570
M. S. Angles 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 37 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 90 mm 100 mm 110 mm 150 mm 200 mm
3 mm 3820 3720 3720 3720 3740 3740 - - - - - -
5 mm 3740 3740 3690 3690 3690 3730
3810 3810 - - -
6 mm 3730 3730 3690 3690 3690 3730 3810 3810 - - -
10 mm - - - - - - - - 3930 - -
12 mm - - - - - - - - -

3930

-
16 mm - - - - - - - - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 37 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 3700 3700 3700 3710 3730 3730 - -
5 mm 3600 3600 3700 3600 3630 3630 3630 3630
6 mm 3600
3600 3600 3600 3630 3630 3630 3630
10 mm - - 3655 3630 3630 3630 3630 3630
12/25 mm - - 3655 3650 3630 3630 3630 3630
18/19 Gauge 3660 3650 3680 3630
3630 3730 3710 3650

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                             Source : Steel Town (Weekly), October 21, 2017]

EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN

Tarvinder Singh Bhasin 
Tel.: 91-22-23738856, 23724381 
Fax : 91-22-23730107 
E-mail : tsb@bharatsprings.com

Ravindra Prakash Sehgal 
Tel.: 91-33-2287-2256/8229/2290 
Fax : 91-33-2287-9938
E-mail : ravisehgal5@gmail.com
Pankaj Chadha
Tel.: 91-22-26455474 - 75
Fax : 91-22-26455478
E-mail :export@jyotisteel.com
              pankaj@jyotisteel.com

REGIONAL CHAIRMEN / CHAIRPERSON

EASTERN REGION
Arun Kumar Garodia
Tel.: 91-33-40052700
Fax : 91-33-40052800
E-mail : corona@coronaind.com
              arun@coronaind.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
Mahesh K Desai
Tel.: 91-40-27617098/5131 (O)
91-40-27765793 (R)
Fax : 91-40-27614376
E-mail : hyd1_meera@sancharnet.in
              desai.mahesh64@gmail.com
WESTERN REGION

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

EEPC INDIA OFFICES

TERRITORIAL OFFICE REGISTERED & HEAD OFFICE
Bhaskar Sarkar
Executive Director & Secretary
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
Suranjan Gupta
Addl. Executive Director
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
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

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