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  • Interactive Session with Addl. DGFT and SME Growth - Hedging & Risk Management held on 7th February, 2019 in Belgavi, Karnataka. Mr. J. V. Patil, ITS, Addl. DGFT, Bengaluru, addressing the gathering on the FTP and the support provided for exports
  • Interactive Session with Addl. DGFT and SME Growth - Hedging & Risk Management held on 7th February, 2019 in Belgavi, Karnataka. Mr. J. V. Raja Gopal Rao, Sr. Deputy Director, EEPC India, Bengaluru (SRO), addressing the gathering on the promotional activities of EEPC India
  • Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India interacted with Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy in India at the 5th Bengal Global Business Summit organised by Government of West Bengal from Thursday, the 7th February to Friday, the 8th February, 2019 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in Rajarhat (New Town), Kolkata
  • Meeting with visitors from Egypt held on 12th February, 2019 at HO Cell, EEPC India, New Delhi. Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, EEPC India ( third from right), ( On his left) - Dr. Khaled Melad Rezek, Commercial counselor, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt and on his right : Mr. Ahmed Mashhour, Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Industries, Ms. Jaya Basu, Joint Director, EEPC India, Mr. Gurvinder Singh, Director (Exhibitions) and ( Far Right), Mr. G P Malhotra, Assistant Director, EEPC India
  • Senior Office Bearers of EEPC India are seen with the experts from Ernst & Young at the live viewing session of the Interim Budget 2019-20 held at EEPC India`s Eastern Regional Office in Kolkata. (L to R) Mr. Aditya Garodia, Member of the Regional Committee (ER), EEPC India; Mr. Mahesh Keyal, Chairman - Regional Functional Committee on Export Strategy (ER), EEPC India; Mr. Arun Kumar Garodia, Vice Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. B D Agarwal, Regional Chairman (ER), EEPC India; Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. G K Madhogaria, Dy. Regional Chairman (ER), EEPC India; Mr. Avisekh Jaiswal, Director - Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young
  • Mr Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India addressed "The Country Session with Italy" on 7th February, 2019 at the 5th Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata where Dr. Krishna Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary & Resident Commissioner of West Bengal; Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy in India; Mr. Damiano Francovigh, Consul General, Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and Italian Sector Cluster representatives were present

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 21 | ISSUE NO. 08 | FEBRUARY 25, 2019

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Contents

From Chairman’s Pen

OVERSEAS SECTION

Global Business Opportunities

DOMESTIC SECTION

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

Highlights

Govt. Notifications/ Circulars

  • Circular No. 5/2019-Customs - Amendments to the All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback effective from 20.02.2019.
  • Public Notice No. 75/2015-2020 - Amendment of Para 2.54 (d) (v) iv in Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020.
  • Policy Circular No. 20/2015-2020 - Clarification on eligibility of Exports made from SEZ/EOU units on behalf of the DTA units, but not through DTA units.
  • Notification No.13/2019 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange rates notification No.13/2019 dated 21.02.2019.
  • Circular No. 07/2019-Customs - Discontinuation of printing of Advance Authorisations/Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Authorisations on security paper by DGFT for authorisations issued with EDI ports as port of registration.
  • Circular No. 91/10/2019-GST - Seeks to give clarification regarding tax payment made for supply of warehoused goods while being deposited in a customs bonded warehouse for the period July, 2017 to March, 2018.
  • Circular No. 06/2019-Customs - Rescinding Board Circular No. 132/95-Customs dated 22nd December, 1995": reg.
  • DBR.No.BP.BC.26/21.04.048/2018-19 - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector- Restructuring of Advances.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

India and Italy recently discussed ways to increase cooperation during the 20th India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation (JCEC) meeting began on 26th February, 2019 in New Delhi.

During the meeting, both the countries looked towards developments of bilateral economic and trade relations through facilitating dialogue and enhancing cooperation in a wide range of sectors such as machinery, infrastructure, engineering, digitalization, agriculture and IPR.

In respect of total merchandised trade, Italy is India’s 5th largest trading partner in the European Union and 23rd in the World during April-Dec 2018-19. On the engineering front, Italy is 8th largest export destination in the World and 4th largest export destination among EU during April-Dec 2018-19. Italy has inherent strengths in manufacturing, design and innovation and skills training while India has a vast pool of skilled human resources, competitive wage rates and an edge in sectors such as leather, gems and jewellery, auto components and textiles. There is an immense potential for Italian and Indian industries to have partnership and cooperation.

India-Italy’s bilateral trade with Italy showed growth of 18.41% at USD 10.42 billion during 2017-18. Exports to Italy registered growth of 16.47% at USD 5.71 billion during the period. Imports from Italy also saw a growth of 20.84% to USD 4.71 billion in 2017-2018 as compared to the last year. India’s bilateral trade with Italy during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 were USD 8.30 billion, USD 8.80 billion and USD 10.42 billion respectively. Bilateral trade during the recent years has been increasing despite global slowdown. On the other hand India’s engineering exports to Italy registered 11% dip from US$ 1.8 billion in April-Dec 2017-18 to US$ 1.65 billion in April-Dec 2018-19. In order to promote exports and boost trade, both sides should make a concerted effort bilaterally.

On the investment front, India has an attractive foreign investment policy and a number of liberalization measures have been undertaken in recent years. Italy ranks 17th in FDI inflow in India, during April 2000 to December 2018. Total FDI inflows from Italy are USD 2.72 billion during this period.

On behalf of EEPC India welcomes this move and strongly feels that the India-Italy trade talks will boost two way trade and investment enhancing ease of doing business bilaterally which will help the engineering sector overall.

 

Ravi Sehgal 

Overseas Information

OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

Canada
(Source : High Commission of India, Ontario)

Products with Export Potential for India

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

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

Significant Trends in Trade and Investment

Details of significant trends - Canada’s trade picture is deteriorating rapidly as 2018 draws to a close. November saw Canadian exports decline for the fourth consecutive month as weak prices and production cuts drove the value of crude oil deliveries lower. Canada’s total trade with India increased by 8.68% viz-a-viz 2017 mainly due to more import from India.

Analysis - The total trade with India in Nov 2017 was $496 million USD. However, in Nov 2018, the total trade was $539 million USD. Imports were also down again, although the decline was less severe. Canadian consumers paid more for foreign goods but bought fewer of them. Imports into Canada have been trending steadily downward since March. All told, exports fell by 2.9 per cent compared to October – their biggest month-over-month drop since July 2017. Export volumes were down for a wide range of goods, including agricultural and forest products, primary metals, motor vehicles and aerospace products.

Details of significant trends - India stayed at 13th position as the largest market for Canadian Imports year to date. Canada’s total imports from India increased by 22.6% in comparison to 2018 year to date.

Analysis - There is a growth of 22.6% in the imports from India. The total import figure of Jan-Nov 2017 was $2.9 billion USD. However, in 2018 the figure is $3.6 billion USD for the same period.

The Top products of import from India are Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Other Similar Vehicles, Articles of Iron or Steel, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products and Pearls, Precious Stones or Metals, Coins and Jewelry.

Details of significant trends - Overall Canadian global imports edged down 0.5% to $50.4 billion, led by vehicles and parts. Year-to-date, imports were up 6.0% compared to the same period last year.

Analysis - Partially offsetting the decrease were higher imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (+21.2%), to $2.1 billion. Imports from the United States were down 0.3%, to $33.2 billion in November. This is the ninth decrease in 12 months, with imports of passenger cars and light trucks declining 13.9% compared with November 2017. Imports from countries other than the United States fell 0.8% to $17.2 billion in November, a third consecutive monthly decline. Lower imports from Russia (crude oil), Switzerland (copper), and Mexico (passenger cars and light trucks) were partially offset by higher imports from China (computers) and Japan (gold and passenger cars).

Details of significant trends - India remains at 9th position as the largest market for Canadian exports year to date. Although the total exports decreased by 2.7% viz-a-viz 2017.

Analysis - Canadian exports to India fell by 2.7%. The total export figure for Jan-Nov 2017 was $3 billion USD. However, for Jan-Nov 2018 the figure is $2.9 billion USD. The Top products of export from Canada to India were: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils, Bituminous Substances and Mineral Waxes, Pearls, Precious Stones or Metals, Coins and Jewelry, Fertilizers, Pulp of Wood and The Like; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard, Ores, Slag and Ash. The exports mainly fell due to lower exports of lentils and peas. In the past three years, India has been a major destination for lentil and pea exports, especially during the months of September and October. Recently, India has considerably reduced its imports of these products in favor of domestic production, contributing to the downward trend in exports of this product group. There is a steep fall of 84.8% viz-a-viz Jan-Nov 2017.

Details of significant trends - Overall Canadian exports fell exports fell 2.9% to $48.3 billion from October to November, a fourth consecutive monthly decline with energy products contributing the most to the decline. Year-to-date (January to November), exports were up 6.9%, compared to the same period last year.

Analysis - Exports to non-U.S. countries edged up 0.1% in November to $13.0 billion. A sharp increase in exports to the U.K. (gold) was almost entirely offset by a decrease in exports to Hong Kong (gold), the Netherlands (iron ore and heavy fuel oil), and China (gold). Exports of energy products fell in November (-9.2%) to $8.4 billion, basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products also fell in November (-7.5%), to $2.8 billion and forestry products and building and packaging materials were also down in November (-5.7%), primarily due to lower

exports of pulp and paper (-10.1%). Despite November’s decline, the year-to-date cumulative value of pulp and paper exports was 18.2% higher compared to the same period last year.

India Improves Rank by 23 Positions in Ease of Doing Business

The World Bank released its latest Doing Business Report (DBR, 2019) today in New Delhi. India has recorded a jump of 23 positions against its rank of 100 in 2017 to be placed now at 77th rank among 190 countries assessed by the World Bank. India`s leap of 23 ranks in the Ease of Doing Business ranking is significant considering that last year India had improved its rank by 30 places, a rare feat for any large and diverse country of the size of India. As a result of continued efforts by the Government, India has improved its rank by 53 positions in last two years and 65 positions in last four years. India has improved its rank in 6 out of 10 indicators and has moved closer to international best practices (Distance to Frontier score) on 7 out of the 10 indicators.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

T-Hub, Communitech pick 9 Canadian start-ups for Canada India Global Bridge programme

Hyderabad-based startup engine T-Hub, and Communitech, a Canada-based public-private innovation hub have selected nine Canadian tech startups for the ‘Global Bridge: Canada-India’ programme. Launched in July this year, the programme aims to provide Canadian startups and scale-ups with market access opportunities to grow their business in India. The three-month programme helps Canadian startups to scale in India by working with them to formulate and execute their India go-to-market strategy in order to cater to the huge Indian market. This includes providing the necessary support and resources to set up operations in India and helping them to localize their business model and product for the Indian market.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

India one of World Bank`s top reformers

India, which jumped more than 50 spots in the ease of doing business ranking in just two years, has emerged as one of the top reformers, World Bank officials said Wednesday. In the coming years, India could very well improve its ranking further given that the impact of some of the ongoing reforms has not been fully realized or captured yet, they said. At the same time, they cautioned that entering the top 50 bracket a goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 is a tough nut to crack, even though at this point of time, it no longer seems to be impossible for India. "India is one of our top reformers, one of our top 10 performers. It was also on the top 10 list last year., two years in a row, which is sometimes very difficult to do," said Shanta Devarajan, the World Bank`s Senior Director.

 (Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

India pips US to become 2nd largest smartphone market in Quarter 3

India has overtaken the US to become the second largest smartphone market in the July- September 2018 quarter, according to a report by research firm Canalys. Indiawhich saw a shipment of 40.4 million units during the third quarter- was second to China where 100.6 million smartphones were shipped. Smartphone shipment in the US

was at 40 million units in the in the July-September 2018 period. "India overtook the US this quarter to be the second largest market," it said. "The worldwide smartphone market faces an unprecedented challenge, while its dynamics are changing rapidly at both the vendor and country level. This is providing growth opportunities for aggressive vendors with the speed to respond quickly to market changes,” said Canalys research manager Rushabh Doshi.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Canada`s Saskatchewan to woo India for giving trade relations a boost

The Canadian Prairie province of Saskatchewan, with a population of just over a million, plays a mega role in the Indo-Canadian trade relationship. In November, Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe — equivalent to the chief minister of an Indian state — will travel to India on a weeklong visit. Last year, Moe’s province alone accounted for more than a third of Canada’s exports to India, at over a billion dollars. India is the third largest market for Saskatchewan’s exports, behind the US and China.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Apple CEO `Very Bullish` on India; Confident of opening more stores in Indian market

Apple CEO Tim Cook voiced optimism that the Indian government will at some point agree to allow the technology giant to bring in its stores as he lauded the country`s bold reforms, saying he is a "big believer" and "very bullish" on India. “We do manufacture some of the entry iPhones in India and that project has gone well. I am a big believer in India. I am very bullish on the country and the people and our ability to do well there," he said.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

India emerges as major seed hub in Asia: Study

India has emerged as a major seed hub in Asia as 18 companies out of 24 leading firms evaluated, have invested in breeding and production activities in the country, according to a latest study. Both global and regional seed industry players have invested in a big way to boost crop yields of smallholder farmers in India, it said. The Index is one of the first benchmarks oriented toward measuring the SDGs. The initiative was launched last September during the UN General Assembly in New York.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Canadian Solar to buy out India’s Suzlon in two solar projects

Ontario-based Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired the 51% stake it didn’t already own in two solar power ventures with India’s Suzlon Energy Ltd. Suzlon and Canadian Solar had entered into a joint venture in 2016 for these two solar power projects. At the time, Canadian Solar had picked up a 49% stake each in Amun and Avighna. The two solar projects have a capacity of 15 megawatt each. Canadian Solar has solar power assets with total capacity of around 160 megawatts in India, the report said.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Tata Consultancy Services receives Thomas Bata award for achievements in Canada

Tata Consultancy Services has received the Thomas Bata award for Company of the Year from the Canada India Business Council, an organization committed to advancing business, investment and trade opportunities between the two nations. TCS was recognized for its exemplary achievements in Canada, most notably the company`s stellar business growth and impressive corporate social responsibility initiatives.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Malta
(Soiurce : High Commission of India, Malta)

Details of significant trends –  Exports by India to Malta during the period December 2018 stood at US$ 32.18 million and India’s imports from Malta stood at US$4.05 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$58.63 million and decrease in import by Malta to India amounted to US$6.42 million as compared during 2016-2017.

TENDER INFORMATION

Rwanda Rwanda
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2273)
Project              

Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project
Loan No. : IDA-57220
Project ID No. : P151083

DB Ref. No.  WB2154-02/19 
Issued by 

Director General of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority
Airport Road
P. O. Box 1122
Kigali-Rwanda
Tel. : +250 252 583441
Email :info@caa.gov.rw
Copy to : wbyakutaaga@rac.co.rw;
pgrummett@caa.gov.rw
Website : www.caa.gov.rw 

Bid No.  RW-RCAA-99240-CW-RFB 
For  Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of aeronautical ground lighting, fence lighting, power &
communications and all civil works. 
Tender cost  A complete set of bidding documents in English language may be obtained free of charge. 
Bid Security  RWF 45,000,000 (forty five million Rwandan francs) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid deadline  09.04.2019 
Uganda Uganda
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2274)
Project            

Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project
Loan No. : 2000130014082
Loan from AfDB               

DB Ref. No.  AfDB221-02/19 
Issued by 

Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Plot 10 Windsor Loop Kololo
2nd Floor, House of Hope
Kampala, Uganda
Tel. :+256-312-318100
E-mail: procurement@rea.or.ug 

Bid No.  REA-ADB/Wrks/17-18/00086 
For  Design, Supply, and Installation of Medium Voltage networks (submarine cable) and last mile consumer connections (Lot-6). 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of Five Hundred Thousand Uganda Shillings (UGX 500,000) or in a freely convertible currency. 
Bid Security  US$ 170,000 
Bid deadline  26.03.2019 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2519)
Tender No.             476/2018-E (418)            
Tender for  Tubes and fittings 
Tender details  Supply of instrumentation tubes and fittings. 
Bid bond  $ 14,300 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $715,000 
Closing date  05.03.2019 
Issued by 

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

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2520)
Tender No.               485/2019-E (656)               
Tender for  Reciprocating pumps 
Tender details  Supply of complete heavy duty reciprocating pumps with electrical motors. 
Bid bond  $ 6,200 
Cost of tender documents  ID 200,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 310,000 
Closing date  18.03.2019 
Issued by  South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77, Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website : www.src.gov.iq
 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2521)
Tender No.             482/2019-E (551)         
Tender for  Lathe machines 
Tender details  Supply of lathe machines. 
Bid bond  $ 500 
Cost of tender documents  ID 100,000 
Miscellaneous  The estimated amount of the tender is $ 25,000 
Closing date  12.03.2019 
Issued by  South Refineries Company
Oil Ministry, Shuaiba, Basra Refinery
P. O. Box 77, Basra, Iraq
Tel. : (9641) 8861762/8875850
Fax : (9641) 8875850/8861762
Website : www.src.gov.iq 
 
Jordan Jordan
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2522)
Tender No.          52/2019         
Tender for  Medical and laboratory equipment 
Tender details  Supply of medical and laboratory equipment. 
Cost of tender documents  JD 550 
Closing date  06.03.2019 
Issued by 

Health Ministry
Northern Hashmi/Basman/Nayfa District
P. O. Box 86
Amman 11118, Jordan
Tel. : (9626) 5200230/5689177
Fax : (9626) 5688373/5689177
Email: diwan@moh.gov.jo 

Jordan Jordan
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2523)
Tender No.            60/2019             
Tender for  Medical furniture 
Tender details  Supply of medical furniture. 
Cost of tender documents  JD 160 
Closing date  06.03.2019 
Issued by  Health Ministry
Northern Hashmi/Basman/Nayfa District
P. O. Box 86
Amman 11118, Jordan
Tel. : (9626) 5200230/5689177
Fax : (9626) 5688373/5689177
Email: diwan@moh.gov.jo
 
Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2524)
Tender No.            RFQ-2058027             
Tender for  Ball valves 
Tender details  Supply of gear-operated ball valves. 
Bid bond  KD 2,500 
Cost of tender documents  KD 150 
Closing date  08.04.2019 
Issued by 

Kuwait Oil Company
P. O. Box 9758
Ahmadi 61008, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 23989111
Fax: (965) 23983661
E-mail: kocinfo@kockw.com
Website: www.kockw.com 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2525)
Tender No.               RFQ-1024458            
Tender for  Water diesel pumps 
Tender details  Supply of water diesel pumps. 
Bid bond  KD 1,000 
Closing date  21.03.2019 
Issued by 

Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Higher Purchase 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-2526)
Tender No.          MI/285/2018/2019          
Tender for  Digital technology printing machines 
Tender details  Supply, installation, testing, operation, training and guarantee of digital technology colour printing
machines at a government printing press. 
Bid bond  KD 3,500 
Cost of tender documents  KD 150 
Closing date  19.05.2019 
Issued by 

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

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2527)
Tender No.            RFQ-1024277           
Tender for  Steel pipes and plates 
Tender details  Supply of DC alloy steel pipes and plates at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
Bid bond  KD 1,000 
Closing date  07.03.2019 
Issued by 

Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Higher Purchase 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-2528)
Tender No.              RFQ-2056044            
Tender for  Carbon steel pipes 
Tender details  Supply of carbon steel seamless pipes. 
Bid bond  KD 5,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 300 
Closing date  01.04.2019 
Issued by 

Kuwait Oil Company
P. O. Box 9758
Ahmadi 61008, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 23989111
Fax: (965) 23983661
E-mail: kocinfo@kockw.com
Website: www.kockw.com 

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2529)
Tender No.            RFQ-2057764           
Tender for  Carbon saw pipes 
Tender details  Supply of carbon steel saw pipes. 
Bid bond  KD 2,500 
Cost of tender documents  KD 150 
Closing date  01.04.2019 
Issued by 

Kuwait Oil Company
P. O. Box 9758
Ahmadi 61008, Kuwait
Tel. : (965) 23989111
Fax: (965) 23983661
E-mail: kocinfo@kockw.com
Website: www.kockw.com 

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2530)
Tender No.              2121900023              
Tender for  Fire and gas detection and protection systems 
Tender details  Replacement of existing obsolete fire and gas detection and protection systems for gas turbine enclosures at
one gas turbine unit with the latest system including the supply, installation, commissioning and training at
D-re-powering, Jebel Ali. 
Bid bond  5 per cent of tender price 
Cost of tender documents  AED 525 
Closing date  28.03.2019 
Issued by 

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

Source  MEED.com website 

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 25 February, 2019

Public Notice No. 75/2015-2020



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. 75/2015-2020 dated 25th February, 2019 regarding Amendment of Para 2.54 (d) (v) iv in Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020. The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190226111355.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 22 February, 2019

Policy Circular No. 20/2015-2020



The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued Policy Circular No. 20/2015-2020, dated 22nd February, 2019 regarding Clarification on eligibility of Exports made from SEZ/EOU units on behalf of the DTA units, but not through DTA units. The above Policy Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190222152906.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 20 February, 2019

Circular No. 06/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 06/2019-Customs, dated 20th February, 2019 regarding Rescinding Board Circular No. 132/95-Customs dated 22nd December, 1995. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190221173752.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 18 February, 2019

Circular No. 91/10/2019 - GST



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 91/10/2019-GST, dated 18th February, 2019 regarding Seeks to give clarification regarding tax payment made for supply of warehoused goods while being deposited in a customs bonded warehouse for the period July, 2017 to March, 2018. The above GST Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190221173858.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 21 February, 2019

Notification No. 13/2019-Customs (N.T.)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 13/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 21st February, 2019 regarding Exchange rates notification No.13/2019 dated 21.02.2019. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190221173648.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 20 February, 2019

Circular No. 5/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 5/2019-Customs, dated 20th February, 2019 regarding Amendments to the All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback effective from 20.02.2019. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190220183037.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 21 February, 2019

Circular No. 07/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 07/2019-Customs, dated 21st February, 2019 regarding Discontinuation of printing of Advance Authorisations/Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Authorisations on security paper by DGFT for authorisations issued with EDI ports as port of registration. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190222153001.pdf) for information of our Members.

EXPORT FINANCE

Dated 22 February, 2019

RBI/2018-19/127
DBR.No.BP.BC.26/21.04.048/2018-19




The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued DBR.No.BP.BC.26/21.04.048/2018-19, dated 22nd February, 2019 regarding Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector- Restructuring of Advances. The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190225120140.PDF) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (February 23, 2019)

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

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 29,200
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 29,000
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 29,300
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 29,700
Cut Tyre (Big) 35,000
Cut Tyre (Small) 30,000
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  30,600
Old Scrap (Godown) 26,500
Turning 25,900
Tin Tapper 27,500
Sponge Iron 26,900
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 34,200
Steel Grade 32,900
C.I. Turning 19,600
Degi Scrap 27,600
Deg Casting 37,400
Ingot Moulds (Old) 27,900
Ingot Moulds (New) 38,000
Cut Ingot Moulds 25,500
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (February 23, 2019)
(Inclusive of GST)
       (Rate per Qntl.)       

M. S. Rounds 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4550 4530 4540 4560 4530 4530 4720 4880
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4560 4530 4530 4720 4730

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4540

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    4680 4730  4730     4730 4730 4760 4800
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4780
4780
4750
4810
4810
4820
4770
4740
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 4600 4580 4690 4680 4780 4770 - - - - -
5 mm 4640 4640 4680 4780 4770 4780
4780 - - -
6 mm 4620 4620 4680 4680 4770 4780 4780 - - -
8 mm - - 4650 4650 4770 4750 4750 - - -
10 mm - - 4650 4650 4770 4750 4820 4820 - -
12 mm - - 4650 4650 4770 4750 4820 - 4850

-

16 mm - - 4650 4650 4770 4750 4820 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4490 4490 4490 4530 4640 4540 - -
5 mm 4490 4490 4490 4490 4640 4730 4730 4730
6 mm 4490 4480 4490 4490 4640 4730 4730 4730
8 mm 4370 4490 4590 4690 4700 4700
10 mm - - 4370 4490 4590 4690 4700 4700
12/25 mm - - 4370 4490 4590 4690 4700 4720
18/19 Gauge 4450 4430 4480 4490
4590 4690 4700 4720

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), February 23, 2019]

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 : 91-22-2495 5486
E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE

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

CIN : U51900WB1955NPL022644