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    ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 22 | ISSUE NO. 22 | SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

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    Contents

    From Chairman’s Pen

    OVERSEAS SECTION

    Global Business Opportunities

    DOMESTIC SECTION

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    Highlights

    Govt. Notifications/ Circulars

    • DGFT Notification No. 32/2015-2020 - Insertion of policy condition in chapter 85 and 94 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule -I (Import Policy).
    • Notification No. 87/2020-Customs (N.T.) - Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver- Reg.
    • Notification No. 88/2020 - Customs (N.T.) - Exchange Rate Notification No.88/2020-Cus (NT) dated 17.09.2020.
    • A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 01 - Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 215.68 million to the Government of the Republic of Malawi.
    chairman

    My dear fellow exporters, 

    The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs recently circulated a press release regarding implementation of Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020 with effect from 21st September 2020 in order to protect the domestic industry from misuse of FTAs.

    An importer is now required to do due diligence before importing the goods to ensure that they meet the prescribed originating criteria. A list of minimum information which the importer is required to possess has also been provided in the rules along with general guidance. Also, an importer would now have to enter certain origin related information in the Bill of Entry, as available in the Certificate of Origin.   

    The new Rules will support the importer to correctly ascertain the country of origin, properly claim the concessional duty and assist Customs authorities in smooth clearance of legitimate imports under FTAs. The new Rules would strengthen the hands of the Customs in checking any attempted misuse of the duty concessions under FTAs.   

    This is for your kind intervention.

     

    Mahesh Desai  

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

    Overseas Information

    OVERSEAS MARKET INFORMATION

    Australia
    (Source : Consulate General of India, Sydney)

    During Jan-July 2020 the bilateral trade figures between the two countries was US$ 5.7 billion approx. as compared to US$ 7.9 billion approx. during the same period of last year. This is a decrease of approx. 27 percent.

    India’s merchandise goods export to Australia (Australian imports from India) was US$ 2.0 billion approx. which is an increase of 12 percent as compared to the same period during 2019.    

    India’s merchandise goods import from Australia during Jan-July 2020 stood at approximately US$ 3.7 billion with a decrease of approx. 39.6 percent as compared to the same period of previous year.

    Indian merchandise Exports to Australia was led by ‘Refined Petroleum, followed by the usual items – Medicaments, Pearls and Precious Stones, Made-up textile articles and Rice comprising the top 5.

    The total bilateral trade has decreased by approximately US$ 2.2 billion during Jan-July 2020.

    The other highlights of bilateral merchandise goods trade have been the significant increase in export of ‘Refined Petroleum’ (887%) to Australia and was the largest Indian exports to Australia, followed by significant increase in export of Telecommunication Equipment (557% approx.) from India to Australia.

    Major increase in India’s import from Australia consisted of Silver, platinum, & other metals (628%) and Fresh & Frozen vegetables (383%), during Jan-Jul 2020 from Australia.

    In FY 2018-19, the total bilateral trade in services between India and Australia was US$ 6.4 billion approx. (A$ 9.2 billion). During FY 2018-19 the total services export from India to Australia was around US$ 1.8 bn. The top three services export from India are 1. Personal travel (excl education-related) 2. Other Business Services 3. Telecom. computer & information services. During FY 2018-19 the total services import from Australia to India was around US$ 4.6 bn. Australia’s top three services export to India were 1) Education related travel 2) Personal travel (excl. education) and 3) business related travel.

    During the reporting period, the top 10 commodities of export from India to Australia included Refined Petroleum Oils, Medicaments, Pearls & Precious Stones, Made up Articles of textile materials, Rice, Jewellery, Manufactures of base metals, Articles of Apparel of Textile fabrics, Floor Coverings, and Organo-inorganic compounds.

    Export of ‘Coal’ from Australia to India was the main contributor for the volume of bilateral trade between the countries during the reporting period, with a value of USD 2.7 billion, amounting to 73% of Australia’s total exports to India and 48% of total bilateral merchandise trade.

    Confidential Items (SITC: 988) was the 2nd largest Australian export to India with a value of USD 338 million which is understood to include ‘Natural Gas’ as the major contributor with defence items and strategic minerals as other items of the item group.

    Brazil
    (Source : Consulate General of in India, Sao Paulo)

    Significant trends in trade and investment (Sources: MDIC, Valor Economico)

    Trade in Goods - Brazil’s trade surplus widened to a record USD 8.06 billion in July of 2020 from USD 2.4 billion in the same month last year and in line in market expectations. When adjusted for the working day average, exports declined 2.9 percent from a year earlier to USD 19.56 billion, while imports fell 35.2 percent to USD 11.50 billion. Among major trading partners, exports dropped to the EU (-9.8 percent) and the US (-37.4 percent) while shipments to Asia jumped 15.4 percent. Imports plunged to Asia (-16.8 percent), the EU (-33.6 percent) and the US (-46.5 percent) respectively.

    Analysis - For the second consecutive month, Brazil’s balance of trade hit a new record. In July, the country exported USD 8.06 billion more than it imported, as per data released by the Economy Ministry.

    This is the largest surplus for the month since the beginning of this time series, in 1989. Altogether, exports added up to USD 19.56 billion in July, whereas the total of products and services imported stood at USD 11.50 billion.

    The main drivers behind the result were the performance of agricultural goods—boosted by a higher demand from Asian countries and a depreciated real—and the generalized decline in imports as a result of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Year-to-date (January through July), Brazilian exports were 6.4 percent lower than the same period in 2019. As for imports, the plunge in the first seven months was even sharper—10.5 percent. The government estimates that Brazilian exports fall more than ten percent in 2020 and imports are slashed by 17 percent.

    Investment - FDI

    The net amount of direct investment coming into the country added up to USD2.685 billion, against the USD5.328 billion in July 2019.

    From January to July, direct investment entering the country amounted to USD25.527 billion, against USD36.475 billion in the same period of the previous year.

    Petrobras should sign sale of refinery

    Petrobras President Roberto Castello Branco said this month that he hopes to sign the sale contract for the Landulpho Alves (RLAM) refinery in Bahia. In the natural gas sector, Petrobras expects to complete all divestments in progress by mid-2021.

    Google to invest USD10 billion in India`s digital

    Alphabet, owner of Google, announced plans to invest about $ 10 billion in India`s digital economy over a five to seven year period, in an effort that could yield the company a slice of a market in which Facebook and others giants also seek.  Alphabet executive Sundar Pichai said that Google has set up a fund to develop India`s digitization, and that it will make investments in operations and infrastructure. Pichai said the investment will focus on efforts such as leveraging artificial intelligence in areas such as health, education and agriculture, as well as helping companies go through digital transformations.

    Valor Economico Newspaper 13/7/2020

    Netflix and Amazon in dispute for Bollywood film industry

    “Gulabo Sitabo,” a Bollywood film starring Indian legend Amitabh Bachchan, was expected to attract millions to movie theaters in the spring of the northern hemisphere. However, the Hindi satire debuted on Amazon.com`s Prime service amid quarantine to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in India. Other Indian blockbusters followed suit, flooding online platforms like Walt Disney`s Netflix and Disney + Hotstar. With that, the streaming services got the first rights to show films generally seen in cinemas in the country of 1.3 billion people. Netflix says it has included six new Indian films that would be shown in theaters, while Disney has at least seven of those films available. The India produces more films and sells more movie tickets than any other country, making it one of the biggest prizes for streaming platforms from Netflix, Amazon and Disney. Bollywood - as the film industry in India is called - has resisted the online transition, and the changes of the coronavirus era offer digital operators an unprecedented chance to attract new subscribers.

    Information dissemination

    Meeting with officials of the International Affairs Special Secretariat for the Investments Partnerships Program (PPI) (under Ministry of Economy of Brazil), 14 July 2020.

    During the meeting, Cd’A a.i. Shri. S. Koventhan  briefed the Brazilian side on the recent influx of tech investment in India and various efforts taken by the Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi to facilitate the investment and promote India as the Global Manufacturing Base and essential part of Global supply chain. He also suggested to the Brazilian side to explore investment opportunities in Indian IT sector, Food Processing sector and to expand Brazil`s existing partnership with India in Pharmaceutical sector.

    Colombia
    (Source : Embassy of India, Bogota)

    Potential products of Colombian imports from India

    HS Code : 870322 - Vehicles; with only spark-ignition internal combustion  reciprocating piston engine, cylinder capacity over 1000 but not over 1500cc. As mentioned about, automotive industry in India has become an important supplier, the quality and potential allow that countries such as Colombia prefers the purchase of these products from India.

    HS Code : 760120 - India is one of the top exporters of Aluminium; unwrought, alloys. The product is on demand in Colombia as it is used to produce semi-finished and finished industrial goods, especially for home and industrial use.

    Significant trends in trade and investment

    Trade in Goods - According to the DANE Monthly Trade Survey (EMC, Spanish acronym), in May 2020 the retail trade sales decreased 26.8% compared to 2019. The main goods with a negative contribution were fuels for motor vehicles with a variation of -37.7%; vehicles and motorcycles had a variation of -57.1%. Between January and May 2020, the retail trade sales decreased 11.2%, goods with negative contributions were fuels with -4.2% and vehicles and motorcycles with -3.0%. On the other hand, the goods which had a positive contribution to national

    commerce were food products with 3.1%. Also, some activities that recorded positive outcomes were coffee production with the best performance in May 2020 with an increase of 10.2%; production of vegetable oils with 6.2%; dairy products with 1.8%, and pharmaceutical products with 1.1%.

    Analysis - According to the figures reported by DANE, May was another month with negative outcomes for Colombia`s economy because the retail trade sales and manufacture industry recorded significant drops. Since Colombia started its

    sanitary emergency the figures have been registering negative results. According to Jackeline Pirajan from Scotiabank Colpatria, beverages, non-metallic minerals production, and garments are the most disadvantaged sectors. However, the garment industry has been effectively handling the biosecurity measures and it will be beneficial for its recovery. Due to the mandatory lockdown and mobility restrictions the vehicle purchases are the most affected. But there is a significant trend that shows that Colombian consumers prefer to acquire basic goods rather than other products.

    Trade in Services - Regarding the services sector, according to the DANE Quarterly Report of Trade in Services (MTCES, Spanish acronym) between January and March 2020, the main exports were in travel services, other business services, and transport services. Between January and March 2020 exports of travel services decreased by 10.4% and exports of transport services decreased by 5.7% due to a

    declining trend on the air transport of passengers that had a negative contribution of 3.8%. Other business services increased by 19.1%. In May 2020, the incomes of the hotel industry decreased by 93.5% in contrast to May 2019. During this year until May 2020, the total incomes were about 42.7%. Additionally, in May 2020 the hotel occupancy rate was 7.9% and from January until May 2020 it was about 44.3% in contrast to the same period in 2019.

    Analysis - The projections are alarming for the world’s recovery from this pandemic, because it is unclear when the whole world could access a vaccine. This situation affects the tourism sector because consumers are not considering traveling is a good idea, but there is a small proportion of the population who want to travel. According to experts, they believe that most of the air travels will be at the national level and international flights will take more time to start. It is important to know that due to the negative outcomes from the national economy, the tourism sector has been the most affected by this pandemic, having taken into account that a lot of Colombian people have lost their employment or they have accepted wage reductions, which makes it impossible to think that some people can travel during this crisis.

    Investment - Foreign investment in oil, hydrocarbons and mining decreased 36.7%. The decrease in oil investment was due to low fuel prices caused by the low demand for crude oil generated by the coronavirus. On the other hand, foreign investment in non-oil, mining or hydrocarbon sectors reached US$1,771.9 million in June, which represented an increase of 65.6% compared to the first half of 2019 when it was US$1,069.5 million. During the first six months of the year, there were US$1,539.2 million in portfolio investments in Colombia. According to Invest in Bogotá figures, new and expanding Foreign Direct Investment generated more than 93,000 jobs in 2019 with an average of 566 jobs for each investment. The sectors that generated the most direct and indirect jobs in the city last year associated with FDI were software and IT services, business services, electrical appliances, and components. Despite these figures, ProColombia stated that in the first semester of this year there were 102 foreign investment projects that arrived in the country and represented US$5,648 million. This represents an increase of 18% compared to the amount for the same period of 2019.

    Analysis - "Foreign investment has proven to be a vehicle for growth and development that generates dynamics for the economic reactivation and competitiveness of the country. At a time when investors are looking for safe and profitable shelters, Colombia stands out as a great alternative in Latin America, the figures show it and the interest of the businessmen confirms it", said Flavia Santoro, president of ProColombia. Due to COVID-19, foreign investment has been recording disappointing results compared with the last year’s outcomes. The main factor that is affecting FDI is the decrease in oil investment due to the low demand for crude oil. However, ProColombia has shown that foreign investment projects have reached positive outcomes in Colombia and it is generating new jobs which will contribute to the national economy`s recovery.

    The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism reported that Colombian exports decreased by 40.3% in May 2020. This was due to the drops in some economic sectors, such as in fuels and extractive industry sales with -33.8%; manufacture sales decreased 38.4%; agricultural, food and beverages sector fell 11.7%; miningenergy exports recorded US$1,213 million with a reduction of 48.2%, and non-mining-energy exports recorded US$1,024 million with a reduction of 27.1%. There was an increase in exports to India (73.1%), Puerto Rico (3.3%), the United Arab Emirates (193.4%), and Singapore (924.3%). On the other hand, the total exports between January to May were about US$12.891% million with a reduction of 25.1%.

    Conforming to the Port Traffic Statistical Bulletin from the Superintendency of Transport, in 2019 the port zone in Cartagena had the largest volume of shipment with a total amount of 21.46%. Also, in the last three years Cartagena has been the most important port zone in Colombia because it recorded 18.6% in 2017, 19.8% in 2018, and 21.4% in 2019. The executive president of the National Association of Foreign Trade (Analdex, Spanish acronym), said that Cartagena has been playing an important role in the redistribution of goods and it is important to note that Colombia has a strategic geographical location and it will allow increasing its competitiveness in the region. In addition, the two terminals of Port Cartagena Group called “Conectar” and “SPRC” recorded 21.9% of the shipment mobilized in Colombia. Regarding exports, the main products exported in Colombian ports were coal, oil, coal coke and briquettes, household items, bananas, vegetable oils, sugar, clinker and coffee. In the first quarter of 2020, 44.8 million tons were mobilized, and it represented a fall of 3.8% due to the COVID-19 emergency. Despite the decrease, the Caribbean port mobilized 89.6% of shipment and it was equivalent to 40.1 million tons.

    According to ProColombia, there are opportunities for Colombia’s international trade after COVID-19 in regional trade and business with multinational companies. Because of the sanitary emergency, there were difficulties with the supplies from Asia, for this reason, one of the opportunities will be to strengthen regional trade between Latin American countries where Colombia will be a good supplier for the region with tariff benefits thanks to the Trade Agreements. According to ProColombia president, Flavia Santoro, they are looking for Colombian companies that have production capacity and competitiveness to compete with Asian suppliers and it is important to know that E-Commerce will be a key tool.

    Ecuador
    (Source : Embassy of India, Bogota)

    Potential products of Ecuadorian imports from India

    HS Code : 870323 - Vehicles; with only spark-ignition internal combustion reciprocating piston engine, cylinder capacity over 1500 but not over 3000cc. India has one of the most important automotive sectors across the world, and this sector contributes to industrial development. In Ecuador there is a high demand for vehicles coming from India.

    HS Code : 721061 - Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, plated or coated with aluminum zinc-alloys. Iron and steel industry in India have an important role inside the Indian trade, as this country is the world’s second largest producer. These products are part of many manufactures for daily use, such as automotive industry and different articles with increasing demand in Ecuador.

    HS Code : 854370 - Electrical machines and apparatus; having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this chapter, n.e.c. in heading no. 8543, such as electric motors are found in applications as diverse as industrial fans, blowers and pumps, machine tools, household appliances, power tools, and disk drives. With the COVID- 19 outbreak and the need for medical equipment, like mechanical ventilators, these machines are in demand all over the world.

    HS Code : 721049 - Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, (not

    corrugated), plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically). Iron and steel industry in India have an important role in their trade, as this country is the world’s second largest producer. These products are part of many manufactures for daily use, such as automotive industry and different articles.

    Significant trends in trade and investment

    Trade in Goods - Home delivery service companies like Glovo, Uber Eats and Kantar expose a change in consumption trend. Glovo registers higher deliveries of snacks, desserts, and other traditional products, such as chicken, hamburgers, pizzas, or Chinese food. “This means that the user prefers to purchase products that improve their mood. There is a tendency to eat something delicious, rather than healthy", says Daniel Arévalo, general manager of Glovo Ecuador. This change in the consumption habit of the delivery service users shows the inclination for the so-called ‘comfort food’. UberEats says that ice creams have also been in greater demand in recent weeks, as well as steaks, fries, pizza, and hamburgers. The Kantar Food Print study, which analyzes consumption in Latin America, shows that in Ecuador the condiments, canned tuna, soft drinks, coffee, and milk prevail. Édgar Salas, director of Innovation of the UEES University, mentions that these choices are linked to cost, as "it is cheaper to buy rice with stew and fried chicken at US$2.15 than a Caesar salad at US$4.50; healthy food is more expensive".

    Analysis - There is an increasing consumption trend in basic products, such as carbohydrates and cleaning products due to many factors, like people`s preference and low prices. This shows that the cost plays an important role when consumers decide what kind of product they want to buy at supermarkets. According to figures, the Ecuadorian population prefers cheaper products that they can find more easily than other products, such as healthy food that will be more expensive. On the other hand, there is a trend for acquiring food products through digital purchases and delivery services for convenience, safety, and avoiding congestion.

    TENDER INFORMATION

    Bangladesh Bangladesh
    (EEPC Ref. No. DB- 2445)
    Project             

    Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project (UGIIP-III)
    Loan No. : 3142-BAN
    Financing from ADB               

    DB Ref. No.  ADB-P554985-09/20 
    Issued by 

    Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
    Local Government Engineering Department (LGED)
    Level-12, LGED Bhaban, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
    Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
    Tel.  +(88)-02-81812089143993
    Fax : +(88)-02-8156451
    E-mail : pd.ugiip3@gmail.com;
    pd.ugiip3@lged.gov.bd 

    Bid No.  UGIIP-III-1/LGED/ICB/G-09 (Rebid) 
    For  Procurement of 15 (Fifteen) nos. Vacuum Cleaner (2.0 Ton) with necessary accessories. 
    Tender cost  Non-refundable fee BDT 7,000.00 or US$ 90.00. The method of payment will be either in pay order/Treasury
    Chalan/Bank Draft/Demand draft in favour of the “Project Director, Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure
    Improvement (Sector) Project (UGIIP-III), Local Government Engineering Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh.”
    The Bidding Document may also be sent by air mail for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for an
    additional fee of BDT 100.00 (Local delivery) or US$ 100.00 (Overseas delivery). No liability will be accepted for
    loss or late delivery.
     
    Bid deadline  29.10.2020 
    Ethiopia Ethiopia
    (EEPC Ref. No. DB- 2446)
    Project            

    Second Ethiopia Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
    Loan No. : IDA-60070
    Project ID No. : P156433            

    DB Ref. No.  WB-P554911-09/20 
    Issued by 

    The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority,
    Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Development Division (AAWSA-WSIDD)
    LidetaKifleKetemaWereda 04 around Lideta Condominium,
    on the Left Side of LidetaMenafesha, 1st Floor
    P.O. Box : 1505
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Attn. : Ms. MestawotAbebe, Head of Procurement Department
    Tel. : +251 116673920
    Fax : +251 116623924
    E-mail: kiyake21@gmail.com;
    aawsaadamu@gmail.com 

    Bid No.  ET-AAWSA-187980-GO-RFB 
    For  Procurement of  7 Submersible Pumps with  fittings, accessories and Surge vessels for Old Akaki
    (phase I project) well replacement. 
    Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of ETB 500.00 (Five Hundred Ethiopian Birr). The method of payment will be
    direct deposit at Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, GejaSefer Branch, Account No. : 1000338000719,
    or direct cash payment to counter cashier at the Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Division office. 
    Bid deadline  26.10.2020 
    Ethiopia Ethiopia
    (EEPC Ref. No. DB-2447)
    Project               

    Second Ethiopia Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
    Loan No. : IDA-60070
    Project ID No. : P156433                 

    DB Ref. No.  WB-P557263-09/20 
    Issued by 

    The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority,
    Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Development Division (AAWSA-WSIDD)
    LidetaKifleKetemaWereda 04 around Lideta Condominium,
    on the Left Side of LidetaMenafesha, 1st Floor
    P.O. Box : 1505
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Attn. : Ms. MestawotAbebe, Head of Procurement Department
    Tel. : +251 116673920
    Fax : +251 116623924
    E-mail: kiyake21@gmail.com;
    aawsaadamu@gmail.com 

    Bid No.  ET-AAWSA-188038-GO-RFB 
    For  Procurement of 11 units of different size power generating set with accessories.  
    Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of ETB 500.00 (Five Hundred Ethiopian Birr). The method of payment will be
    direct deposit at Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Geja Sefer Branch, Account No. : 1000338000719,
    or direct cash payment to counter cashier at the Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Division office. 
    Bid deadline  10.11.2020 
    Sudan Sudan
    (EEPC Ref. No. DB-2448)
    Project              

    Building Capacity for Inclusive Service Delivery Project (BCISD)
    Loan No. : 2100155029468
    Project ID No. : P-SD-IBD-006
    Financing from the African Development Fund              

    DB Ref. No.  AfDB-P554982-09/20 
    Issued by 

    Dr. Mohammed AwadMousnad
    Project Manager
    Building Capacity for Inclusive Service Delivery (BCISD)
    Alamarat, Street No # 59, Block 09#
    House Number 12, Khartoum, Sudan
    Tel. : +249 123 336 205/ +249 912 325 864
    E-mail : mousnad@gmail.com 

    Bid No.  MOSSD/BCISD/ICB/56-57/2020 
    For 

    Procurement of Diesel Generators and Solar Units :
    - Lot 1 : Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Diesel Generators (5 units);
    - Lot 2 : Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Solar Power Units (37 units). 

    Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of Euro 100 (One Hundred Euro) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. 
    Bid Security  Euro 2,200 (Two Thousand Two Hundred Euro) and Euro 20,000 (Twenty Thousand Euro) or their
    equivalent in a freely convertible currency for Lot 1 and Lot 2 respectively. 
    Bid deadline  18.11.2020 
    Source UN Development Business Website
    Bahrain Bahrain
    (EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2948)
    Tender No.                RFP/INT/CSD/2020/22 (IN/CSD/ZA/2020/136)                 
    Tender for  Water meters 
    Tender details  Supply of 16 electronic water meters. 
    Bid bond  BD 500 
    Cost of tender documents  BD 15 
    Closing date  28.09.2020 
    Issued by 

    Electricity & Water Authority
    Directorate of Central Stores
    P. O. Box 5325
    Sitra, Bahrain
    Tel. : (973) 17995500
    Website : www.tenderboard.gov.bh 

    Bahrain Bahrain
    (EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2949)
    Tender No.              RFP/INT/CSD/2020/21 (IN/CSD/ZA/2020/139)              
    Tender for  Earth fault indicators 
    Tender details  Supply of 270 earth fault indicators. 
    Bid bond  BD 500 
    Cost of tender documents  BD 15 
    Closing date  28.09.2020 
    Issued by 

    Electricity & Water Authority
    Directorate of Central Stores
    P. O. Box 5325
    Sitra, Bahrain
    Tel. : (973) 17995500
    Website : www.tenderboard.gov.bh 

    Kuwait Kuwait
    (EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2950)
    Tender No.              HS/S/212              
    Tender for  Water pump, pipelines and irrigation O&M 
    Tender details  Operation and maintenance (O&M) of main pumps DMC (Kabad, Wafra), main pipelines and
    irrigation networks for treated water. 
    Bid bond  KD 45,000 
    Cost of tender documents  KD 1,000 
    Miscellaneous  The client is the Public Works Ministry. Tender documents must be collected from the Central Tenders
    Committee. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 27 September. Open to prequalified contractors only. 
    Closing date  01.11.2020 
    Issued by 

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

    Kuwait Kuwait
    (EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2951)
    Tender No.              RFQ/1031986              
    Tender for  Oil pumps 
    Tender details  Supply of oil pumps for Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
    Bid bond  KD 1,000 
    Closing date  17.12.2020 
    Issued by 

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company
    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-2952)
    Tender No.               RFQ/1032278            
    Tender for  Injection pumps 
    Tender details  Supply of injection pumps for Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
    Bid bond  KD 2,500 
    Closing date  17.12.2020 
    Issued by 

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company
    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-2953)
    Tender No.                RFQ/1029337              
    Tender for  Centrifugal pump parts 
    Tender details  Supply of spare parts for centrifugal pumps for the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
    Bid bond  KD 1,000 
    Closing date  08.10.2020 
    Issued by 

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company
    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-2954)
    Tender No.               RFQ/1032392              
    Tender for  CFP pump spares 
    Tender details  Supply of spare parts for CFP pumps for the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
    Bid bond  KD 1,000 
    Closing date  15.10.2020 
    Issued by 

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company
    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-2955)
    Tender No.              RFQ/1024551              
    Tender for  Blower parts 
    Tender details  Supply of spare parts for blowers for Mina al-Ahmadi refinery. 
    Bid bond  KD 1,000 
    Closing date  08.10.2020 
    Issued by 

    Kuwait National Petroleum Company
    P. O. Box 70
    Ahmadi 13001, Kuwait
    Tel. : (965) 23887794/23887792/23207793
    E-mail: cwphelp@knpc.com.kw
    Website: http://esourcing.knpc.com 

    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    (EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2956)
    Tender No.             RFX-2422000087             
    Tender for  Impulse voltage regulator 
    Tender details  Supply of an impulse voltage regulator. 
    Bid bond  AED 35,000 
    Cost of tender documents  AED 630 
    Closing date  15.10.2020 
    Issued by 

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

    Source  MEED.com website 
    MauritiusMauritius
    (EEPC Ref. No. TN-17)
    Issued by               

    Chairman Tender Committee
    Central Electricity Board
    Royal Road, Curepipe
    Mauritius
    Tel. : (230) 601 1100
    E-mail : asha.jutton@ceb.intnet.mu
    Website: https://eproc.publicprocurement.govmu.org              

    Tender No.  OAB-TD-20-042 (IFB 1343) 
    For  Procurement of Two Core 600/1000V 16 mm² Insulated Twisted Service Cable. 
    Closing date   12.10.2020 [upto 13:30 hrs (Mauritian Time)] 

    For more details, you may contact Central Electricity Board directly at the above address with an intimation to
    Indian High Commission at the following address:

    Commercial Wing
    High Commission of India
    Port Louis
    Mauritius
    Tel. : +230 59551749/2083775
    Fax : +230 2086859
    E-mail : com.portlouis@mea.gov.in  

    Source  High Commission of India, Port Louis 

    Domestic Information

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    Dated 17 September, 2020

    DGFT Notification No. 32/2015-2020



    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 32/2015-2020 dated 17th September, 2020 regarding Insertion of policy condition in chapter 85 and 94 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule -I (Import Policy). The above Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200918122244.pdf) for information of our Members.
    Dated 15 September, 2020

    Notification No. 87/2020-Customs (N.T.)



    Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 87/2020-Customs (N.T.), dated 15th September, 2020 regarding Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200918122752.pdf) for information of our Members.
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    EXPORT FINANCE

    Dated 17 September, 2020

    RBI/2020-2021/38
    A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 01




    The Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai has issued A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 01, dated 17th September, 2020 regarding Exim Bank`s Government of India supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 215.68 million to the Government of the Republic of Malawi. The above Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/200918122535.PDF) for information of our Members.

    STEEL PRICES

    Steel Market Current Report

    Mandi Gobindgarh
    Open Market Rates of Rerollables (September 19, 2020)

    (Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
    Ingot
    Arc/Ind. Furnace
    Round quality (21x25) 32,600
    Structural quality (28x30) 32,800
    Low carbon (12x16) -
    Semi low carbon (18x21) 32,750
    5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
    Runners/Risers 32,400
    Bones/Clean -
    Billets & Squares  
    50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
    75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 32,800
    100x100 mm MS2 32,900
    125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
    100x100 mm Concast-Billets 33,200
    100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 33,200
    H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
    H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
    Blooms  
    Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 29,600
    Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 29,600
    (DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 29,600
    130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
    150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 32,600
    150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 32,700
    Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 33,700
    Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 32,900
    Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 32,900

    Slabs  
    Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
    Durgapur Slabs -
    Bokaro Slab Heavy -
    Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
    Skelp Tisco -
    Rails  
    Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 24,500
    Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 24,500
    Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 24,400
    Rej. Wheel (Small) 24,400
    Cut Tyre (Big) 31,300
    Cut Tyre (Small) 25,300
    Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
    Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  24,800
    Old Scrap (Godown) 21,200
    Turning 20,400
    Tin Tapper 22,500
    Mill Scale 17,500
    Sponge Iron 20,700
    Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
    Foundry Grade 29,900
    Steel Grade 22,700
    C.I. Turning 15,700
    Degi Scrap 23,200
    Deg Casting 35,600
    Ingot Moulds (Old) 22,200
    Ingot Moulds (New) 34,400
    Cut Ingot Moulds 21,100
    Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (September 19, 2020)
    (Inclusive of GST)
           (Rate per Qntl.)       

    M. S. Rounds 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
    Mild 4280 4300 4300 4310 4290 4390 4450 4310
    Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4300 4370 4370 4470 4470

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

    Heavy Rounds 28 to 53 mm 63 to 100 mm 110 to 125 mm 140 to 150 mm 165 mm 180 mm 200 mm
    Mild    4430 4430  4450     4450 4450 4470 4350
    M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
    Mild 4500
    4500
    4470
    4530
    4530
    4530
    4470
    4460
    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 4320 4280 4330 4400 4400 4470 - - - - -
    5 mm 4170 4280 4400 4400 4470 4500
    4400 - - -
    6 mm 4300 4360 4400 4400 4470 4500 4490 - - -
    8 mm - - 4400 4470 4470 4490 4490 - - -
    10 mm - - 4400 4470 4470 4490 4550 4490 - -
    12 mm - - 4400 4470 4150 4470 4480 - 4570

    -

    16 mm - - 4400 4470 4480 4470 4550 - - -
    M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
    3 mm 4260 4250 4260 4290 4390 4350 - -
    5 mm 4260 4250 4260 4260 4490 4550 4490 4490
    6 mm 4290 4320 4260 4260 4410 4540 4490 4490
    8 mm 4140 4260 4360 4500 4470 4490
    10 mm - - 4130 4260 4360 4490 4470 4470
    12/25 mm - - 4130 4260 4360 4490 4470 4470
    18/19 Gauge 4090 4170 4340 4260
    4360 4470 4470 4470

    [Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), September 19, 2020]

    EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

    CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN  VICE CHAIRMAN

    Mahesh Desai
    Tel.: 91-40-27617098/5131 (O)
    91-40-27765793 (R)
    Fax : 91-40-27614376
    E-mail : desai.mahesh64@gmail.com
                  

     

     

     

     

    Arun Kumar Garodia
    Tel.: 91-33-40052700
    Fax : 91-33-40052800
    E-mail : corona@coronaind.com
                  arun@coronaind.com

     

     

    REGIONAL CHAIRMEN / CHAIRPERSON

    EASTERN REGION

    B. D. Agarwal
    Tel. : 91-33-22487249
    Fax : 91-33-22481879
    E-mail : bdacec@gmail.com

    NORTHERN REGION
    Kamna Raj Aggarwalla
    Tel.: 91-181-2642001/02/03/04
    Fax : 91-181-2642005
    E-mail :         kamna.aggarwalla@gmail.com                          
    SOUTHERN REGION

    K. S. Mani 
    Tel. : (91 491) 253-5669/9870
    E-mail : atlasmachinetools1978@gmail.com

    WESTERN REGION

    Krishanlal Dhingra
    Telefax : 91-22-2651-0038/2655-6955
    E-mail : kldhingra@gmail.com

    EEPC INDIA OFFICES

    H.O. (Cell) REGISTERED & HEAD OFFICE

    Suranjan Gupta 
    Executive Director
    EEPC INDIA
    Vandhna (4th Floor)
    11 Tolstoy Marg 
    New Delhi 110 001
    Tel.: 91-11-23353353, 23711124/25
    Fax : 91-11-23310920
    E-mail : eepcto@eepcindia.net
    URL : www.eepcindia.org

    Adhip Mitra
    Addl. Executive Director & Secretary
    EEPC INDIA
    Vanijya Bhavan (1st Floor)
    International Trade Facilitation Centre
    1/1 Wood Street, Kolkata 700 016
    Tel.: 91-33-22890651/52/53
    Fax : 91-33-22890654
    E-mail : eepcho@eepcindia.net
    URL : www.eepcindia.org

    REGIONAL OFFICES

    EASTERN REGION
    Anima Pandey
    Regional Director & Director (Membership)
    EEPC INDIA
    Vanijya Bhavan (2nd Floor)
    International Trade Facilitation Centre
    1/1, Wood Street
    Kolkata 700 016
    Tel.: 91-33-22890673/74
    Fax : 91-33-22890687
    E-mail : eepcrokol@eepcindia.net
    NORTHERN REGION
    Rakesh Suraj
    Regional Director
    EEPC INDIA
    Flat No.10
    P, Q, N, 10th Floor
    DCM Building
    16 Barakhamba Road
    New Delhi - 110 001
    Tel.: 91-11-23314171/74
    Fax : 91-11-23317795
    E-mail : eepcrodel@eepcindia.net
    SOUTHERN REGION
    C. H. Nadiger
    Regional Director
    EEPC INDIA
    Greams Dugar (3rd Floor)
    149 Greams Road
    Chennai 600 006
    Tel.: 91-44-28295501, 28295502
    Fax : 91-44-28290495
    E-mail : eepcrochen@eepcindia.net
    WESTERN REGION
    Rajat Srivastava
    Regional Director & Director (Marketing & Sales)
    EEPC INDIA
    B-202 & 220, Aurus Chambers
    Annex "B", 2nd Floor Behind Mahindra Tower
    S.S. Amrutwar Marg
    Worli, Mumbai 400 013
    Tel.: 91-22-4212 5555
    Fax : 91-22-2495 5486
    E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

    SUB-REGIONAL OFFICE

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