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  • Mr. C H Nadiger, Regional Director (SR), EEPC India welcomed participants & gave the welcome note on the new initiative taken by this office, for the betterment of exports at Workshop on using Internet & Digital Media for Global Market Search & Penetration organised by EEPC India Regional Office, Chennai on 29th August, 2019. (To his left) Mr. A N Gireeshan, Working Committee Member, EEPC India (SR) informed the participants that such workshop will help the members to do market analysis for the company`s market strategy in their international market and thanked the EEPC team to arrange such programme. Mr. S Rajagopalan, Sr. Dy. Director, EEPC India (SR) is on right
  • Workshop on using Internet & Digital Media for Global Market Search & Penetration organised by EEPC India Regional Office, Chennai on 29th August, 2019. Mr. S Rajagopalan, Sr. Dy. Director, EEPC India (SR) gave training to the participants, on (i) Compiling of statistical information from Internet on Exports and Imports for products & country; (ii) Finding of overseas buyers for your products using B2B portals & (iii) Brand Promotion through different medias
  • India Pavilion at Asian Utility Week and PowerGen Asia 2019 on 3-5 September, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr. Mridul Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia (middle) is taking memento from Mr. V Kumar, Asstt. Director, EEPC India. The Co-Chairman, ASEAN India Business Council, Dato` Ramesh Kodammal is seen (right)
  • EEPC India managed India Pavilion at Asian Utility Week & PowerGen Asia 2019 in Malaysia inaugurated by Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr. Mridul Kumar (4th from left; (to his left) the Co-Chairman, ASEAN India Business Council, Dato` Ramesh Kodammal, and (to his right) Mr. V Kumar, Asstt. Director, EEPC India
  • India Pavilion at Asian Utility Week and PowerGen Asia 2019 on 3-5 September, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr. Mridul Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia and the Co-Chairman, ASEAN India Business Council, Dato` Ramesh Kodammal is discussing with some exhibitors where Mr. V Kumar, Asstt. Director, EEPC India is present
  • Mr. Mridul Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia is signing the Visitors` Book at Asian Utility Week and PowerGen Asia 2019 on 3-5 September, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mr. Sudhakaran Nair, Dy. Director, EEPC India (SRO), Ahmedabad making a presentation at the New Members Meet organised by EEPC India Sub-Regional Office, Ahmedabad on 22nd August, 2019

ENGINEERING EXPORT INFO-BULLETIN | VOL. 21 | ISSUE NO. 37 | SEPTEMBER 16, 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

  • Public Notice No. 32/2015-2020 - Enlistment under Appendix 2E of M/s Expo Overseas Entrepreneurs Association (EOEA) Indore Madhya Pradesh- Authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential) - reg.
  • Notification No. 64/2019-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. 65/ 2019-Customs (N.T.) - Amending Notification No. 12/97-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated the 2nd April, 1997 so as to include Barhi, Distt Sonepat, Haryana.
  • Notification No. 37/2019-Customs (ADD) - Seeks to impose the definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Electrical Insulators" originating in, or/and exported from China PR.
  • Circular No. 31/2019-Customs - Revised Norms for Execution of Bank Guarantee under Advance Authorisation, DFIA and EPCG Schemes.
chairman

My dear fellow exporters,

When slowdown of export as well as of the economyhave made Indian business as well as exporting community skeptical, there is reason for both to gear up with new expectations. The Government of India, very recentlyannounced some much needed measures to boost Indian exports as well as to revive economic growth. You all know that our export supportive schemes like MEIS, Interest equalization schemes needs to be replaced as they were considered ‘non-compatible’ by WTO. The Indian Government proposed to replace those schemes with the much talked about Scheme for Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Product (RoDTEP) which, in effect, was expected to more than adequately incentivize exporters than existing schemes put together. A fully electronic refund module for Input Tax Credit (ITC) was also proposed to be implemented by the end of September 2019.

Export finance was of utmost importance for the government and several measures were put forward including Expanding scope of Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) by ECGC andrevising Priority Sector Lending (PSL) norms for Export Creditin favour of exporters. A number of effective measures were also adopted by the government for spreading awareness on utilization of benefits provided under FTAs.

A couple of steps were also announced especially for the engineering sector to address some long pending concerns on testing & certification and standards. A Working Group on Standards was proposed to be set up to ensure time bound adoption of all necessary mandatory technical standards by the Industryand their effective enforcement to elevate the quality and performance. Another one was to develop affordable testing and certification infrastructure in PPP mode to enable exporters to get all internationally accepted tests and certifications done within India. Both the measures were expected to overcome non-tariff barriers in exports.

EEPC India sincerely appreciate these moves and thank the government as successful implementation of the same will surely enhance shipments of goods from India an will strengthen India’s negotiation power in global trade in turn.


Ravi Sehgal 

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

Canada
(Source : High Commission of India, Ottawa)

Products with Export Potential for India

Electrical or Electronic Machinery and Equipment (HS-85) - 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 (HS-90) - 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 total trade with India increased by 13.78% viz-a-viz Jan-June 2018. Canadian exports to India and imports from India both decreased in June 2019 viz-a-viz Jan-June 2018.

Analysis - The total trade with India from Jan-June 2018 was $3.5 billion USD. However, for Jan- June 2019, the total trade is $4.0 billion USD.

Globally, Canadian exports retreated in June 2019. The International sales were down in almost every major product category and to nearly all of Canada’s principal export destinations. With the available half yearly data of 2019, the inference is that it is shaping up to be a weak year for Canadian exporters.

Details of significant trends - India is the 12th largest market for Canadian Imports year to date. For Jan- June 2019, Canada’s total imports from India increased by 3.70% in comparison to Jan- June 2018. Imports decreased from India in June 2019 in comparison to June 2018 by 7.70%.

Analysis - The total import figure of Jan-June 2019 is $2.1 billion USD. However, for Jan- June 2018 the figure was $2.0 billion USD. The Top products of import from India are Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Articles of Iron or Steel, Organic Chemicals (Including Vitamins, Alkaloids and Antibiotics), Pharmaceutical Products, and Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Bicycles, Motorcycles and Other Similar Vehicles.

Details of significant trends - Overall Canadian global imports decreased by 4.3%, in mostly all categories.

Analysis - Total imports were down in all but two major product categories i.e., farm, fishing and unfinished food products; as well as metal and mineral products. The biggest declines were in aerospace and energy. Aerospace imports were $607 million lower than they were in May 2019 – a 25.8% drop – while energy imports were $474 million lower (14.8%). The decline was noticeable in imports of industrial machinery and consumer goods also. For the second consecutive month, Canadians imported fewer goods from the United States. Imports from the United States fell by 3.8% in June – a decline of close to $1.3 billion. Imports from the US are now at their lowest monthly level since January 2018. There were declines in imports from the EU also in June. Led by a sharp decline in purchases of German goods, EU-sourced imports fell by $702 million compared to May – a decline of 12.2%. Meanwhile, June witnessed a modest increase in imports from Asia. Imports from China, Japan and South Korea were all slightly higher than they were in June.

Details of significant trends - India is the 9th largest market for Canadian exports year to date. For Jan- June 2019, Canada’s total exports to India increased by 27.10% in comparison to Jan- June 2018. The total exports decreased by meagre 0.13% in June 2019 viz-a-viz 2018.

Analysis - The total export figure for Jan-June 2019 was $1.9 billion USD. However, for Jan- June 2018 the figure was $1.5 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, Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers, Pulp of Wood and The Like; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard. The exports in the following categories saw remarkable increase: Aircrafts and Spacecrafts and Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers.

Details of significant trends - Canada`s global exports fell by 5.3% in June, reaching a total value of $50.3 billion.

Analysis - The largest decline was in energy exports on a dollar value basis, which fell by $804 million (7.4%) compared to May 2019 followed by the aerospace sector, where deliveries were $744 million lower. However, as the value of aerospace exports is a fraction of oil, gas and other energy products, the $744 million leads into a 25% decline.

However, Canada did make export gains in one important market in June: The United Kingdom. Exports to UK were $296 million higher compared, which represents a partial

rebound from a sharp drop in May. The increase was modest in the markets of Algeria, Indonesia, Peru and Spain.

Canada’s Manulife partners with Mahindra Finance to form Indian joint venture

Canadian financial services group Manulife has agreed to take a 49 per cent stake in the asset management arm of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd for USD 35 million. Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd, which operates as Mahindra Finance, will retain a 51 per cent stake in the asset management company. The deal will help Mahindra AMC expand its fund offerings and retail fund penetration in India. It will also combine Mahindra’s domestic market strength with Manulife’s global wealth and asset management capabilities. The Canadian company primarily operates as Manulife globally and as John Hancock in the United States. It had assets under management and administration of over USD 849 billion as of March 31, 2019.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Tech Mahindra to acquire Canada’s Object-wise Consulting

Information technology firm Tech Mahindra said it will acquire Canada-based Objectwise Consulting Group Inc worth USD 2.1 million. “The Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of the company has approved the proposal to acquire 100 per cent equity shares of Objectwise Consulting Group Inc through a new entity to be formed under its wholly-owned subsidiary viz, Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc,” Tech Mahindra said. It added that Objectwise would bring with it strong capabilities in implementation and support of Pega software. The transaction is expected to close by July 31, 2019. Incorporated in 1996, Object-wise helps its customers implement PEGA software and designs and builds client relationship management, BPM and customer servicing applications. It also provides consultancy services and helps clients staff their offices with IT personnel across the organisational hierarchy.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Amazon invests USD 65 million in India payments unit

American retail giant Amazon has infused USD 65 million into its payment’s unit in India - Amazon Pay, according to regulatory documents. The funding comes at a time when companies like Paytm, Flipkart-owned PhonePe, Google Pay and others are making significant investments to tap into the booming digital payments market in India. Many of these firms have been offering significant cashbacks to woo customers to use their platforms to make payments for utilities and shopping. Amazon Pay incorporates a variety of products for buyers and merchants to process online payments. The service is built on the Indian government-backed UPI platform, which is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India. Customers can either send or receive P2P payments by choosing a contact from their phone’s address book or by entering their UPI ID or the recipient’s bank account.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Foreign investors need India if they want high returns: Manulife Canada

Overseas investors chasing higher returns can’t ignore India’s stocks as its economy ranks among the world’s strongest and bears the fruit of government-led reforms, according to Manulife Asset Management. “As China faces uncertainty after the trade war, money now needs to find a market which is large and growing, and India is among them,” Rana Gupta, MD, Indian equities, Manulife Asset Management Singapore said. “India’s adding a few trillion dollars to the economy and that’s how it obviously generates interest. Amid uncertainty about global economic growth, investors are looking for markets that are driven by domestic demand, have room for lower interest rates and are under a stable government that doesn’t indulge in populist spending. Fortunately, India ticks all the four boxes and looks quite good as an investment opportunity,” he added.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

CPPIB backs IndInfravit Trust’s USD 959 million deal to buy Sadbhav Infra road assets in India

IndInfravit Trust has inked a pact to acquire nine operational road projects from Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Ltd at an enterprise value of about USD 959 million through a combination of cash and allotment of its units. IndInfravit, which has a portfolio of five operational toll road concessions, is sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd (L&T IDPL). The infrastructure investment trust’s other unit holders include Allianz Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and OMERS Infrastructure. CPPIB will commit up to USD 168 million for the proposed deal. The transaction is in line with IndInfravit’s strategy to acquire additional road projects in India and significantly expands its portfolio. After the deal, Sadbhav Infrastructure will hold not more than 10 per cent units in IndInfravit.

(Source : India Canada Biz Digest)

Brookfield set to acquire a majority stake in India’s Suzlon Energy Ltd

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is looking to acquire a majority stake in wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd, according to a recent media report. Suzlon has prepared a one-time settlement proposal for its lenders, which includes the stake sale to Brookfield and a considerable amount of waiver of debt. Suzlon is a vertically integrated wind power company. It makes and installs wind turbines and manufactures blades, generators, panels and towers in-house. It is integrated downstream and delivers turnkey projects through its project management and installation consultancy along with other maintenance services. For Brookfield, a deal would expand its presence in India where it has invested or has expressed interest in a range of sectors including infrastructure, hospitality, real estate and renewable energy. 

Taiwan
(Source : India Taipei Association, Taipei)

India-Taiwan bilateral trade and investment

In the month of June, total Indian export to Taiwan is USD 162.6 million, which is an decrease of 20.91% as compared to the same period of last year; total Indian imports from Taiwan is USD 317.51 million, which is an decrease of 11.84%. The total volume of trade between India and Taiwan in June 2019 was USD 480.11 million.

In the month of June, the total amount of Indian investment coming to Taiwan is USD 41,000; the total amount of Taiwanese investment to India is USD 773,000.

Important India related statements of commercial significance by political leaders, think tanks, chambers, associations etc.

CPC announced its new investment plan in India on 4 June, 2019 and will set up a liaison office soon in August 2019 to facilitate related operations. CPC Vice President Mr. J.Z. Fang pointed out that CPC has signed MOU with IOCL currently, which is expected to lead Taiwanese companies to invest in the downstream of petrochemical industry in India. Furthermore, the new investment plan will focus much more on the establishment of factories for MMA and PDH production by using materials provided by Indian upstream suppliers.

Wistron Chairman Mr. Simon Lin mentioned about Wistron’s global deployment in its annual shareholders’ meeting on 12 June, 2019. Chairman Lin stated that Wistron’s manufacturing plant in India is multi functioning with lots of local partnerships, and it is also expected that India is going to be the next China in ten years with huge domestic market. Therefore, Wistron will continue aiming at Indian market with its deploying plans.

KYMCO, one of the major Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturers, established its new brand- 22KYMCO in Haryana, India on 14 June, 2019 and is targeting on the Tier 1 cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, as its major market and starting point. KYMCO Chairman Mr. Allen Ko stated that KYMCO will further focus on expanding in “Make in India”, investing in the Indian electric vehicle ecosystem and facilitating to establish the infrastructure of charging system in India.

Taiwan’s largest bearing manufacturer- Tung Pei Industrial (TPI) President Mr. Wen-Jie Chen stated in the India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS 2019), held in New Delhi during 14-17 June, 2019, that the strong demand of Indian machine tools market is bring business opportunities to Taiwanese companies, even though the development of Indian machine tools industry is still facing some problems in terms of materials, training of professional talents, high cost of machinery equipment and environmental regulations, etc.. President Chen emphasized that TPI already has its market deployment in India and the Southeast Asia, including its production facilities in Taiwan, Shanghai and Indonesia.

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) Chairman Mr. Alex Ko said that TAMI is planning to lead a business delegation to India in the second half of 2019, due to the huge business opportunities created by the US- China trade dispute, during which lots of companies located in China are relocating or establishing their second production plants in India, and thus the demand for machinery equipment in India is raising. Furthermore, Chairman Ko mentioned that India is a huge market for Taiwanese machinery companies with its large young population and sufficient labour force.

TECO Chairwoman Ms. Sophia Chiu mentioned in TECO annual stakeholders’ meeting that TECO is planning to establish its third manufacturing facility in Bangalore for motor production. Chairwoman Ms. Chiu also pointed out that it is expected to enter and target on the Indian domestic market in the second half of 2019, due to the successful application for the trade license with TECO’s annual production capacity of 50,000 motors in India.

TENDER INFORMATION

Bangladesh Bangladesh
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2346)
Project             

Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Loan No. : 3683-BAN
Financing from ADB              

DB Ref. No.  ADB771-09/19 
Issued by 

The Company Secretary
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB)
PGCB Head office building
Jahurul Islam city, Avenue-3
Aftabnagar, Badda
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Tel. : +88 02 9553663/9550514/9558054
Fax : +88 02 9582382
E-mail : se-contract@pgcb.org.bd;
arkpgcb@gmail.com
website : www.pgcb.org.bd 

Bid No.  PGCB/ADB/3683/400kV/BOG-RAH-GOP/SS 
For  Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 400kV outdoor GIS Substation at Bogura (West) &
Rahanpur and Upgradation/Extension of Gopalganj and Chapainawabganj (old) Substation on turnkey basis. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of US$ 400.00 (United States Dollar Four Hundred) or BDT 32,000,00 (Taka Thirty Two
Thousand only) in the form of Pay Order/Demand Draft in favor of the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh
Limited. The Bidding Document may be sent through a courier for an additional fee of BDT 10,000.00
(local delivery) or US$ 120.00 (International delivery) in the form of Pay Order/Demand Draft in favor of
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery of the
Bidding Document. 
Bid deadline  11.11.2019 
Georgia Georgia
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2347)
Project              

Tbilisi Bus Project Extension
Project ID No. : 51207
Funding source:EBRD                

DB Ref. No.  EBRD508-09/19 
Issued by 

Tbilisi Transport Company LLC
#2 Station Square
Tbilisi 0112, Georgia
Attn. : Mr. Giorgi Dolidze,
Head of procurement department
Tel. : +995 (32) 235 77 77 (ext. 1600)
Fax :  +995 (32) 293 41 41
E-mail : GDolidze@metro.ge 

Bid No. 

9506-IFT-51207

Contract No.  TTC-2 
For  Supply of 110 full low floor 12m CNG buses and related services, including :
- 110 full low floor 12m CNG city bus;
- Automatic passenger counting system on each bus;
- A set of workshop diagnostic equipment for buses.  
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of 200 EUR (two hundred Euro), including VAT, or equivalent in Georgian Lari (GEL)
at the exchange rate of National Bank of Georgia on the date of payment.

Payment of a non-refundable fee is to be made by bank transfer to:

Beneficiary Bank : JSC TBC Bank
SWIFT : TBCBGE22
Correspondent bank details for the payments in EUR : Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt/Main, Germany
SWIFT : DEUTDEFF INTERMEDIARY BANK : BLZ : 50070010
Beneficiary : Tbilisi Transport Company LLC
Acc. No. for payments in GEL : GE67TB7931836070100001
Acc. No. for payments in EUR : GE14TB7931836170100001 

Bid Security  EUR 500,000 (five hundred thousand) or its equivalent in another convertible currency or Georgian Lari (GEL)
at the exchange rate of the National Bank of Georgia on the date of issuance.
 
Bid deadline  25.10.2019 
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2348)
Project               

Social Health Insurance Project
Loan/Credit/TF Info. : IBRD-86170
Project ID No. : P152625
Loan from IBRD                

DB Ref. No.  WB9589-09/19 
Issued by 

Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Project Management Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Project Implementation Unit
18 Dostyk street, Floor 4, Office 77
Astana city 010000
Republic of Kazakhstan
Attn. : Bolat Tokezhanov, National Project Coordinator
Tel. : + 7172 472 936
E-mail : kazhealth.procurement@gmail.com 

Contract No.  SHIP-2/1-ME-01 
For 

Procurement of Medical equipment, consisting of the following lots :
- Lot 1 : Video-Endoscopic Suits (Colonoscopes) in package with washing machine;
- Lot 2 : Medical equipment for Artificial Lung Ventilation;
- Lot 3 : Ultrasound diagnostic medical systems. 

Bid Security 

- Lot 1 : US$ 200 000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.
- Lot 2 : US$ 100 000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.
- Lot 3 : US$ 150 000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 

Bid deadline  28.10.2019 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2349)
Project             

Disaster Resilience of Schools Project
Loan No. : 3702-NEP
Financing from ADB              

DB Ref. No.  ADB774-09/19 
Issued by 

Project Director
Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
4th Floor Shanta Plaza, Gyaneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. : +977-1-4420106
Fax : +977-1-4420521
E-mail : info@moepiu.gov.np
Website : www.moepiu.gov.np 

Bid No.  DRSP/CLPIU/076/77-Sindhuli-02 
For  Construction of School buildings, Toilet and Water Supply facilities including site development works
in 15 (Fifteen) schools of Sindhuli district. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of NPR 20,000 or US$ 200 towards the cost of the Bidding Document.
Bidders who wish to receive the bidding document by courier shall pay an additional amount
of NPR 25,000 or US$ 250 for overseas delivery. No liability will be accepted for any loss or
late delivery.

The local currency should be deposited in the account as given below. In case of foreign currency, it is 
to be in the form of a Bank Draft in favor of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education).

Name of the Bank : Rastriya Banijya Bank, Thamel, Kathmandu
Name of Office : Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
Office Code no. : 392003502
Revenue Account no. : 1000200010000
Revenue Code : 14229
Bid deadline  25.10.2019 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2350)
Project               

Disaster Resilience of Schools Project
Loan No. : 3702-NEP
Financing from ADB                 

DB Ref. No.  ADB773-09/19 
Issued by 

Project Director
Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
4th Floor Shanta Plaza, Gyaneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. : +977-1-4420106
Fax : +977-1-4420521
E-mail : info@moepiu.gov.np
Website : www.moepiu.gov.np 

Bid No.  DRSP/CLPIU/076/77-Okhaldhunga-02 
For  Construction of School buildings, Toilet and Water Supply facilities including site development works
in 13 (Thirteen) schools of Okhaldhunga district. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of NPR 20,000 or US$ 200 towards the cost of the Bidding Document. 
Bidders who wish to receive the bidding document by courier shall pay an additional amount 
of NPR 25,000 or US$ 250 for overseas delivery. No liability will be accepted for any loss or 
late delivery.

The local currency should be deposited in the account as given below. In case of foreign currency, it is 
to be in the form of a Bank Draft in favor of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education).

Name of the Bank : Rastriya Banijya Bank, Thamel, Kathmandu
Name of Office : Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
Office Code no. : 392003502
Revenue Account no. : 1000200010000
Revenue Code : 14229 
Bid deadline  25.10.2019 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2351)
Project                 

Disaster Resilience of Schools Project
Loan No. : 3702-NEP
Financing from ADB              

DB Ref. No.  ADB783-09/19 
Issued by 

Project Director
Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
4th Floor Shanta Plaza, Gyaneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. : +977-1-4420106
Fax : +977-1-4420521
E-mail : info@moepiu.gov.np
Website : www.moepiu.gov.np 

Bid No.  DRSP/CLPIU/076/77-Dhading & Nuwakot-02 
For  Construction of School buildings, Toilet and Water Supply facilities including site development works
in 5 (Five) schools of Dhading district and 6 (Six) schools of Nuwakot district. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of NPR 20,000 or US$ 200 towards the cost of the Bidding Document. 
Bidders who wish to receive the bidding document by courier shall pay an additional amount 
of NPR 25,000 or US$ 250 for overseas delivery. No liability will be accepted for any loss or 
late delivery.

The local currency should be deposited in the account as given below. In case of foreign currency, it is 
to be in the form of a Bank Draft in favor of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education).

Name of the Bank : Rastriya Banijya Bank, Thamel, Kathmandu
Name of Office : Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
Office Code no. : 392003502
Revenue Account no. : 1000200010000
Revenue Code : 14229 
Bid deadline  31.10.2019 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2352)
Project              

Disaster Resilience of Schools Project
Loan No. : 3702-NEP
Financing from ADB                

DB Ref. No.  ADB782-09/19 
Issued by 

Project Director
Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
4th Floor Shanta Plaza, Gyaneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. : +977-1-4420106
Fax : +977-1-4420521
E-mail : info@moepiu.gov.np
Website : www.moepiu.gov.np 

Bid No.  DRSP/CLPIU/076/77-Gorkha & Makwanpur-02 
For  Construction of School buildings, Toilet and Water Supply facilities including site development works
in 4 (Four) schools of Gorkha district and 3 (Three) schools of Makwanpur district. 
Tender cost 

Non-refundable fee of NPR 20,000 or US$ 200 towards the cost of the Bidding Document. 
Bidders who wish to receive the bidding document by courier shall pay an additional amount 
of NPR 25,000 or US$ 250 for overseas delivery. No liability will be accepted for any loss or 
late delivery.

The local currency should be deposited in the account as given below. In case of foreign currency, it is 
to be in the form of a Bank Draft in favor of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education).

Name of the Bank : Rastriya Banijya Bank, Thamel, Kathmandu
Name of Office : Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education)
Office Code no. : 392003502
Revenue Account no. : 1000200010000
Revenue Code : 14229 
Bid deadline  31.12.2019 
Nepal Nepal
(EEPC Ref. No. DB-2353)
Project             

Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project
Loan No. : 3542-NEP
Financing from ADB             

DB Ref. No.  ADB784-09/19 
Issued by 

Distribution Transformer Procurement Project
Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project
Project Management Directorate
Room E112, NEA Training Center Complex
Bhaktapur, Nepal
Tel. : +977-1-6615457
E-mail : mail.nea.dtpp@gmail.com 

Bid No.  PMD/PTDEEP/DTPP–076/77 - 01 
For  Supply and Delivery of 3D Core CSP Distribution Transformer. 
Tender cost  Non-refundable fee of NRs. 20,000 or an equivalent amount in US$ by bank voucher to the Current
Account No 0150000104601 (NEA, Distribution Transformer Procurement Project) at the Sanima
Bank, Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
Bid deadline  31.10.2019 
Source  UN Development Business Website 
Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2727)
Tender No.               1229/2019              
Tender for  Tube bundle and tube exchanger 
Tender details  Supply of tube bundle and tube exchanger. 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  A pre-bid meeting will be held on 24 September. The estimated cost of the tender is $ 120,000 
Closing date  07.10.2019 
Issued by 

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

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2728)
Tender No.               1231/2019                 
Tender for  Nuts and bolts 
Tender details  Supply of nuts and bolts. 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  A pre-bid meeting will be held on 24 September. The estimated cost of the tender is $ 200,246 
Closing date  07.10.2019 
Issued by 

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

Iraq Iraq
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2729)
Tender No.                    1255/2019            
Tender for  Metals 
Tender details  Supply of metals. 
Performance bond  5 per cent of contract price 
Cost of tender documents  ID 250,000 
Miscellaneous  A pre-bid meeting will be held on 24 September. The estimated cost of the tender is $ 100,000 
Closing date  07.10.2019 
Issued by 

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

Kuwait Kuwait
(EEPC Ref. No. MEED-2730)
Tender No.                RFQ-2064749              
Tender for  Flanges 
Tender details  Supply of flanges (pipe fittings). 
Bid bond  KD 2,000 
Cost of tender documents  KD 75 
Closing date  21.10.2019 
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 

Source  MEED.com website 

Domestic Information

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dated 13 September, 2019

Public Notice 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 Public Notice No. 32/2015-2020 dated 13th September, 2019 regarding Enlistment under Appendix 2E of M/s Expo Overseas Entrepreneurs Association (EOEA) Indore Madhya Pradesh- Authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential). The above Public Notice has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190916110205.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 September, 2019

Notification No. 64/2019-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. 64/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 13th September, 2019 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/190916110306.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 September, 2019

Circular No. 31/2019-Customs



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Circular No. 31/2019-Customs, dated 13th September, 2019 regarding Revised Norms for Execution of Bank Guarantee under Advance Authorisation, DFIA and EPCG Schemes. The above Customs Circular has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190916110528.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 13 September, 2019

Notification No. 65/2019-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. 65/2019-Customs (N.T.), dated 13th September, 2019 regarding Amending Notification No. 12/97-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated the 2nd April, 1997 so as to include Barhi, Distt Sonepat, Haryana. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190916110353.pdf) for information of our Members.
Dated 14 September, 2019

Notification No. 37/2019-Customs (ADD)



Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, New Delhi has issued a Notification No. 37/2019-Customs (ADD), dated 14th September, 2019 regarding Seeks to impose the definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of "Electrical Insulators" originating in, or/and exported from China PR. The above Customs Notification has already been hosted in our Website (http://www.eepcindia.org/download/190916110442.pdf) for information of our Members.

STEEL PRICES

Steel Market Current Report

Mandi Gobindgarh
Open Market Rates of Rerollables (September 14, 2019)

(Exclusive of GST) (Trade Terms 1% Cash Discount) (Rate Rs. per Tonne)
Ingot
Arc/Ind. Furnace
Round quality (21x25) 29,900
Structural quality (28x30) 29,900
Low carbon (12x16) -
Semi low carbon (18x21) 30,400
5x6 Girder quality (25x30) -
Runners/Risers 30,400
Bones/Clean -
Billets & Squares  
50x50x63x63x65x65 mm MS -
75x75x80x80x90x90 mm MS 30,500
100x100 mm MS 30,500
125x125 mm MS/ Concast -
100x100 mm Concast-Billets 30,500
100x100 Concast-SAIL DSP 31,100
H.C. Billet SAIL 150x150 mm) -
H.C. Billet-Tisco 75x75 mm) -
Blooms  
Above 251 mm Bloom (HC) 31,050
Above 251 mm Bloom (MS) 30,050
(DSP) Bloom 160x250 mm 30,150
130/135/140 mm (Tisco) MS -
150x150 mm Concast (DSP) 30,150
150x150 mm MS (SAIL) 30,150
Bloom Cut into pcs. (MS) 30,050
Bloom Cut into pcs. (Medium) 30,050
Bloom Cut into (Patra Pass) 30,150

Slabs  
Durgapur Slabs 14"x3" -
Durgapur Slabs -
Bokaro Slab Heavy -
Tata Concast Slab (Heavy) -
Skelp Tisco -
Rails  
Untested Rail - 75 lbs. 27,200
Untested Rail - 90 lbs. 27,000
Untested Rail - 105 lbs. 27,300
Rej. Wheel (Big) -
Rej. Wheel (Small) 27,800
Cut Tyre (Big) 33,200
Cut Tyre (Small) 28,200
Melting Scrap (F.O.R.)  
Fresh Scrap (Rolling Mill End)  27,150
Old Scrap (Godown) 23,000
Turning 22,400
Tin Tapper 23,900
Sponge Iron 23,400
Pig Iron (F.O.R.)  
Foundry Grade 32,200
Steel Grade 28,900
C.I. Turning 15,600
Degi Scrap 23,600
Deg Casting 32,900
Ingot Moulds (Old) 23,900
Ingot Moulds (New) 34,000
Cut Ingot Moulds 21,700
Open Market Rates of Finished Goods (September 14, 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 4250 4230 4240 4270 4240 4240 4420 4580
Zindi Pass (Drawing) - - - 4260 4230 4130 4420 4440

                  Above rates of 6 mm rounds are of length up to 14’ Above 18’ = 4250

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    4390 4430  4430     4430 4430 4460 4460
M. S. Squares 4 mm 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 16/20 mm 22/25 mm
Mild 4480
4480
4450
4510
4510
4520
4470
4440
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 4300 4280 4390 4380 4480 4430 - - - - -
5 mm 4330 4330 4380 4480 4470 4480
4480 - - -
6 mm 4320 4310 4480 4480 4470 4480 4480 - - -
8 mm - - 4350 4350 4470 4450 4450 - - -
10 mm - - 4350 4350 4470 4450 4520 4510 - -
12 mm - - 4350 4350 4470 4450 4520 - 4550

-

16 mm - - 4350 4350 4470 4450 4520 - - -
M. S. Flats 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 40 mm 50 mm 65 mm 75 mm 100 mm
3 mm 4220 4230 4330 4270 4380 4380 - -
5 mm 4210 4230 4230 4210 4380 4470 4470 4470
6 mm 4200 4220 4230 4210 4380 4480 4470 4470
8 mm 4110 4240 4340 4440 4440 4450
10 mm - - 4110 4240 4340 4440 4440 4440
12/25 mm - - 4110 4240 4340 4440 4240 4460
18/19 Gauge 4190 4170 4220 4240
4340 4440 4440 4460

[Prices at other stockyards may vary]                                          Source : Steel Town (Weekly), September 14, 2019]

EEPC INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

CHAIRMAN SR. VICE CHAIRMAN  VICE CHAIRMAN

Ravi Sehgal 
Tel.: 91-33-2287-2256/8229/2290 
Fax : 91-33-2287-9938
E-mail : ravisehgal5@gmail.com

 

 

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

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
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