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The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) would like to refer to the issues raised by the public on the mandatory annual inspection as a requirement for road tax renewal for all vehicles aged 15 years or above and the gradual phase-out of imported used parts and components under the National Automotive Policy (NAP) Review announced on 28 October 2009.
2. On the mandatory annual inspection, the Government, through the Ministry of Transport (MOT), will formulate a roadmap for the implementation of Vehicle End-of-Life Policy (ELV) by taking into consideration the views of all parties through consultations with consumer associations and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).
3. MITI’s Secretary General, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat reiterated that “the effective date for the implementation of the mandatory annual inspection is not on 1 January 2010 as reported in some media. The Government will announce the effective date of the mandatory annual inspection once the... Read More
CYBERJAYA, Dec 16 (Bernama) — To remain relevant in the automotive industry in Malaysia and globally, local automotive players have no other alternatives but to strive and achieve the highest possible competitive ability, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
He said Malaysia’s automotive industry is now facing tremendous challenges due to the continuous changes in market trends, high demand for automotive safety regulations, pressure on environmental policies and demand for lower cost of mobility.
“More critical is the stiff competition between automotive manufacturers in capturing market dominance. It is quite clear that with a combination of successful partnerships between the government and industry, the benefits are mutually exclusive.
“I would like to call upon the industry players to support all training endeavours especially in providing on-the-job training for our new graduate and undergraduate students,” he said in his... Read More
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 (Bernama) — The government will establish an automotive council within two months to provide a platform for policy makers to interact with industry players.
Chaired by Minister of International Trade and Investment Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, the council will consist representatives from the government and business community, as well as, non-government organisations representing consumers.
“The council will provide a platform for policy makers to interact so that we can have inputs from the industry and have clear directions as to which way the automotive industry will move,” Mustapa told reporters during the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2014 update here Friday.
Saying that the council would probaby hold its first meeting end of march, he added that the automotive sector was an important to the economy as more than 500,000 people are employed and involved in the industry.
“It is in many ways, the pulse of the nation’s economy,” he said.
In... Read More