Function of the Committee:
- To establish a European automotive community in Malaysia and voice our common concerns and recommendations to further develop the European automotive industry.
- The Committee will also serve as an information platform for the industry with networking pportunities.
- Assisting European automotive industries with the increasing challenges of competition.
- Gather information from the industries and engage with key stakeholders and develop a position paper to be recommended to authorities and officials.
This could include:
- To review the current import duties and tariffs imposed on imported and CKD vehicles. This is important given the opening of the Asean market under AFTA.
- To review current non-tariff barriers - local standards, specifications and tests imposed
- Current protection of limited spare part manufacturers (such as light manufacturers etc)
- Improving the safety standard of all vehicles e.g crash testing
- Imposition of CO2 emission regulations , fuel quality and other 'green regulations anomalies including definition of a hybrid vehicle
- Working with the government to review road safety measures
Chair of Committee: Mr. David Jones (as Interim), EUMCCI Chairman
- EUMCCI Automotive Committee would like to extend the invitation to MAI to join us as part of the Committee working group. We would like to develop a sustainability relationship with MAI and we hope we can work together which will be mutually beneficial to both of us.
- There are few stakeholders that we should contact/lobby which relates to the issues we have discussed:-
- JPJ and MAA â€“ issues related to registration data availability
- Ministry of Finance â€“ on sales tax exemption â€“ long and tedious process
- Puspakom â€“ on car safety issues for rebuilt trucks
- MDTCC â€“ on imitation spare parts and brand cannibalization
- Crash Test Laboratory of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (Miros) â€“ They only tested on cars â€śMade-for-Aseanâ€ť and that because these cars werenâ€™t sold in Europe and the United States, they didnâ€™t meet US and European safety standards. This is a matter of concern which we need to highlight to the respective organizations.
- 4 Committee Meetings
- Networking/VIP Lunch with Stakeholders
- Breakfast Talk/Dialogue
- Develop a proposal on the European Green Vehicles Initiative enabling clear identification and information on the research and innovation funding available to the transport industry, setting a clear thematic priority of energy-efficiency and alternative powertrains.
- Put forward guidelines for financial incentives for clean and energy-efficient vehicles established by stakeholders in order to maximise their environmental effectiveness and limit the fragmentation of the market.
- Steer the work of the two informal working groups on (1) safety and (2) environmental performance of electric vehicles with a view to agreeing a Global Technical Regulation (GTR) on the safety of electric vehicles in 2014 and a common approach in terms of policy on environmental performance of electric vehicles.
- Implement road safety work, covering actions on vehicles, infrastructure and driver behaviour. Priorities will include motorcycles, safety of new vehicle technologies (EVs) and technologies supporting driver behaviour and enforcement of road rules (intelligent speed management devices, seat belt reminders, ITS, ecodriving).
- Set up an Alternative Fuels Strategy supporting the need for a range of alternative fuels, covering electricity, hydrogen, sustainable biofuels, natural gas and LPG and adopt a legislative proposal on alternative fuel infrastructure, concerning the deployment of a minimum refuelling/recharging infrastructure and common standards for certain fuels, including electric vehicles.
- Set up a dialogue between stakeholders, encouraging them to work towards common principles on vertical agreements on the distribution of new vehicles
Committee Minutes of previous Meetings:
Minutes are available via request through Ai Li Châ€™ng Koch
or call 603-2162 6298
Committee Position Paper:
Position Papers are available via request through Ai Li Châ€™ng Koch
or call 603-2162 6298