The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) was incorporated on 14 April 2000 under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Primary Industries. MREPC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Primary Industries. MREPC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber products in world markets, and in particular, to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
MREPC will take up a 91-sqm pavilion at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt. This biennial event will be held at Messe, Frankfurt, Germany from 11 – 15 September 2018. The pavilion will house 9 Malaysian rubber automotive component manufacturers.
Automechanika Frankfurt has established itself as the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry since its debut in 1971. It provides a platform to bring industry, retail and workshop players together in one place. The 24th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt in 2016 drew a good turnout with 133,000 trade visitors from 170 countries checking on the offerings from 4,843 exhibitors.
For the first time, REIFEN, which is a global leading trade fair for the tyre industry, will also be held concurrently with Automechanika Frankfurt at the same exhibition venue.
Come and visit MREPC’s Pavilion at Hall 1.2, Booth E15 at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 to source quality rubber automotive components from Malaysia.
Invitation to Participate in a Tender on Event Management for MREPC's International Branding Seminar 2018
The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) invites suitable companies to participate in a tender on event management for MREPC International Branding Seminar 2018. A tender briefing will be held by MREPC and only prequalified companies are eligible to participate in the tender briefing. The criteria for Prequalification of Event Management Companies are as follows:
• Must be a registered company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
• Company must be established for at least 5 years.
• At least 3 years' experience in handling branding related events.
• Experience in handling at least three (3) seminars/workshops/forum.
Interested companies will need to provide the necessary supporting documents including an updated company’s profile and portfolio to fulfil the above requirements to Mr Aiman at email@example.com by 12.00 noon, 13 September 2018 (Thursday). The information submitted by the companies will be verified by MREPC and a notification will be sent to the prequalified event management companies. The prequalified companies will need to confirm their attendance at the tender briefing in advance with Ms Nurhaiza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Companies that are not able to send their representative to attend the briefing will be excluded from the tender process.
Details of the tender briefing are as follows: DATE: 20 September 2018 (Thursday) TIME: 10.00 am VENUE: Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC), Unit No 36-02, Level 36, Q Sentral, 2A Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, 50470 KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
MREPC Participated in Economic, Promotion and Investment Mission to China
MREPC participated in the economic, promotion and investment mission to China from 21 – 24 August 2018. The aim of the mission was to further promote and strengthen exports of Malaysian commodities as well as encourage investments. The mission was led by the new Minister of Primary Industries, YB Puan Teresa Kok, with participation from various agencies, namely MREPC, Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Malaysian Timber Council (MTC).
During the mission, MREPC organised a networking dinner with China’s rubber automotive component industry members in Guangzhou. About 40 organisations attended the event, including the Rubber Industry Association of Guangzhou, Guangzhou Motor Vehicle Repairing Association, Guangzhou Ju De Auto Parts Co. Ltd, BYD Auto Co. Ltd, and Guang Ken Rubber Group Co. Ltd. During the dinner, MREPC, MRB and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) made presentations on investment potential and incentives for the rubber industry in Malaysia.
The networking dinner provided a platform to explore potential partnerships between China companies and Malaysian manufacturers in the manufacturing of rubber automotive parts in Malaysia. The dinner was also intended to encourage investment from China companies in the rubber industry in Malaysia. The event also provided useful feedback on trade in rubber products between Malaysia and China, especially rubber automotive components.
During the mission, MREPC and MRB also made a courtesy visit to China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) in Beijing to exchange information, foster closer cooperation and share experience in the development of rubber trade between China and Malaysia.
Group photo of YB Puan Teresa Kok and participants at networking dinner
MREPC will participate in a promotional booth at the 9th International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition (IRGCE), which will be held concurrently with the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2018 from 4 - 6 September 2018, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The biennial event, which is deemed as the world’s largest exhibition of rubber gloves, is organised by the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) and co-hosted by MREPC. Themed “Transforming Technology, Driving Innovation”, the event is expected to draw more than 800 conference participants with over 10,000 trade visitors.
A wide array of high quality made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices will be displayed at the MREPC promotional booth. Latest innovations and the capability of Malaysian manufacturers in customising rubber products will be featured as well. Come and visit MREPC at booth number E9, East Wing to discover what Malaysian rubber manufacturers can produce.
An International Sourcing Programme will also be held in conjunction with the event, a joint collaboration between MREPC, MATRADE and MARGMA. The sourcing programme enables Malaysian manufacturers to meet face-to-face with potential foreign medical device importers and distributors. More than 35 potential buyers from 11 countries have been confirmed to join the programme.
Health Canada to Offer Pre-clinical Advisory Meetings to Medical Device Manufacturers
14 September 2018
Canadian medical device regulator Health Canada is preparing a pilot for a new program allowing manufacturers to request meetings with the agency for feedback on proposed clinical investigation protocols and related issues. According to a new Health Canada notice, the pilot for its Pre-Clinical Meeting program will begin in November 2018 and run until March 2019.
Vehicle Sales Expected to Decrease in Adjustment to SST
14 September 2018
Sales of automotive are expected to decline towards year-end as the market naturalises with the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on Sept 1. RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd head of Malaysia research Alexander Chia told The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) that the three-month tax holiday period prior to the implementation of SST saw passenger vehicle sales surge as customers took advantage of the cheaper prices and had made advanced buying.