The European Office of the MREPC was set up in August 2007 in Hertford, U.K., and is located within the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, the UK-based research and promotion centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board.
MREPC's European Office role is to facilitate the exports of Malaysian rubber products into Europe. In this role, the European Office monitors the development and changes in policies and new regulations concerning the importation into and use of rubber products in Europe, in particular countries of the European Union. As natural rubber latex gloves constitute the predominant export of rubber products from Malaysia, special attention is given to the dissemination of information on health and safety factors relating to their use in healthcare facilities. With growing environmental concerns, the European Office also provides information to consumers of rubber products on the eco-friendliness of natural rubber.