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).
Tender Briefing on Booth Design and Construction of MREPC Pavilion at CMEF Spring 2019 & PHILAUTO 2019
The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) invites Malaysian contractors to participate in a tender briefing on booth design and construction of a MREPC pavilion at CMEF Spring 2019 and PHILAUTO 2019.
Only prequalified booth contractors are eligible to participate in the tender briefing. The criteria for Prequalification of Booth Contractors are as follows:-
Must be a registered company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Company must be established for at least 3 years.
At least 2 years’ experience in handling international trade shows.
Experience in designing and constructing custom-made booths in at least 6 projects for international trade shows.
Not suspended from participating in the booth construction and design tenders by MREPC.
Interested companies will need to provide the necessary supporting documents including an UPDATED company’s profile and portfolio to fulfil the above requirements to Ms Amirah at firstname.lastname@example.org 12.00 noon, 16 January 2019 (Wednesday).
The information submitted by the companies will be verified by MREPC and a notification will be sent to the prequalified booth contractors/companies. The prequalified companies will need to confirm their attendance at the tender briefing in advance with Ms Amirah at email@example.com. 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: 24 January 2019 (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 will kick off the year with its customary participation at Arab Health, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 28 to 31 January 2019. Following the enthusiastic response from the industry members, MREPC will take up an expanded pavilion from 105sqm in 2018 to 132sqm. The pavilion will house a total of 12 Malaysian manufacturers of medical gloves, condoms, rubber catheters and other rubber medical devices. MREPC’s pavilion will also move to a new location at the upgraded Pavilion Hall.
Arab Health is the largest annual gathering of healthcare professionals and industry players in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The event serves as an ideal platform to discover state-of-the-art technology and the latest developments in healthcare products and services as well as provides opportunities to connect with influential stakeholders and decision makers in the region's healthcare industry. The 2019 edition of the event is expecting more than 4,150 exhibiting companies and 84,500 attendees from more than 160 countries.
Come and visit MREPC’s Pavilion at Pavilion Hall, Booth P.D10 to source high-quality made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices.
Successful Participation at Automechanika Shanghai 2018
Automechanika Shanghai 2018, Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, was held from 28 November – 1 December 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC), Shanghai, China. The event continued to post achievements in various aspects. The number of trade visitors rose by an unprecedented 15% to 150,568 from last year, while the total number of exhibitors grew by 4% to 6,269. The event’s exhibition space also expanded by 3% to 350,000 sqm.
MREPC’s pavilion also increased to 108sqm from 84sqm following the enthusiastic response from the industry members. The pavilion accommodated a total of 10 Malaysian manufacturers who showcased a wide array of quality rubber automotive components and products. In line with efforts to expand export of quality made-in-Malaysia rubber products to global markets, MREPC arranged several business-matching sessions during the 4-day event. The Malaysian manufacturers, who met a number of potential buyers, reported encouraging sales.
MREPC also received enquiries from more international visitors this year. Most enquiries were on gaskets and seals, rubber hoses, dust covers, weatherstrips and engine mountings. The next edition of Automechanika Shanghai is scheduled to be held from 27 – 30 Nov 2019 at the same venue.
Good Response from Indian Healthcare Workers to MREPC's Educational Seminars
MREPC recently concluded a specialised mission on medical gloves to India from 1 - 8 December 2018. The mission focused on two major cities in India, namely New Delhi and Chennai. Five Malaysian medical glove manufacturers participated in the mission – Brightway Holdings Sdn Bhd, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Laglove (M) Sdn Bhd, Riverstone Resources Sdn Bhd, and Top Glove Corporation Berhad. The objectives of the mission were to educate healthcare students and workers in India on recent developments in infection control as well as to identify opportunities to promote Malaysian-made medical gloves in India.
A seminar on ‘Managing Infection Control – Selecting the Right Gloves’ was held in both cities and drew participation from 215 nurses, healthcare students and workers, importers and distributors. The mission also saw MREPC donating 500,000 medical gloves each to Jain Charitable Hospital in New Delhi and Hindu Mission Hospital in Chennai.
During the mission, the Malaysian delegates also visited three organisations – Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) and BLK Hospital in New Delhi, and Hindu Mission Hospital in Chennai. The visits enabled MREPC to acquire insights on current challenges in infection control faced by hospitals in India and also explore closer
collaboration in the future. Glove workshops were also conducted at BLK and Hindu Mission Hospitals, marking a first for MREPC during a specialised mission. The two workshops, which drew 54 participants, were aimed at providing practical training to the healthcare workers.
Participants attending MREPC’s seminar in New Delhi.
Revised National Automotive Policy will Cover Entire Auto Industry
18 January 2019
The revised National Automotive Policy (NAP), expected to be unveiled this year, will cover the entire automotive ecosystem and include new elements of technology. Among the new elements are the next generation vehicles, mobility as a service, Industrial Revolution 4.0 and artificial intelligence.
FDA Proposes to Clarify and Formalize the De Novo Classification Process for Medical Devices
18 January 2019
On December 7, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published a proposed rule ("Proposed Rule") that, if finalized, would clarify the de novo classification process for medical devices, including the format and contents of a de novo request and the criteria for accepting or denying a de novo request. FDA intends to "enhance regulatory clarity and predictability...provide a regulatory framework that sets clear standards, expectations and processes for de novo classification" through this proposed rulemaking.