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).
Minister of Primary Industries Leads Palm Oil & Rubber Economic and Investment Mission to India
MREPC participated in a ministerial mission to India from 31 July – 2 August 2019, led by YB Puan Teresa Kok, the Minister of Primary Industries with participation from palm oil and rubber industry players. The mission covered two main cities in India, namely Mumbai and New Delhi. During the mission in New Delhi, MREPC successfully organized a networking dinner which was attended by 90 participants from local chamber of commerce, Malaysian diaspora and students in New Delhi. The guests during the dinner managed to meet and discuss matters related to rubber and palm oil industries with YB Minister as well as delegates from MREPC, Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), and Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). Apart from the networking dinner, MREPC also organized an educational seminar entitled ‘Managing Infection Control – Selecting the Right Gloves’. The main objectives of the seminar are to raise awareness among the healthcare fraternity on the importance of proper selection and usage of medical gloves for infection control as well as to promote Malaysian rubber medical gloves. The seminar was officiated by the YB Minister. There were four speakers from India and Malaysia presented seminar papers. The seminar was attended by 165 participants. During the seminar MREPC also arranged a press conference which was attended by 15 representatives from various newspapers and magazines in New Delhi. While in New Delhi, YB Minister also met with the Honorable Mr Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India to discuss on bilateral trade matters between Malaysia and India.
Press Conference with YB Minister in New Delhi
YB Minister delivered her speech during Networking Dinner
YB Minister Officiated MREPC Educational Seminar in New Delhi
MREPC's Participation in Biennial World Congress of Surgery
The World Congress of Surgery (WCS), formerly known as International Surgical Week, was established in 1905 by the International Society of Surgery. It is the oldest international society in general surgery with more than 3,000 members worldwide. The biennial event provides a platform for various surgical specialists to meet under one roof to discuss and exchange knowledge and techniques.
The event regularly attracts more than 2,000 visitors from various medical backgrounds. WCS 2019 will stage concurrent events such as postgraduate courses, exhibition on medical products and services, and paper presentations related to clinical and experimental surgery. This year’s WCS marks its 48th edition and will be held at ICE Krakow Congress Centre in Krakow, Poland from 11 - 15 August 2019.
MREPC will take up an 18sqm promotional booth to showcase the latest innovations in medical gloves produced by Malaysian manufacturers. Come and visit us at Booth 15, Level 1 at ICE Krakow Congress Centre to source for innovative and customised rubber medical devices from Malaysia.
MREPC's Maiden Participation in International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering 2019 in Rome
MREPC had its maiden participation at the 7th edition of the International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (ICEGE) 2019 in Rome, Italy from 17 - 20 June 2019. The quadrennial conference was last held in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2015. The 4-day event, which featured plenary and parallel sessions, saw the presentation of 300 proceeding papers. The 7th ICEGE attracted more than 800 participants and 16 exhibitors worldwide. The event provided a platform to discuss the latest developments and innovations in earthquake geotechnical engineering.
MREPC hosted Doshin Rubber Products under its booth to promote High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings (HDNRB) and other engineering rubber products such as mechanical pot bearings. Visitors to MREPC’s booth showed interest in HDNRB and its mechanism. The next edition of ICEGE will be held in Osaka, Japan in 2023.
MREPC Officers with Doshin Rubber Products representative at ICEGE 2019, Rome.
MREPC organised a working visit on mattresses to Australia from 30 June - 5 July 2019. Led by the Director of Marketing & Development, Mr Muhammad Fazli, the working visit covered Melbourne and Sydney, Australia’s two largest markets.
Two Malaysian mattress manufacturers joined the working visit, namely Getha Sdn Bhd and AeroFoam Manufacturing Sdn Bhd. During the five-day event, the delegates met with senior officers and visited the factories of several Australian mattress manufacturers. These were Select-O-Pedic, Chiropedic, Slumbercare Bedding, AH Beard and Latex Bedding. The meetings provided the delegates with useful feedback on the mattress industry in Australia as well as the opportunity to promote the usage of Malaysian latex foam and mattresses.
Rubber Industry Targets Double-Digit Exports Growth in 2019
16 August 2019
The local rubber industry is expected to maintain its double-digit exports growth momentum this year despite challenges arising from the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Major corporations in the rubber industry which comprise the world's top four glovemakers - Hartalega Holdings Bhd, Top Glove Corp Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd and Supermax Corp Bhd - expect annual growth to hit about 10% in 2019 from last year's total exports worth RM23.7 billion.
DEKRA Obtains Notified Body Designation for European Medical Devices Regulation
16 August 2019
DEKRA Certification GmbH, NB number 0124, is now designated for the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2019/745 (MDR). DEKRA's designation is now published in Nando. DEKRA is the third Notified Body (NB) to be designated, after BSI Assurance UK Ltd and TUV SUD Product Service GmbH. BSI is currently not recommended as an NB because of the very high risk of the UK leaving the EU under a no-deal Brexit scenario on October 31st, so DEKRA is for now the second option for companies who want to certify under the MDR.