Yesterday, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), together with Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), announced the roadmap for the National Automotive Policy (NAP 2014).

Aimed as a guideline for industry stakeholders, the roadmap highlights the path being undertaken towards transforming the competitiveness of the Malaysian automotive industry and working towards the country being the regional EEV hub by the year 2020.

Six specific areas of development are categorised under the roadmap, these being the Malaysia Automotive Technology Roadmap (MATR), Malaysia Automotive Supply Chain Development Roadmap (MASR), Malaysia Automotive Human Capital Development Roadmap (MAHR), Malaysia Automotive Remanufacturing Roadmap (MARR), Malaysia Automotive Bumiputera Development Roadmap (MABR) and Development of Automotive Authorised Treatment Facilities Framework (ATF).

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To recap, the MATR details out the latest green technological trends and future outlook as well as the tax structure rationalisation guidelines for the auto industry. The MASR, meanwhile, aims to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of components/spare parts manufacturers.

The MAHR outlines a plan for developing a competent and adequate workforce at all levels within the industry, while the MARR outlines detailed criteria of remanufacturing standards and best practices to be adopted by automotive players with the aim of making Malaysia the centre of automotive remanufacturing in the ASEAN region.

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The MABR focuses on activities related to the development of technology, human capital and supply chain to enhance the competitiveness of Bumiputera companies in the domestic auto industry, and the ATF framework is to serve as a guideline in transforming automotive after-market businesses and aid the development of a complete, sustainable automotive industry.

The MAI has issued an overview highlighting the action plan, including the introduction of new measures that are aligned with global and regional technology changes. The highlights of the NAP 2014 Roadmap is 127 pages long, so we’ve placed it as a complete document here, below. What do you think of the NAP 2014 Roadmap?

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