Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed revealed at the National Automotive Policy (NAP 2014) status update that an automotive council is set to be established within two months, Bernama reports.

To be chaired by the minister himself, the council will serve as an avenue for policy makers to interact with industry players, and will comprise government and business community representatives, as well as non-government organisations representing consumers.

“The council will provide a platform for policy makers to interact so that we can have inputs from the industry and have clear directions as to which way the automotive industry will move,” the national news agency quoted Mustapa as saying, with the first meeting expected to be held at the end of March.

Other topics from the NAP 2014 status update:
NAP 2014 update – TIV up 1.6%, imports, exports fall
New car prices dropped 7% on average last year, 20% reduction on average by end-2017 targeted – MITI
Euro 5 diesel to begin selling in Klang Valley this year
No plans to extend CKD hybrid tax exemptions as yet
Public not ready for Vehicle End of Life policy – Tok Pa