About MCMA
  Associate Bearer
  Affiliations: SIRIM

About MCMA
Malaysia Cable Manufacturers Association - MCMA (Formerly known as Malaysia Electric Cable & Wires Association - MECWA) was established in 1980 comprising manufacturers of power and telecommunication cables and conductors with the objective, among others, as follows:

i) To bring together manufacturers of power and telecommunication cables with the  objective of enhancing the reputation of the industry as a responsible and ethical association of manufacturers.

ii) To bring about a degree of cooperation between manufactures, to improve the efficiency of the industry, the standard of products and sales service to the market,

iii) To actively promote the presence and representation of MCMA in the Malaysia cable
and wire industry through constant liaison and meetings with the relevant officials of the
specific ministries, government agencies and authorities such as:

a) related ministries i.e. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of International Trade and
Industries (MITI).
b) Government/Quasi Government Bodies i.e. SIRIM, MIDA, ST, TNB, TMB,
Jabatan Standards, MATRADE.
c) Chambers of Commerce.
d) related trade associations.
e) international cable industries representatives.

iv) To participate in conference/forum organized by the Government in relation to
plans/strategies/dialogue or any other matters concerning the development of the local
cable and wire industry.

v) To promote the products of MCMA under the Buy Malaysian Campaign - conduct
seminars on range of products; usage and technical aspects (including quality) of product; competitiveness of products; and services provided by members to user/buyer groups like utility companies, contractors, wholesalers, etc. This should include new/variant products developed by members.

vi) To organize and/or participate in overseas trade missions for potential export market of members' products and/or for members' investment plans. No objection Letter (NOL) governing body.

vii) To participate in any National Standards bodies to help set or influence both National
and Regional Standards through Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission), Standards
Writing Organization (SWO) with SIRIM, Jabatan Standards.

viiI) To keep the members aware of the possible impact of AFTA/TPPA/WTO on the industry and to ensure the Government is informed of any possible damages.

Currently MCMA has 19 members. We meet regularly each month to exchange views,
resolve issues and adopt measures for or mutual benefits. At the same time we are also
having dialogues with the relevant government bodies concerning issues such as tariff
protection for telecommunication cables (ITA), protection for XLPE cables, Standards
and Specifications, ST licensing, Becoming the Standards Writing Organization (SWO)
for the cable industry at SIRIM, Approved Permits (AP) by consumers and related
industries, etc.

Refer to List of Malaysian Standard (MS) for Cables      



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