Malaysian 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:
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.
We meet regularly each month to exchange views, resolve issues and adopt measures for mutual beneﬁts.
At the same time, we also have 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.
List of references to Malaysia references for cable standard