KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is inviting the public, including relevant stakeholders, to take part in a public consultation on the ‘Market Review under the Competition Act 2010 for Selected Transportation Sectors in Malaysia (Port Logistics Ecosystem and Motor Vehicle Warranty)’ by contributing opinions, inputs, and feedback on the said market review.

The market review was conducted in accordance to Section 11 of the Competition Act 2010, namely; to better understand the market structure, to assess market activities along the supply chain, and to determine any feature or combination of features of the market that may indicate prevention, restriction, or distortion of competition. This market review focuses on two (2) selected transportation sub-sectors, namely;

(i) port logistics ecosystem covering the process of importation and exportation of goods; and
(ii) motor vehicle warranty covering the warranty restriction related to passenger and commercial vehicles.

In line with the powers given to MyCC, the market review will also study in detail the structure of both markets, the conduct of the relevant market players, suppliers, and consumers and other matters such as regulatory and policy issues.  

“The market review is a powerful tool to unravel the intricacies of the market. It is an eye opener for the stakeholders, in particular the consumers. The consumers have the right to know the complexities, dynamism and motivations of the players in both markets. Thus, it is imperative for MyCC to get the support of the relevant parties through their feedback and opinion. It will certainly assist MyCC in drawing balanced conclusions on the findings and recommendations of this market study,” said Iskandar Ismail, the Chief Executive Officer of MyCC.

There are options made available for the relevant stakeholders and the public to get involved. The softcopy of the market review has been made available on the MyCC website starting 18 June 2021. It will be open for viewing up until 2 July 2021. Any feedback or input may be submitted through the MyCC website or through an email to the secretariat at [email protected].

MyCC will also hold two online sessions for the same purpose. The first session will take place on 24 June 2021 (Thursday; 8.30am to 12.30pm), where MyCC will be holding a session for the private sectors (industry players, associations, NGOs, etc) and the public. There will be no charge for participating in the session. 

The interested parties are, however, required to register their attendance through MyCC website at www.mycc.gov.my. by 23 June 2021. The second session is for government officials set to be held the next day; on 25 June 2021 (Friday; 8.30am to 12.30pm). So far, MyCC has received notable responses from all parties indicating their willingness to be involved in the public consultation activities.