2nd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Automotive Industrial Cooperation which was held on 09 0ctober 2012 in Dhaka-Bangladesh the following Decisions are taken based on detail discussion by the deligates. The Decisions taken on the automotive task force are mentioned below:
•There should be one Focal Point by designation from each of the D-8 countries; they will maintain communication with each other. Bangladesh will be responsible for communicating with all Country Focal Points within a month.
•The quarterly progress of the decisions have been taken on 7th Meeting of the working group should be followed by the Focal Point.
•Automotive Working Group proposes D-8 Secretariat should be established to follow up the issues and effective implementation of the decisions.
1.To establish “D-8 Automotive Association – responsible country, “Turkey”
2.More attention should be paid to B2B cooperation – responsible country, “Turkey”
3.Streamlining technical and administrative regulation to avoid non-tariff barriers - responsible country, “Turkey”
4.To promote R&D and technology development and cooperation - responsible country, “Turkey”
•Focal point network ( group email) should be established to develop a communication mechanism by Turkey within two months. All the issues should carry forward.
1.Exploiting business opportunities through market survey in emerging auto markets including D-8 Countries - responsible country, “Iran”
•Designed template of market survey is developed and delivered to the delegates and it will be uploaded on the website after collecting remarks and suggestions and information from the D-8 country members within next two months.
2.D-8 automotive website should be established – responsible country, IRAN
•Website is designed; it will be launched after one month after getting feedback from the D-8 member countries.
3.Design and manufacture a common platform for regional and national brands as project of “D-8 joint product development.” - responsible country, “Iran”
•After conducting the market survey and forming B2B cooperation, the issue will be addressed.
1.Development of integrated supply chain – responsible country, “Indonesia.”
•No information about the progress. The Focal Point of Bangladesh will communicate with the Focal Point of Indonesia and will inform others.
2.The regional D-8 automotive Industries Associations should participate in UN/ECE activities – responsible country – Egypt
•Egypt will prepare a format for collecting relevant information from member countries; every country will send their existing information regarding environmental, safety and other standards relating to automotive sector.
3.Compilation of Tariff Regime of D-8 countries – responsible country by Pakistan
Every member country will send relevant information to the Focal Point of Bangladesh; after compilation of collected data for harmonization from all D-8 countries, it will send to the Focal Point of Turkey to upload this information on the official website within three months.
Outcomes of the Task Force on Automotive of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 26-27 January 2015, Tehran, Iran are as follows:
-To upload the focal points information, contact details and Member States’ automotive information in the D-8 website on automotive.
-The Focal Point should take necessary follow-up action agreed in the 3rd Ministerial Meeting in Dhaka.
-Establishment of D-8 automotive association should be pursued by private sector (for example OSD, IVMA and others) under umbrella of the D-8 FCCI.
-Turkey will prepare technical and administrative regulations to avoid non-tariff barriers and submit to the D-8 secretariat.
-Design and manufacture a common platform for regional and national brands as project of “D-8 Joint Product Development.”
-The regional D-8 automotive Industries Associations should participate in UN/ECE activities and Member States to send their existing information regarding environmental, safety and other standards relating to automotive sector.
-Compilation of tariff regime of D-8 Member States by Pakistan and of Iran will upload this information on the official website within three months.
Outcomes of the Task Force on Automotive of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 09-10 May 2016, Cairo, Egypt are as follows:
-All the Member States should make best use of D-8 Automotive website (www.d8automotive.com) established by Iran. Focal Persons of all Member States would be allowed to upload the information of their countries directly to the website.
-D-8 Automotive Association will be established and a survey to check maximum benefit of such D8 Automotive Association based on the existing Associations.
- Publish Supply Industries on www.d8coop.com
- To establish a D-8 automotive R&D center, D8 Vocational training school.