The Motor Industry Association (MIA) is the voice of the new vehicle industry, set up to provide a unified point of view and drive progress on issues that concern us, such as vehicle safety, emissions, fuel economy, global warming, consumer standards and codes of practice.
The MIA is currently made up of some 33 members representing the official distributors of new passenger cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles, and motorcycles. The MIA is recognised as the voice of the new vehicle industry by a wide range of Government, trade and consumer bodies.
1. Our structure
2. Our work
3. Our partners
The MIA was formed in October 1996, bringing together AMIDNZ, the new vehicle importers association, with the MVMA, the association of assemblers of completely knocked down (CKD) vehicles. In January 2007 the Association amalgamated with the Motorcycle Distributors Association.
Any official representative of a new vehicle brand may join the MIA.
Members meet regularly, usually in Auckland, to discuss issues concerning the industry and map out our responses.
There are also'standing committees' that keep a watching brief on specific areas including vehicle safety and design, heavy vehicles, registration, motor cycling and used imports. These committees report on issues in their portfolio to the Council.
Current President of the MIA is Mark Gilbert, Managing Director, BMW Group New Zealand, importers and distributors of BMW passenger cars and motorcycles and MINI passenger cars.
Chief Executive Officer is Perry Kerr.
We are actively involved in a wide range of industry issues.
Environmental issues have dominated industry activity with a considerable amount of time being spent on issues such as the Government’s proposals to improve the fuel economy of vehicles entering the fleet, the Biofuels and Emissions Trading Bills, the suitability of ethanol blended fuel and biodiesels.
In addition the Association has been actively involved in a wide array of issues including Whole of Vehicle Marking, the review and replacement of the Supplier Information Notice with the Consumer Information Notice, Parliament’s review of the access provisions to data on the Motor Vehicle Transport Register.
Of significance to all vehicle owners the MIA and members have in place a Code of Conduct for safety recalls for used imported vehicles imported by a third party as well as a Code of Practice for safety related recalls for New Zealand new vehicles – see our page “Safety Recalls”.
The MIA is recognised by Government bodies including the Ministry of Transport; the New Zealand Transport Agency (formerly LTNZ); Ministry
of Consumer Affairs; Ministry
of Economic Development; New
Zealand Customs Service; Ministry
for the Environment; and EECA.
We have close links with related trade and consumer
associations including: Independent
Motor Vehicle Dealers Association; Motor
Trade Association; Collision
Repair Association; Motor
Industry Training Organisation; NZ
Automobile Association; and the Consumer New Zealand.
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