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The 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) of the D-8 held in Bali, Indonesia on 10-12 November 2008, agreed that automotive as one of the identified areas of cooperation under the industrial Cooperation of D-8. The 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) meeting held on 28  February 2010, in Tehran, adopted the  Terms of Reference of the Taks Force on Automotive as follows:  

Association: To establish "D-8 AUTOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION" for the purpose of promoting the automotive industry in D-8 Member States

Market: Exploiting business opportunities in any emerging auto markets, including D-8, through market study, country's capability study, and etc.

Regional Market: Streamlining technical regulation to avoid non-tariff barriers and to establish mechanisms gradually to prepare regional common market

R&D: To promote R&D and technology development joint activities especially in the areas of renewable energy, CNG, Hybrid and electric vehicles, new materials and etc.

Supply Chain: Development of integrated supply chain to promote outsourcing parts and  components from D-8 potential by multilateral industrial cooperation

Joint Vehicle Production: Design and manufacture a common brand through making an affordable car in line with technical legislation named as project of "D-8 Joint Product Development" for the global market taking into accounts the potential and the capabilities of D-8 Member States

Investment Fund: To develop a regional investment fund providing incentives to promote joint investment, R&D activities and etc.
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1.        In line with the initiation of Task Forces under WGIC, the proposal to identify the TFs was raised during the Fourth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 10-12 November 2008, Bali-Indonesia. 

After having and intensive discussion and exchange of views, the meeting agreed to strengthen future cooperation through Task Forces:

1.Automotive (Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia)
2.Energy, Power Sector and Conservation (Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria)
3.Food production through Mechanization (Coordinator: Malaysia) 
4.Cooperation/Transfer of Technology (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
5.Petrochemicals and Fertilizer (Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran)
6.Cement (Coordinator: Iran)
7.Steel (Coordinator: Iran)
8.Textile (Coordinator: Egypt, Indonesia)
9.Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
10.SMEs (Coordinator: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria)
11.Electronics and IT (Coordinator: Malaysia) 

During this meeting, the private sector of Indonesia, Turkey and Iran has signed a Minute of Meeting to facilitate cooperation through a long-term program on Automotive Industry. A joint working group will be established to develop the long-term cooperation.







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.

Automotive
Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, Indonesia

Bangladesh
Md. Shawkat Ali
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Industries
Phone: 9555220
Email: shawkat345@gmail.com

Egypt
Marwa Mohsen
Phone: +201113319812
Email: marwa.mohsen.khalifa@gmail.com

Alaa Ramdan
Phone: +201064227984
Email: alaa@eec-eg.org


Indonesia
Afrida SustonNiar 
Deputy Director Ministry of Industry

Andreas Alfredo Sigalingging
Assistant Deputy Director Ministry of Industry
Ph: +62 21 5251901,5255509 ext. 2452
Fax: +62 21 5251901

Iran 
Mr. Seyed Reza Mofidi
Phone:0098-21-22044020
Fax: 0098-21-22040010
Email: mofidi@idro.org


Malaysia

Mr. Wan Ahmad Iskandar Wan Adnan
Senior Assistant Director, Sectoral Policy Division, MITI
Email: iskandar.miti@1govuc.gov.my
Tel: 603 - 6208 4621 
Fax: 603 - 6211 2401

Pakistan
  Mr. Tariq Ejaz Chaudhary
CEO EDB
Email: ceo@edb.gov.pk
Phone: 051-9201892
       0300-8433678

Mr. Ajmal Sharif
GM(Policy)
Email: ajmal@edb.gov.pk
Phone: 051-9203391
       0300-9507781

Turkey 
Mr. Emre Dabak
Industry and Technology Expert
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT)
Phone: +90 312 201 5599
Fax: +90 312 201 5564
Email: emre.dabak@sanayi.gov.tr

Meetings so far held:


-1st  D-8 Task Force Meeting on Automotive Industrial Cooperation (4 October 2011 Istanbul-Turkey)


-2nd  D-8 Task Force Meeting on Automotive Industrial Cooperation (09 0ctober 2012,Dhaka-Bangladesh)


-3rd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Automotive Industrial Cooperation (26-28 January 2015, Tehran-Iran)


-4th D-8 Task Force Meeting on Automotive Industrial Cooperation (09-10   May 2016, Cairo-Egypt)