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Malaysian Timber Industry Board Certification Body (MTIB CB) was established in October 2010. The MTIB CB Product Certification Scheme is aimed at primarily achieving clients' products satisfaction in wood product processing by preventing nonconformity at all stages, from the initial contact with potential clients.
That Malaysian Timber Industry Board (incorporation) Act 1973 [Act 105] constitutes the legal documentation for the establishment of MTIB. These legal documents are retained on file by the Legal Unit of MTIB.
The main objective of development of MTIB is to promote and coordinate the overall development of the timber industry in Malaysia.The Certification Body of MTIB, i.e. MTIB CB, operates under the authority of Act 105 Section 12(2)(k), to grant certification for timber products.
The MTIB CB are constantly looking beyond customers' and society expectations in order to deliver market leading services in timber industry wherever they are needed. Our independent services add significant value to our customers' operations and ensure business sustainability. Any inquiries, please contact:
Product Certification Unit,
Director General Division,
Malaysian Timber Industry Board,
Level 13-17, Menara PGRM,
No. 8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras,
P. O. Box 10887, 50728 Kuala Lumpur,
MTIB CB has adequate arrangements to cover liabilities that may arise. Under Act 105, clause 30D, stated that the Public Authorities Protection Act 1948 (Act 198) shall apply to any suit, action, prosecution or proceedings against any officer, servants or agents of Board (MTIB), in respect of any act, neglect or default done or committed by it or him in such capacity.
Financial plans are also contained in the overall business plan of MTIB CB, and are reviewed on an annual basis for adequacy. MTIB CB's financial capability may be viewed via the relevant management reports, annual reports and financial audit reports.
Financial Stability and Resources
MTIB CB operates on an annual operational budget obtained from government Annual Budget and from certification fees charged to clients. MTIB CB ensures that it, at all times, has sufficient financial resources in order to provide, and continue to provide, its product certification services in accordance to its contractual obligations.
The objectives of MTIB CB's Product Certification Scheme are as follows:
1. To operate certifications in an appropriate, clear, transparent and non-discriminatory manner
2. To comply with international certification systems and to keep pace with industrial development
3. To assist the Malaysian timber industry in complying with international market requirements
The Product Certification Scheme of MTIB CB is based on two (2) technical criteria, as follows:
1. The products are in conformity with the applicable standards.
2. The manufacturers have adequate quality assurance system to maintain the conformity of the products with the standards.
The Product Certification Scheme of MTIB CB consists of the following elements:
i. Initial Assessment - Inspection before a license is granted
a. Selection and testing of one or more samples of the product, representative of production.
b. Assessment of the manufacturer's Product Quality Plan.
c. Assessment of implementation of the manufacturer's Product Quality Plan.
ii. Ongoing Assessment - Surveillance after a license is granted
a. Assessment of implementation of the manufacturer's Product Quality Plan.
b. Scheduled and unscheduled factory and market-place surveillance
i.e. selection of samples from the factory or the market-place or both
MTIB CB takes its responsibility as a neutral third party seriously:
The structure of MTIB CB is designed to give confidence to the impartiality of the auditing and certification process.All staff, including contracted personnel, is to be free from any commercial, financial or other pressures which may influence their judgement in relation to the certification of a company or organisation. Auditors are not to have been, at any stage, involved in the design, supply or maintenance, by way of consultancy service or commercial arrangement of the system, of a company or organisation undergoing the certification process within the previous two years, if they are to be involved in the auditing of that company or organisation.
Remuneration of all MTIB CB's certification personnel will be independent from the results of any certification assessment and will not be dependent upon the pass or failure of any client. Procedures described are to ensure impartiality is achieved in all functions within MTIB CB. The non-executive arm of MTIB CB is involved in the day-to-day business activities of certification and those employees are subject to Confidentiality Agreements. The executive arm of MTIB CB is involved in the management of business but may not be actively involved in the assessment cycle of certification. They, too, are subject to Confidentiality Agreements.
Whenever a potential conflict of interest exists, it is to be clearly identified, together with the means by which this is dealt with. MTIB CB ensures there is no conflict of interest with 'related bodies' which are described below.
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