May has been another busy month and we have been in discussions with both RMI and many of our members on the critical implementation of the Competition Commission Guidelines.
Our lead article this month deals with this very important issue. It has taken a bit longer than we would have liked to forward you further information, but as you know there has been discussion around the interpretation of a number of the points and clauses, and these needed to be checked with RMI legal counsel. They are now being tested with the Competition Commission. As we move closer to July and then thereafter, I want to stress that the responsibility lies on the shoulders of ISP’s (Independent Aftermarket Workshops), and specifically our MIWA members, to ensure the Guidelines are implemented correctly and we are ready.
I see our MIWA members playing a very key role in assisting, supporting, and educating consumers and I appeal to all members to accept this challenge. It makes me think of the quote by Kandi Steiner: “Don’t miss out on what could be the best chapter in your life because you’re too busy rereading the last one.”
In addition to the lead, I hope you will enjoy reading more on the Defective Parts Insurance Cover now available. There are also some good pics from our Wipcorp Meet and Greet this month which was highly successful. Wipcorp is the external service provider responsible for doing our grading project. As a team and as an association it is key we are all on the same page and that each and every audit is consistent to ensure sustained excellence.
I hope you enjoy the reads.
Pieter Niemand, MIWA National Director