Boards and Committees

The Auctioneers Board


The Auctioneers Board of Examiners is in place in order to assess applicants for a licence to act as auctioneers. Following interviews, the board is to inform the Department of Trade of its decision so that a licence is issued in case of approval or submit notice of refusal as the case may be.
 
Board Members
 
Tony Grech                                    Chairperson of the Board
Dr Marion Camilleri                        Member
Mario Buttigieg                              Member
Dr Lisa D’Amato                             Secretary

Contact Details

Email address: copyrightboard.meib@gov.mt
Telephone Number: 2220 9811

The Copyright Board

The Copyright Board, established by virtue of Article 45 of the Copyright Act, is vested with the authority to approve requests for the establishment and operation of Collecting Societies in Malta, to approve the tariffs charged and any revisions thereof, as well as to revoke any authorisation to act as a Collecting Society.
 
Following the enactment of new legislation on Copyright (Act No. XIII of 2000) which came into force on the 14th August, 2000 - with the exception of Part XI on Collecting Societies which became effective as from the 1st January, 2001 - the Copyright Board was reconstituted in terms of Article 45 (2) and (3) of Part X on the Copyright Board to regulate the following:

1. Authorisation of Collecting Societies
2. Establishment and incorporation of Collecting Societies
3. ​Functions of Collecting Societies
4. Working Methods for Collecting Societies

Dr. Aron Mifsud Bonnici                 Chairman
Dr. Ivan Sammut                            Deputy Chairman
Ray M Cassar                                Member
Frederick Cutajar                           Member
Dr. Maxilene Bonett                       Sub Member
Dr. Lisa D'Amato Board                  Secretary

Contact Details

Email address: copyrightboard.meib@gov.mt
Telephone Number​: 2220 9811

The Licences Appeal Board

The Trade Licensing Appeals Board was set up  to hear appeals from decisions by the Trade Licensing Unit and by Local Councils in terms of the Trade Licensing Act.
 
The board is competent to hear complaints by all those who claim to have been unjustly denied a trading licence or by other decisions and/or any other related issues with carrying out of any commercial activity.
 
Board Members
 
Dr Edward Gatt                             Chairperson of the Board
Emanuel Zahra                              Member
Malcolm Abdilla                            Member
Anton Spiteri                                 Secretary
 
Contact Details
 
Email address: anton.spiteri@gov.mt
Telephone Number: 2568 5239

The Malta Craft Council
 
The Malta Crafts Council was set up by virtue of Act XXI of 2000. The aims of the Council are focused on the encouragement, promotion and regulation of crafts and craftsmen and entrepreneurs dealing in Maltese craft products. Crafts forming part of Malta's historical heritage are given particular importance.
 
Craftsman means a person who practices a Maltese craft.
 
Entrepreneur means a person, whether an individual or a company who, by way of trade, deals in Maltese craft products.
 
Craft means an art, skill, or trade, considered as a craft under the provisions of Act XXI of 2000, and practised by a person or persons in the manufacture of artefacts and other products and generally requiring in its manufacturing a greater input of human skill than of machinery.
 
Maltese craft means a craft generally reflecting the traditions and heritage of the Maltese Islands.
 
Maltese craft products means products of Maltese crafts manufactured in Malta.
 
Council Members
 
Mr. Godwin Warr                             Chairman of the Council
Mr. Noel Bartolo                              Deputy Chairman
Mr. Ronald Curmi                             Member
Ms. Karen Xuereb                             Member
Ms. Claire Cauchi                              Member
Ms. Josephine Deguara                     Member
Mr. Joseph Said                                Member
Mr. Joseph Galea                              Member
Ms. Joan Haber                                 Member
Mr. Ray Sciberras                              Member
Mr. Charles Busuttil                            Member
Mr. Mark Xerri                                  Secretary
 
Contact Details
 
Email address: maltacrafts@gov.mt
Telephone Number: 2569 0329