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.
Tony Grech Chairperson of the Board
Dr Marion Camilleri Member
Mario Buttigieg Member
Dr Lisa D’Amato Secretary
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
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.
Dr Edward Gatt Chairperson of the Board
Emanuel Zahra Member
Malcolm Abdilla Member
Anton Spiteri Secretary
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.
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