The Used Vehicles Importers Association(UVIA) has been registered as an Employers' Association in terms of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 266 of the laws of Malta on the 13th May 2003.UVIA is the voice of the main used vehicles importers in the Maltese Islands.
In December 2002 twenty-eight car importers got together to form this Association. These were bad days for them. The Ministry of Transport in Malta was under pressure to regulate their imports. A legal notice was soon in force demanding that every used imported car should be certificed by an internationally recognised certification agency. This did not deter these importers. Through UVIA they managed to fall in line with these new regulations. An agreement was signed in Malta, after various meetings in the United Kingdom, with the Vehicle Certification Agency. (VCA)