The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the Block Exemption regulations, which are due to expire in 2023.

READ: We did it! Aftermarket gets own Block Exemption

The objective of this consultation is to “collect in-depth and high quality facts and evidence on the key competition issues arising in vertical relationships on the motor vehicle distribution and after-sales markets from the perspective of stakeholders”.

READ: NFDA warns against new block exemption rules

Representatives from the UK and Europe’s aftermarket trade bodies are expected to take part, as are their opponents from franchise dealer associations and vehicle manufacturers.

The Commission

European Commission building

must draw up an evaluation report by the end of May 2021.


Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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