The European Commission adopts evaluation report concerning the motor vehicle block exemption regulation

On 28 May 2008, the European Commission issued its Report on the operation of Regulation 1400/2002 [1] concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (the “Report”). Given that Regulation 1400/2002 (the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation, referred to below as the “MVBER”) is set to expire in May 2010, the Report analyses the effectiveness of the MVBER as a first step towards identifying an appropriate solution for a future regime. 1. Overall assessment The Commission considers that the MVBER has helped protect competition in the motor vehicle sector, in particular in the after-sales area. However, this positive view is outweighed by strong and lengthy criticism of the sector-specific provisions of the MVBER. For the most part, this is because these provisions have resulted in

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The European Commission adopts evaluation report concerning the motor vehicle block exemption regulation, 28 May 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2008, Art. N° 44853

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