The Croatian Competition Authority identifies a number of vertical restraints in the auto repair services agreements that could not be exempted under the national equivalent of the EC Regulation 1400/2002 (Kia Motors Adria Group)

On 2 December 2010 the Croatian Competition Authority (AZTN) [1] established the existence of anticompetitive provisions in the auto repair services agreements concluded by the exclusive importer of KIA automobiles in Croatia Kia Motors Adria Group d.o.o. (KMAG) with its authorized auto repairers. Following an ex officio investigation prompted by the complaints of the auto repairers the AZTN found that KMAG has concluded a total of 25 auto repair services agreements that obliged the authorized auto repairers to acquire the original spare parts exclusively from KMAG, both for the warranty and other repair services. The AZTN found that clause contrary to Article 12(1) of the

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Croatian Competition Authority identifies a number of vertical restraints in the auto repair services agreements that could not be exempted under the national equivalent of the EC Regulation 1400/2002 (Kia Motors Adria Group), 2 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 34255

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