The Latvian Competition Council imposes fines on an automobile constructor for having preventing its customers to perform maintenance and car repairs not covered by warranty to independent services without losing warranty of the car (AS „KIA Auto”)

The Competition Council fines AS „KIA Auto”* On 7 August, the Competition Council (CC) of Latvia took a decision to fine AS „KIA Auto” for restricting car owners to perform repairs and maintenance not covered by warranty at independent services and to install spare parts of other manufacturers than KIA for a period more than 10 years. A fine was imposed on AS „KIA Auto” in the amount of EUR 134 514,43 jointly and severally with its parent undertaking AS „Tallinna Kaubamaja”. Furthermore, AS „KIA Auto” was imposed with legal obligations: a) to eliminate infringement, and

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Council imposes fines on an automobile constructor for having preventing its customers to perform maintenance and car repairs not covered by warranty to independent services without losing warranty of the car (AS „KIA Auto”), 7 August 2014, e-Competitions August 2014, Art. N° 68640

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