"Towards a new motor vehicle block exemption — Commission proposal for motor vehicle distribution, adopted on 5 February 2002"*1. Why a new sector specific Block Exemption Regulation? As evidenced in the Commission’s evaluation report on Regulation 1475/95]  (the current Block Exemption Regulation in force until 30 September 2002), the combination of exclusivity and selectivity led to rigidities in distribution, like rigidities to cross-border purchases -thereby maintaining unnatural geographical boundaries-, unsatisfactory level of intra-brand competition, and high dealer’s dependence level vis-à-vis motor vehicle manufacturers, to the detriment of consumers’ interests. Indeed, the evaluation report showed that the current system does not benefit to consumers, and therefore the
The EU Commission adopts proposal for a new motor vehicle block exemption
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