Introduction The New Block Exemption Communique 2017/3 for Vertical Agreements in the Motor Vehicle Sector in Turkey was published in the Official Gazette on February 24 2017. Communique 2017/3 revoked the Block Exemption Communique 2005/4 for Vertical Agreements and Concerted Practices in the Motor Vehicle Sector. The Turkish Competition Board is expected to publish a set of guidelines which will provide further details regarding the implementation of Communique 2017/3. The decision to draft Communique 2017/3 was triggered by the reform of a number of the restrictive provisions of Law 1400/2002 (particularly with regard to the sale of motor vehicles) in line with EU Regulation 461/2010. In 2011 a sector inquiry was undertaken in Turkey regarding the motor vehicle sector and in 2014
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