On 17 February 2020, the Competition Commission (Commission) released a media statement announcing that it has published Draft Guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry (Guidelines). The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is the market for motor vehicle spare parts, tools and components after the vehicles are sold to consumers. This market also includes maintenance and repair services sold by dealerships to consumers. Key role players in this market include companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, service and repairs of motor vehicles. Large automotive manufacturers, referred to as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), are considered key role-players in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Background The published Guidelines are a result of years of

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