The EU Commission applies the new motor vehicle Block Exemption Regulation for the first time in a case regarding authorized repairers (AUDI)

"The first case of application of the new motor vehicle block exemption regulation: AUDI’s authorised repairers"*Introduction The new motor vehicle block exemption regulation [1] (BER) entered into force on 1 October 2002. A one-year transitional period until 30 September 2003 is foreseen in the BER in order to give all interested parties time to adapt their distribution agreements to the new legal framework. The first case of application of the new regulation offered the Commission the possibility to clarify two important aspects: the authorisation of repairers in the networks of vehicle manufacturers and the application of the BER during the transitional period. During the Autumn of 2002, the Commission received a great number of informal and formal complaints concerning the

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  • European Commission (DG NEAR) (Brussels)

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Hubert Gambs, The EU Commission applies the new motor vehicle Block Exemption Regulation for the first time in a case regarding authorized repairers (AUDI), 20 January 2003, e-Competitions January 2003, Art. N° 36918

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