The European Commission publishes communication identifying current plans for future legal framework to be applied to motor vehicle industry

On 22 July 2009, the European Commission published for consultation a Communication and accompanying Impact Assessment Report setting out its views on the future competition law framework for the motor vehicle sector. The current Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MVBER) expires on 31 May 2010, and there has been much debate about what regulatory regime should apply to the motor vehicle industry thereafter. In its Communication, the Commission draws a distinction between, on the one hand, the market for the sale of new vehicles and, on the other hand, the markets for spare parts distribution and for the provision of repair and maintenance services. As regards the market for the sale of new vehicles, the Commission states that it has “not found

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The European Commission publishes communication identifying current plans for future legal framework to be applied to motor vehicle industry , 22 July 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2009, Art. N° 42191

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