The Hungarian Competition Office finds agreements and practices on the motor vehicles repair and maintenance service market to be contrary to Art. 81. EC (Hyundai/Mobis Parts Europe)

Background / Facts of the case Hyundai Motor Company (“HMC”) started to reorganize its distribution system in Hungary from September 1, 2004 accordingly to the Regulation (EC) n° 1400/2002, of 31 July 2002, on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector? (OJEC L 203, 1st August 2002, p. 30-41) (“Category Exemption Regulation”) which prohibits the manufacturer to combine the application of the exclusive and the selective distribution systems. Moreover, it distinguishes the quantitative and the qualitative selective distribution systems. HMC chose the quantitative selective distribution system for the sale of motor vehicles and the qualitative selective distribution system for the repair and

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Anikó Kertész, The Hungarian Competition Office finds agreements and practices on the motor vehicles repair and maintenance service market to be contrary to Art. 81. EC (Hyundai/Mobis Parts Europe), 13 June 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2006, Art. N° 14003

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