On 17 March 2021, the European Commission (“EC”) published a summary of the contributions on the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (“MVBER”) (“Consultation”). The MVBER is due to expire on 31 May 2023. The contributions will be used by the EC to determine whether it should let the MVBER expire, prolong its duration, or modify the regulation. The Consultation closely follows the review process of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) that ended last year. While certain topics (such as the intensity of competition) have shown to be controversial, there is a certain consensus that the rules (i) have, at least partially, met their objectives; (ii) are efficient; and (iii) have created legal certainty.  The aftermarket/repair market appears to be the area where
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