The French Competition Auhority calls for progressive lifting of restrictions on distribution of visible spare parts

France: The Autorité de la concurrence calls for progressive Lifting of Restrictions on Distribution of visible Spare Parts* Following the launch of its sector inquiry into the automotive aftermarkets in 2011 and an open and transparent public consultation on its provisional findings, the Autorité issued its final Opinion on 8 October 2012. Based on a thorough examination of the prevailing market conditions and the replies of more than 50 firms and organizations (manufacturers, repairers, consumer associations, etc.), the Autorité has adopted the conclusions of its sector inquiry with respect to the five main concerns identified during its investigation, in order to stimulate price competition and innovation in the supply of maintenance and repair services: The Autorité’s main

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Auhority calls for progressive lifting of restrictions on distribution of visible spare parts, 8 October 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Vertical restrictions, Art. N° 49790

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