*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Nearly four years after the entry into force of the block exemption regulation on distribution agreements the first questions concerning the automotive industry No 1400/2002, the first questions concerning the transition period with the former Regulation 1475/95 shall begin on 1 January 1995. be referred to the Court of Justice, under the Article 234 procedure EC. No less than four cases are currently pending, which all have as their backdrop the replacement of Regulation 1475/95 by Regulation 1400/2002, which has given the opportunity for many manufacturers to reorganise their dealer network by terminating the all existing distribution contracts by
CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - BLOCK EXEMPTION - AUTOMOBILE DISTRIBUTION
Automobile distribution : The Court of Justice reinforces the position of constructors by admitting that the entry into force of the regulation 1400/2002 renders necessary a reorganisation of the network when a constructor went from a network organisation combining exclusive and selective distribution to a purely exclusive distribution system (VW Audi)
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