SALES METHODS IN THE CAR SPARE PARTS SECTOR - THEIR IMPACT ON CONSUMER'S INTEREST
This study first describes the complex market relations in the spare parts sector and goes on to analyse the development of European competition law rules and the approach to vertical restraints taken by German, British, French and American law. In the case of European law, the emphasis is on the development of the interpretation of selective distribution by the Court and the Commission under Article 85 of the Treaty. Chapter 4 deals with a basic discussion of competition policy on vertical restraints and the problem of consumer decision making when purchasing spare parts. This leads to the final chapter and a commentary on the draft block exemption regulation for the motor vehicle sector. The study does not make any far reaching comment on the disputed 12% clause in the new car sector, but raises the question whether the aim of ensuring free trade can be achieved by authorizing experienced approved workshops to equip cars in accordance with national requirements. Finally, it is suggested, with a view to opening up distribution networks and improving supply conditions for independent workshops, that the manufacturer's right to estimate unilaterally the requirements of approved repair shops should be limited.
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