Gentlemen's Dispute or Bar Room Brawl? - Part Two: The Impact of the New Block Exemption Regulation on Car Dealers
On 1 October 2003, the new block exemption regulation (BER) governing the way in which carmakers distribute their vehicles in Europe, as well as how those vehicles are serviced and spare parts are sourced, came into effect. It has huge consequences for everyone in the automotive industry. This article discusses the impact of the changes on auto dealers and focuses on the implications of this regulation for these dealers.