Promoting the interests of European car dealers and repairers at European level is the primary objective of the newly-founded Alliance of European Car Dealers and Repairers (AECDR). The founders of the alliance have consciously opted for a project-oriented ‘alliance’ as opposed to the structure of a traditional association.
AECDR has contributed to the European Commission’s consultation aimed at evaluating the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and lobbies for a new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation including supplementary guidelines. Considering the number of important aspects that need to be addressed such as digitalisation and internet, a revision of the current regulation seems inevitable.
Since the inaugural meeting, AECDR regularly engages with MEPs, EC officials and other relevant stakeholders. This collaboration will enable all members of AECDR to increase their strategy based on coordinated efforts and objectives for the benefit of the car dealers and repairers in Europe.