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Legislation > Archive

This page contains legislation no longer in force, as well as documents from the legislative process leading to the adoption of Regulation 1400/2002 and of Regulation 461/2010.

Reform of Regulation 1400/2002 leading to the adoption of Regulation 461/2010 and the Supplementary Guidelines

December 2009 - Draft Regulation and Draft Guidelines

July 2009 – Communication and Impact Assessment Report of the Commission: the future competition law framework

  • The Commission adopted a Communication setting out the key elements of the competition regime which would apply to the motor vehicle sector after the expiry of the Block exemption Regulation n° 1400/2002. The Commission's Communication was accompanied by an Impact Assessment Report.
  • February 2009 - Roundtable on future competition law framework

    • Synopsis of the roundtable with leading figures from the main stakeholder groups to discuss the future of Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002
    • 09.02.2009 - Commissioner Kroes held a roundtable with leading figures from the main stakeholder groups to discuss the future of Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002
    • Press release
    • Commissioner's closing remarks to the roundtable

    May 2008 - Evaluation Report on Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002

    Commission Evaluation Report on the operation of Regulation (EC) N° 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing
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    Staff working documents:

    End of the exemption of location clauses in selective distribution agreements

    Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002

    Commission Regulation 1400/2002 of 31 July 2002 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector.
    Official Journal L 203, 01.08.2002, pages 30-4.1

    Explanatory documents relating to Regulation 1400/2002

    Reform of Regulation 1475/95 leading to the adoption of Regulation 1400/2002

    • Revised version of draft new regulation on motor vehicle distribution of 06/05/2002 submitted to the Second Advisory Committee of the Member States held on 6 June 2002
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    • Version of 6/05/2002 highlighting changes introduced to the draft regulation published in OJ C 67 on 16 March 2002
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    • Draft Commission Regulation (EC) on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle industry. OJ C 67, 16.03.2002, p. 2-26
      Press release: Commission publishes its draft of a new regulation for the motor vehicle sector, invites comments from all concerned IP/02/380, 11.03.2002

    Regulation 1475/95