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European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs

Identification number in the register: 33885548180-35
Registration date: 27/02/2012 15:47:40

The information on this entity was last modified on: 02/04/2015 12:09:10
The date of the last annual update was: 02/04/2015 12:09:10
Next update due latest on: 02/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Boulevard de la Woluwe 46
P.O. box: 9
Bruxelles 1200

(+32)2771 96 56

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Bernard Lycke

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Bernard Lycke

Director General

    Goals / remit

The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) is the European federation of professional associations representing the interests of automotive dealers and repairers.

Through its members – national motor trade associations and European Dealer Councils – CECRA represents the interests of approximately 380,000 automotive businesses, including some 120,000 authorised dealers and 260,000 independent repairers all over Europe and beyond. Together they employ around 2.8 million people.

In the automotive retail sector, CECRA acts as a consultative body for its members and represents the industry vis-à-vis other European automotive associations, the European Commission, the European Parliament and other EU institutions.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

As the sole representative of car dealers and repairers at European level, CECRA was part of CARS 2020, an expert group created by the Commission to ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of the automotive industry in Europe.

Since 1985, the automotive industry has enjoyed a number of specific block exemption regulations, the most recent one being Regulation 1400/2002 on vertical agreements for the purchase, sale or resale of new motor vehicles. In order to safeguard the rights enjoyed by dealers under this Regulation, which expired in May 2013, CECRA has been trying to reach an agreement with vehicle manufacturers concerning a voluntary code of conduct.

In addition to CARS 2020, CECRA has been supporting the Commission’s quest to tackle unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships.

Furthermore, over the last couple of years, CECRA has been working closely with a range of stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturers and various national and European standardisation bodies in order to ensure that both independent and authorised repairers enjoy standardised access to the information they need to do their job.







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

25,000 € - 49,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.