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Profile of registrant

Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market

Identification number in the register: 24503897827-04
Registration date: 24/01/12 16:45:31

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/01/15 10:35:15
The date of the last annual update was 16/01/15 10:35:15

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market
Acronym: ECAR
Legal status: Association under British law
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Shakinovsky Louis
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sylvia Gotzen
Position: ECAR coordination secretariat

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 42 Blvd de la Woluwe, boite 5 
Brussels 1200
Telephone number: (+32) 27619510
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Other address
c/o Belron
Milton Park
Stroude Road
TW20 9EL

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Established in 1993, the European Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market (ECAR) is an alliance of 10 independent EU organisations representing vehicle parts producers, distributors, independent repairers, the European motor insurance industry, a large cross section of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the 260 million motoring consumers in the European Union.

ECAR's main objective is to safeguard and promote free competition and to prevent that vehicle makers can monopolise the vehicle spare parts market by abuse of design protection.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Initiatives at Council and EP level concerning the Proposal of the Commission of the European Communities to amend "Design" Directive 98/71/EC [COM (2004) 582 final]

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 175,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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