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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Trade group makes submission to CMA

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

The IAAF, is chairing a group that has come together under the banner of UK AFCAR, which has just completed its submission to the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) as a first step towards the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MV-BER) that is due for renewal in 2023.

UK AFCAR has been created as a forum in which organisations representing the independent aftermarket can discuss subjects of common interest which affect or may affect their members' businesses and where necessary, agree to recommend united action and work as a group to lobby relevant parties including the UK government. It will also exchange information about individual lobbying activities which may be of interest to other members.

Membership of the group will include trade associations and not for profit organisations affiliated to the automotive aftermarket. Individuals and/or a select number of commercial organisations with subject specific expertise, may be co-opted into the group on a project basis on matters of mutual interest.

The CMA has stated that they are keen to gather opinions from all sections of the automotive ecosystem, not just those directly impacted by the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (V-BER). UK AFCAR has therefore prepared and submitted a document which outlines the importance of MV-BER for the automotive aftermarket.

Discussions will be on-going and any developments will be reported to IAAF members and opinions sought where necessary.

IAAF members can download the submission by CLICKING HERE. If you do not have, or have forgotten, your access details to the secure area of the IAAF website, please contact