The European Commission is proposing to allow auto makers to bypass European antitrust laws and sell cars through exclusive dealer networks for three more years. The competition exemption rule is due to expire next May. An eventual split in the rules, separating car sales from aftermarket service, is anticipated, although any new system for dealers will not be introduced until May 2013. The EC says the proposed extension will preserve the existing European Union block exemption until ...
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