The European Commission’s competition policy chief puts the auto industry on notice that it must abide by the new sales and distribution laws in the 12-member European Union states or face the consequences. The warning comes as the industry moves into the second half of a 1-year transition period that removes the old “block exemption” law and opens sales and service markets to increased competition. The new rules, which don’t take full effect until 2005, are aimed at ...

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