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05.04.2012

29th of March 2012 the 1st session of Working group "Problems of cooperation between car makers, authorized car dealers and parts' suppliers" of Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for competition development in new vehicles' sales market and aftermarket took place.

The members of the Working group are representatives of the authorities, the vehicle manufactureres, their authorized dealers, independent market operators, lawyer agencies, market non-commercial organizations and other expert companies. Association of Automotive Parts Distributors and its members are also represented in the Working group (you can find the list of members following the link).

The following issues have been discussed: definition of "original part", access of replacement parts from independent market to authorized car makers' dealers, possibility of purchasing car makers' branded replacement parts by independent operators directly from car makers.

It's worth mentioning that FAS position is quite close to ADAK position in most of issues.