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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

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Leaders of Russian car market in 2018
  • 31.01.19 Leaders of Russian car market in 2018

    In 2018, sales of passenger cars and LCV in our country, according to the AEB, amounted to 1 million 800 591 units - more by 12.8% than in 2017. At the end of December of the last year, there was also a positive trend (+ 5.6% to 175,240 cars).



FAS will help auto dealers

Government will help car dealers to cope with voluntarism of manufacturers - their relationship in Russia will be governed by a special government resolution, the draft of which was developed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).

According to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, the draft imposes severe restrictions on manufacturers. So, they should not interfere the dealers to perform maintenance and repair vehicles (it happens that the dealership may only be opened without service); to restrict access to the electronic catalogs of spare parts and set discriminatory conditions of sale of original spare parts; to prohibit authorized service centers to use for post warranty repair the spare parts that were made with the consent of the automaker or match the quality of original ones. A contract between the dealer and the automaker must include procedures and exhaustive list of the grounds for its early termination. If the distributor wants to terminate the contract for any other reasons, it has to pay compensation to the dealer that also must be specified in the contract.

“We want to strengthen the contractual position of dealers in dialogue with the distributor”, - says the head of analytical department of the FAS, Alex Sushkevich. In Russia there is a ban on parallel imports, so the distributors are, in effect, monopoly - dealers have to buy spare parts from them, they also receive information how to repair these cars, he explains: “The dealers have invested in a particular asset and they are tied with a distributor of a specific brand, often certain provisions of the dealer agreements may restrict competition.

It was not received comments and suggestions to the draft during its public discussion, says Mr.Sushkevich, so now the FAS will send the document for approval to the Ministry of Economic Development. But it will hold a meeting with the distributors before to clarify the situation with the Code of Conduct, which was developed by the Association of European Businesses (AEB). This code was made by AEB in the summer, it has to settle the same issues as the resolution, but it is different fundamentally by the fact that its compliance is voluntary and the manufacturer decides to join him or not.

The introduction of a binding resolution can be an unpleasant surprise for the producers. “We support the Code of Conduct and we already comply with the most of its provisions”, - says the representative of the Volkswagen Group Rus . – “We were surprised by the draft decree of the Government and we will take the decision to sign or not the code when there will be a clarity on this document”.

Draft Resolution of the Government and the Code are not in conflict, says the manager of the company - distributor. But it is unclear why the FAS is going to set hard rules when the business has come to self-regulation.

Dealers are not satisfied with the Code of AEB, explains Mr.Sushkevich. Association “Russian dealers” complained on the Code in the FAS and the Ministry of Industry and Tarde. Code in its present form does not solve the problems of dealers: it allows the treating all conditions ambivalent and ambiguous, there is no responsibility of the participants to dealers and candidates for dealers, written in the letter of the association.

And Code and draft decree are aimed at protecting investors, it is the formation of a civilized field and a playing field, summarizes the CEO of one of the largest Russian dealers – “Rolf” - Tatiana Lukovetskaya.

Tags: dealers, russia
30.10.13 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Source: www.autostat.ru