"Why a few Member States should no longer block the liberalisation of the vehicle spare parts market"
ECAR Analysis of the legal, economic and political status of the “Repairs Clause” 2011
"The Position of ECAR "
This document (2006/2007) provides a comprehensive analysis of the "spare parts" issue. All arguments raised in this context are dealt with in detail. Facts and figures are amply presented. A list of references is attached.
"Free Competition and Fair prices for Vehicle Spare Parts"
This brochure (2005) explains why a "Repairs Clause" is needed and is the correct solution.
Publications of Independent Organisations
Insititute for Economic Policy at the University of Cologne (iwp) / Prof. Dr. Johann Eekhoff (29.11.2007):
"Eine Reparaturklausel erhört die Effizienz am Markt für sichbare Kfz-Ersatzteile - Designschutz wird nicht beeinträchtigt"
"A Repairs Clause Increases the Efficiency on the mMarket for Visible Automotive Spare Parts - Design Protection will not be affected"