Created in May 2016 in accordance in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of competition law and policy of the BRICS countries.
The main objectives of the Working Group:
Elaboration of specific proposals for the formation of a competition environment in the automobile markets;
Exchange of experience and approaches to the application of antimonopoly laws in the automobile markets;
Preventing unscrupulous practices of the largest automobile companies, creating fair conditions for all market participants;
Development of new mechanisms to combat cartels and other anticompetitive agreements between headquarters and original equipment manufacturers, as well as authorized and unauthorized dealer companies;
Combating violations of antimonopoly laws in the automobile markets related to after-sales service: insurance, repair;
Developing a coherent approach to the consideration of global transactions of economic concentration in the automobile markets.
Priority issues for study within the Working Group:
Questions of the methodology for determining the automobilemarket / market analysis;
Issues related to the detection and suppression of violations of antimonopoly laws in the automobile markets;
Issues of application of “soft law” in the automobile markets in the territory of the BRICS countries, for example, through the introduction of the Code of Conduct for automakers;
Issues related to anticompetitive agreements concluded between headquarters and original equipment manufacturers, as well as authorized and unauthorized dealer companies;
Issues related to the consideration of transactions of economic concentration in the automobile markets;
Issues of observance of intellectual property rights of manufacturers of original auto parts.
The meetings of the Working Group are held regularly once or twice a year. Regular contacts are also held in the format of calls, videoconferences, webinars, consultations, meetings.