Which part for which vehicle?
Why European laws need enforcement.
European regulations which require Vehicle Assemblers (VAs) to release technical and parts cataloguing information are not being observed, says FIGIEFA, the international automotive aftermarket association, of which IAAF is a member. The FIGIEFA statement follows market investigations by several FIGIEFA member associations across Europe; in the UK the IAAF has been very active in this process, feeding its conclusions to the competition authorities.
To illustrate to European politicians and officials the difficulties this creates in the trade and, importantly, to consumers - individual motorists and fleet operators alike - a short video has been created by the German aftermarket association - GesamtverbandAutoteile-Handel (GVA).
The video shows how Vehicle Assemblers attempt to lock out the independent sector companies who need parts cross-referencing data in order to ensure that the correct part is delivered to independent garages, guaranteeing an economic and efficient service. This also has important vehicle safety implications.
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he IAAF continues its work representing the opinion of those operating in the UK independent automotive aftermarket to those who need to be informed – whether that's government departments, MPs and MEPs, civil servants, statutory bodies like H&SE, DVLA, Environment Agency etc., the media – both trade and general, companies and individuals in the motor industry and the general public – in particular motorists, for whom the IAAF’s activities have significant benefit.