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R2RC launched in the UK

The Right to Repair Campaign (R2RC), a scheme aiming to safeguard consumer choice and effective competition in the market for replacement parts, tools and equipment, servicing was officially launched in London this morning.

It urges manufacturers to comply with block exemption regulations on non-discriminatory access to technical information for independent operators, which were declared binding by the European Commission in September. The R2RC also wants the renewal and improvement of this legislation when it expires in 2010.

Ray Holloway, director of independent membership within the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF), said: “The Right to Repair Campaign should help to assure the non-discriminatory provision of technical repair information within the retail motor sector.

“Historically independent repairers and franchised dealers have been partners in the retail motor sector, working together to provide consumers with a broad level of choice. We hope that the European Commission now ensures that BER 2010 reaffirms the parity of access to information for the while retail motor sector.”

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