Comments welcomed on franchise relationships in the automotive industry

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20 December 2018

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We have prepared a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) to consider how best to address new car dealers’ concerns with their franchising relationships with car manufacturers.

Currently, agreements between new car dealers and manufacturers are subject to the Franchising Code of Conduct.

New car dealers have raised concerns about the fairness of the franchise arrangements with their car manufacturer franchisors, suggesting that the Franchising Code of Conduct is insufficient.

We welcome public and stakeholder feedback on the RIS by 13 February 2019.

Your input will help us gather evidence and obtain feedback on the solutions we have developed.

Read the statement or provide feedback.

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The Minister announced consultation to support a competitive new car retailing sector, 20 December 2018.

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