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Technical and Competition Committees update – June 2021


The Technical and Competition Committees’ latest meeting was held on the 26th of May, during which members discussed the ongoing work on the legal cases currently open. A key milestone is the recent publication of an OEM Bulletin on the Skoda case.

On the advocacy side, the Committees have continued liaising with the European institutions regarding the evaluation of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MVBER) and the adoption of the draft Delegated Regulation amending Annex X of Regulation 2018/858 (on approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers).

The evaluation report on the MVBER was published by the European Commission on the 28th of May and is under assessment by the UEIL Committees. The next step is for the Commission to decide whether to let the current MVBER regime lapse by the 31st of May 2023, renew it, or revise it.

The European Commission also adopted on the 20th of May its final version of the Delegated Regulation amending Annex X of Regulation 2018/858. The text has been sent to the European Parliament and the Council for a two-month scrutiny period. Unfortunately, this latest version still fails to respond to UEIL concerns regarding the lack of full and timely access to technical information.

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