USA: Consumer groups call for EC-like laws to free up cross-border car sales
Independent vehicle dealers and consumer groups in Canada and the United States want to see new laws similar to those announced last week by the European Commission to stop car manufacturers from restricting "grey market" sales. The North American groups say the new EC laws became necessary when manufacturers tried too hard to keep grry market sales out of Europe and note that DaimlerChrysler, the company that has taken the harshest measures against grey markets in North America, was fined 71.825 million euros last October by the European Commission.
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