MTAA advocated strongly on behalf of its members and their business constituents so that the ACCC New Car Retailing Market Study focused on areas of their concern. In particular, MTAA and state and territory member associations advocated strongly for the ACCC to:
To ensure the ACCC focused on the needs of MTAA member associations’ business members, MTAA provided an in-depth submission and supplementary submission to the ACCC. These submissions included comprehensive overviews of the automotive industry (including case studies), highlighted the imbalance of the Franchising Code and Dealer Agreements in favour of manufacturers, the lack of clarity surrounding consumer guarantees and warranties, the impact of electronic logbooks and dealer stamps, and the limitations of access to repair information and data on new cars for independent repairers.
MTAA also provided the following recommendations to the ACCC:
Please access the following links for the MTAA submission and supplementary submission into the ACCC New Car Retailing Market Study:
On 14 December 2017, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) welcomed the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 18 month Market Study into New Car Retailing and urged industry and Government to now get on with adopting the recommendations and actions.
MTAA and State and Territory Member Associations advocated strongly for the ACCC to:
Please follow the link below to access the MTAA media release Download .pdf
The ACCC New Car Retailing Industry Market Study final report can be accessed using the link: Download .pdf
On 14 December 2018, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) welcomed the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 18 month Market Study into New Car Retailing and urged industry and Government to now get on with adopting the recommendations and actions.
To assist independent automobile dealers to understand the proposed changes outlined in the ACCC report, MTAA provided a fact sheet for dealers (in additional to one for independent repairers) which included an overview of the report, highlights key points of the report for industry and outlines what MTAA’s next steps are in addressing a wide range of issues including franchising arrangements and the development of a mandatory scheme for car manufacturers to share technical repair information with independent repairers on commercially fair and reasonable terms.
To access the fact sheet for independent mechanical repairers please use the following link. Download .pdf