Antitrust Laws in Automotive Industries: Guidance priciples
AUTOMOTIVE CIRCLE’s purpose is to connect outstanding engineering experts. It is conducted as a neutral platform, by a neutral organizer, bringing together OEM, suppliers and application-orientedacademia to link up their potentials for the mutual benefit of all parties engaged. AUTOMOTIVE CIRCLE is an open forum.
Attendees of AUTOMOTIVE CIRCLE events and meetings include Board members and representatives from many different countries who may be subject to a variety of antitrust or anticompetitive legal requirements established by individual countries or regional authorities, e.g., the European Union.
While the details of these regulations and the emphasis with which they are enforced may differ from region to region, all individual requirements are broadly similar in their objectives and recognition of allowed and disallowed activities.
The following Anticompetitive/Antitrust Guidance Principles, developed by the AUTOMOTIVE CIRCLE, are based on these broad consistencies.
Because of the potential variation in the details of individual country laws, interpretations, and enforcement emphasis, as well as individual company and national trade association policies, these Guidance Principles cannot serve as the exclusive reference for individual members.