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European Community Law and the Automobile Industry : European Monographs - Christof R.A. Swaak

European Community Law and the Automobile Industry

European Monographs

Paperback Published: January 1999
ISBN: 9789041111401
Number Of Pages: 488

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The question whether the European Community should intervene in the economic process, and if so, to what extent, has been the subject of public debate for many years. This study describes and gives an analysis of the manner and extent to which the European Community intervenes in the automobile industry through legal measures. The focus is on those provisions of the EC Treaty and the multiple Community legal measures that constitute the Community legal framework within which the automobile industry must operate. This study gives an introduction to the automobile industry and the EC Treaty and examines a selection of the multiple Community measures that have significant implications for the automobile industry. Important examples of such measures are:the rules on type approvalregistration of automobilesroadworthiness testsinternal taxation, environmentthe common rules on imports and exportsdistribution and servicingstate aid measuresconcentrations and cooperationthe various Community measures aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the Community's automobile industryThis study shows that the Community, and the Commission in particular, is increasingly making use of the various competences provided by the EC Treaty to intervene in the automobile industry. This development is further stimulated by the gradual internationalisation, or even globalisation, of the world economy. In addition, this study indicates that there is a need for a much more unambiguous, coherent and transparent legal framework within which the automobile industry must operate.

List of Abbreviations
Theoretical Frameworkp. 1
The Factual and Legal Context of the Case Study
The Automobile Industryp. 29
The EC Treatyp. 65
The Case Study
The Elimination of Obstacles to Intra-Community Trade and the Automobile Industryp. 95
Common Commercial Policy and the Automobile Industryp. 173
Undistorted Competition and the Automobile Industryp. 205
Distribution and Servicing in the Automobile Industryp. 215
State Aid in the Automobile Industryp. 277
Concentration and Co-operation in the Automobile Industryp. 343
Strengthening of the Competitiveness of Community Industry and the Automobile Industryp. 395
Promotion of Research and Technological Development and the Automobile Industryp. 411
Education and Vocational Training and the Automobile Industryp. 423
Conclusions
General Conclusions: European Community Law and the Automobile Industryp. 433
Selective Bibliographyp. 441
Table of Casesp. 457
Indexp. 465
Transposition Table - Treaty of Amsterdamp. 477
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ISBN: 9789041111401
ISBN-10: 9041111409
Series: European Monographs
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.7

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