Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
This year, the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) gained significant movement on its mission to preserve competition in the automotive replacement parts industry through the introduction of legislation in Congress. Achievements made by the QPC are part of the collective global effort to ensure free competition in the collision parts industry. QPC’s sister organization, the European Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market (ECAR), has in turn made progress this year working toward the same mission. Below are highlights of international legislative achievements this year.
ABOUT THE QPC
The Quality Parts Coalition represents the interests of the independent parts industry, repairers, insurers, consumers and seniors. The goal of the Quality Parts Coalition is to develop and secure a permanent legislative change to U.S. design patent law to protect the consumer’s right to benefit from quality, lower-cost alternative replacement parts and to preserve competition. For more information, visit http://www.KeepAutoPartsAffordable.org.
Established in 1993, the European Campaign for the Freedom of the Automotive Parts and Repair Market (ECAR) is an alliance of 10 independent EU organizations representing vehicle parts producers, distributors, independent repairers, the European motor insurance industry, a large cross section of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the 270 million motoring consumers in the European Union. ECAR’s main objective is to promote free competition and to prevent vehicle makers from monopolizing the vehicle spare parts market through abuse of design protection. For more information, visit http://www.ecar-eu.com.