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    China slams Mercedes for big fix on spare parts

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Foreign carmakers are feeling the heat in China with the news Mercedes has been found guilty of price-fixing concerning after-sales services. The anti-trust regulator could now fine Mercedes up to 10% of its 20013 Chinese revenues as a punishment under a 2008 anti-monopoly law.

    In recent weeks all Germany’s carmakers in China have slashed their spare parts prices in anticipation of such a ruling and the Chinese authorities are actively investigating a number of other foreign brands.

    The ruling contained an observation that a C class Mercedes in spares would cost 12 times more than one from the showroom.