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China slams Mercedes for big fix on spare parts


China slams Mercedes for big fix on spare parts


Foreign carmakers are feeling the heat in China with the news that Mercedes has been found guilty of price-fixing concerning after-sales services.

The copmpetition regulator could now fine Mercedes up to 10 percent of its 2013 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 the observation that a C class Mercedes in spares would cost 12 times more than a complete model bought new from the showroom.

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