Mtaa welcomes the implementation of franchising reforms to better protect new car retailers and consumers
- Published: Friday, 29 May 2020 16:55
The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) today welcomed the announcement by Industry Minister Karen Andrews that new regulations for new car franchised motor dealers will come into operation from next Monday 1 June 2020.
The introduction of a separate schedule for new car retailers to the Franchising Code of Conduct will assist in addressing a power imbalance between car manufacturers and dealers and provide better protections for these critical automotive businesses and consumers.
MTAA welcomes the commitment and work of the Government and congratulates Industry Minister Karen Andrews and her Department in achieving this outcome.
MTAA CEO Richard Dudley said the regulations are significant and will contribute to addressing significant problems being experienced by new car retailing franchisees in the areas of capital expenditure requirements, adequate time to secure returns on substantial investments, better clarity and protections for end of franchise obligations and improved resolution mechanisms for disputes.