Federal Trade Commission Hosts Workshop on Repair Restrictions

by Alexandra Moyer | April 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Shops Have Opportunity to Submit Related Comments to FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a federal agency that aims to protect consumers and “competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.” On July 16, 2019 at 9:00 am, the FTC will be hosting a workshop titled “Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions,” specifically examining how manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and if those limitations impact consumer protection.

The FTC has reached out to industry groups and requested that repairers assist their efforts to determine issues relative to manufacturer restrictions on repair shops.

Currently, FTC staff is asking for empirical research and data in response to the following questions:

The deadline to submit information is April 30, 2019. Information on how to submit research and a presentation can be found here[1].

Endnotes:
  1. here: https://www.ftc.gov/nixing-the-fix-call-for-research

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