10.12.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 445/4


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 13 August 2018 — Gesamtverband Autoteile-Handel e.V. v KIA Motors Corporation

(Case C-527/18)

(2018/C 445/04)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesgerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant and appellant on a point of law: Gesamtverband Autoteile-Handel e.V.

Defendant and respondent on a point of law: KIA Motors Corporation

Questions referred

1.

Do manufacturers have to supply the information to be provided to independent operators under the first sentence of Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 (1) in a form amenable to onward electronic processing?

2.

Is discrimination against independent operators as prohibited under the first sentence of Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 present in the case where a manufacturer, by engaging an information service provider, opens a further channel for information on the sale of original replacement parts by authorised dealers and repairers?


(1)  Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (OJ 2007 L 171, p. 1).