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


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


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?


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).