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CAPA applauds executive order promoting Right to Repair

The order encourages the FTC to issue new rules promoting a “right to repair,” which allows consumers the ability to use independent repair shops or perform repairs themselves

Kentwood, Mich.—The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, applauds President Biden’s executive order designed to promote competition in the American economy. The order encourages the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue new rules promoting a “right to repair,” which allows consumers the ability to use independent repair shops or perform repairs themselves.

“CAPA applauds the Biden administration for taking action to prioritize the right to repair – it is a
significant win for consumer choice,” said Clark Plucinski, CAPA Chairman.

The executive order contains 72 specific initiatives, including the requirement that the Federal Trade Commission initiate a rulemaking on repair and maintenance. The executive order can
be found here.

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