It is a european regulation seeking to ensure that the final customer has the possibility to choose among different alternatives; it also guarantees that all repair and maintenance operators.
SPARE PART TYPOLOGY
The Monti law defines two typologies of Spare Parts:
ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS – Spare parts manufactured (by OEM or other) in accordance with the technical specifications and production standards of OEM.
EQUIVALENT SPARE PARTS – Spare parts with the same quality level of the original, but not manufactured in accordance with the technical specifications and production standards of OEM.
EQUIVALENT SPARE PARTS – This law provides the equivalent spare part, as long as it has the same quality level of the original, with the same dignity of the original spare part. The equivalent spare part manufacturer must always be able to prove that its product’s quality level matches the original in order to demonstrate the equivalence. The duty to prove that an equivalent spare part doesn’t match the original is left to others (e.g.: OEM), not to the equivalent spare part manufacturer.