On December 14, the FTC announced that it will host a one-day workshop, Auto Distribution: Current Issues & Future Trends, to examine current issues and future trends related to the distribution of motor vehicles in the United States. Scheduled to take place on January 19, 2016 in Washington, D.C., the event’s primary focus will be to explore competition within the auto distribution system, including the effects of state regulations and emerging trends. The event will consist of presentations addressing the following four topic areas: (i) regulation of dealer location; (ii) laws relating to reimbursement for warranty services; (iii) restrictions on manufacturers’ ability to engage in direct sales to consumers; and (iv) new developments affecting auto distribution. The FTC announced an invitation for public comment on questions related to the workshop; the comment period will remain open through March 4, 2016.