Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 61 (Sep)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Fifth Chamber)

Judges Cooke (President), García-Valdecasas and Lindh

Judgment Dates: 12 September 2002


European Community - Freedom of movement - Goods - Generalised tariff preferences - Preferential arrangements in respect of certain products from developing countries - Applicants requesting European Commission open investigation to consider whether to withdraw certain preferential arrangements - Commission ruling complaint inadmissible - Applicants seeking annulment of Commission's decision - Council Regulations (EC) 3281/94, (EC) 2820/98.

The Case

On the proper construction of art27 of Council Regulation(EC) 2820-98, the Community was entitled, but not obliged, to grant or to continue to grant the benefit of preferential generalised tariff preferences despite the imposition of anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures.

Practice Areas

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