Part III
Substantive Law

13. Free Movement of Goods I: Negative Integration  

Cases

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  • Case 7/68 Commission v Italy (Art Treasures)
    Case 7/68 Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic (1968); Free movement of goods, negative integration, obligation of member states, goods possessing artistic or historic value.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 24/68 Commission v Italy (Statistical Levy)
    Case 24/68 Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic (Statistical Levy case) (1969); Free movement of goods, negative intregation, elimination of customs duties, charges having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 8/74 Dassonville
    Case 8/74 Procureur du Roi v Benoît and Gustave Dassonville (1974) ECR -00837; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, quantitative restrictions, measures having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 15/74 Centrafarm
    Case 15/74 Centrafarm BV and Adriaan de Peijper v Sterling Drug Inc (1974) ECR -01147; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, industrial and commercial property, protection of rights, patents.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 36/74 Walrave
    Case 36/74 B.N.O. Walrave and L.J.N. Koch v Association Union cycliste internationale, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Wielren Unie and Federación Española Ciclismo (1974) ECR -01405; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, scope of Community law, discrimination based on nationality.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 87/75 Bresciani
    Case 87/75 Conceria Daniele Bresciani v Amministrazione Italiana delle Finanze (1976) ECR -00129; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, customs duties, charges having equivalent effect, charge of public health inspection.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 119/75 Terrapin
    Case 119/75 Terrapin (Overseas) Ltd. v Terranova Industrie CA Kapferer & Co. (1976) ECR 01039; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, right to trademark and commercial name.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 46/76 Bauhuis
    Case 46/76 W. J. G. Bauhuis v The Netherlands State (1977) ECR -00005; Free movement of goods, negative integration, reference for a preliminary ruling, customs duties, charges having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 120/78 Cassis de Dijon
    Case 120/78 Rewe-Zentral AG v Bundesmonopolverwaltung für Branntwein (Cassis de Dijon) (1979) ECR -00649; Free movement of goods, positive integration, measures having equivalent effect, obstacles to Intra-Community trade, fixing of a minimum alcohol content.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 170/78 Commission v United Kingdom (Beer & Wine)
    Case 170/78 Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Beer and Wine) (1980) ECR -00417; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, tax arrangements applying to wine, competing products, affording indirect protection to other products.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 15/79 Groenveld
    Case 15/79 P.B. Groenveld BV v Produktschap voor Vee en Vlees (1979) ECR -03409; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, quantitative restrictions on exports, measures having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 34/79 Henn and Darby
    Case 34/79 Regina v Maurice Donald Henn and John Frederick Ernest Darby (1979) ECR -03795; Free movement of goods, negative intregation, prohibition on imports, justifications on grounds of public morality, pornographic articles.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Cases 177 and 178/82 Van de Haar
    Joined Cases 177/82 and 178/82 Criminal proceedings against Jan van de Haar and Kaveka de Meern BV (1984) ECR I-01797; Free movement of goods, negative integration, quantitative restrictions, measures having equivalent effect, sale of tobacco products, price-fixing.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 112/84 Humblot
    Case 112/84 Michel Humblot v Directeur des services fiscaux (1985) ECR -01367; Free movement of goods, negative integration, special tax on motor vehicles, progressive tax, discriminatory or protective effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 178/84 Commission v Germany (Beer Purity)
    Case 178/84 Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany (1987) ECR -01227; Free movement of goods, negative integration, failure of a State to fulfil its obligations.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 196/85 Commission v France (Natural Sweet Wines)
    Case 196/85 Commission of the European Communities v French Republic (1987) ECR -01597; Free movement of goods, negative integration, taxation of natural sweet wines and liqueur wines, internal taxation.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 311/85 Vlaamse Reisebureus
    Case 311/85 ASBL Vereniging van Vlaamse Reisbureaus v ASBL Sociale Dienst van de Plaatselijke en Gewestelijke Overheidsdiensten (1987) ECR 03801; Free movement of goods, negative integration, travel agents, public service employees.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 18/87 Commission v Germany
    Case 18/87 Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany (1988) ECR -05427; Free movement of goods, negative integration, customs duties, charges having an equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case 69/88 Krantz
    Case 69/88 H. Krantz GmbH & Co. v Ontvanger der Directe Belastingen and Netherlands State (1990) ECR I-00583; Free movement of goods, negative integration, measures having an effect equivalent to quantitative restrictions on imports.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case 145/88 Torfaen BC
    Case C-145/88 Torfaen Borough Council v B & Q plc (1989) ECR -03851; Free movement of goods, negative integration, prohibition of Sunday trading.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-163/90 Legros
    Case C-163/90 Administration des Douanes et Droits Indirects v Léopold Legros and others (1992) ECR I-04625; Free movement of goods, negative integration, Tax system of French overseas departments.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Cases C-267 and 268/91 Keck
    Joined Cases C-267/91 and 268/91 Criminal proceedings against Bernard Keck and Daniel Mithouard (1993) ECR I-06097; Free movement of goods, negative integration, prohibition of resale at a loss.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case C-317/91 Deutsche Renault v Audi
    Case C-317/91 Deutsche Renault AG v AUDI AG (1993) ECR I-06227; Free movement of goods, negative integration, trademark law.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Joined Cases C-363, 407-411/93 Lancry
    Joined Cases C-363, 407-411/93 René Lancry SA v Direction Générale des Souanes and Société Dindar Confort, Christian Ah-Son, Paul Chevassus-Marche, Société Conforéunion and Société Dindar Autos v Conseil Régional de la Réunion and Direction Régionale des Douanes de la Réunion (1994) ECR I-03957; Free movement of goods, negative integration, customs duties, charges having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-470/93 Mars
    Case C-470/93 Verein gegen Unwesen in Handel und Gewerbe Köln e.V. v Mars GmbH (1995) ECR I-01923; Free movement of goods, negative integration, measures having an effect equivalent to quantitative restrictions, presentation of a product likely to restrict freedom to fix retail prices and mislead consumer.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Joined Cases C-321 - 4/94 Pistre and Others
    Joined Cases C-321/94, C-322/94, C-323/94 and C-324/94 Criminal proceedings against Jacques Pistre (C-321/94), Michèle Barthes (C-322/94), Yves Milhau (C-323/94) and Didier Oberti (C-324/94) (1997) ECR I-02343; Free movement of goods, negative integration, quantitative restrictions, measures having equivalent effect.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-34/95 Agostini
    Case C-34/95 Konsumentombudsmannen (KO) v De Agostini (Svenska) Förlag AB (C-34/95) and TV-Shop i Sverige AB (C-35/95 and C-36/95) (1997) ECR I-03843; Free movement of goods, negative integration, prohibition of misleading advertising, prohibition of advertising directed at children.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-368/95 Familiapress v Bauer
    Case C-368/95 Vereinigte Familiapress Zeitungsverlags- und vertriebs GmbH v Heinrich Bauer Verlag (1997) ECR I-03689; Free movement of goods, negative integration, measures having equivalent effect, national prohibition.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case C-302/00 Commission v France (Dark Tobacco)
    Case C-302/00 Commission of the European Communities v French Republic (2002) ECR I-02055; Free movement of goods, negative integration, different rates of tax on dark tobacco and light tobacco cigarettes.Full Lisbonised Judgment
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  • Case C-110/05 Commission v Italy (Italian Trailers)
    Case C-110/05 Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic (Italian Trailers) (2009) ECR I-00519; Free movement of goods, negative integration, market access, prohibition on certain vehicles to tow a trailer in the territory of MS, proportionality.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-142/05 Mickelson
    Case C-142/05 Åklagaren v Percy Mickelsson and Joakim Roos (2009) ECR I-04273; Free movement of goods, negative integration, access to the market, measures having equivalent effect, protection of the environment, proportionality.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-205/07 Gybrechts
    Case C-205/07 Lodewijk Gysbrechts and Santurel Inter BVBA (2008) ECR I-09947; Free movement of goods, negative integration, consumer protection in distance contracts.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • Case C-171/11 Fra.bo
    Case C-171/11 Fra.bo SpA v Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches eV (DVGW) — Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Verein (2012); Free movement of goods, negative integration, measures having equivalent effect to a quantitative restriction.Full Lisbonised Judgment
  • C-5-94 Hedley Lomas
    Case C-5/94 Hedley Lomas [1996] Facts: The relevant Ministry for English and Wales refused to issue Hedley Lomas a licence for the export of sheep to Spain on the ground that the treatment in Spanish slaughterhouses was contrary to the relevant Directive on stunning of animals before slaughter. Hedley Lomas brought proceedings against the Ministry…Short summary
  • C-119-75 Terrapin
    Case C-119/75 Terrapin [1976] Facts: Terrapin, registered in England, manufactured prefabricated houses under the trade-mark “Terrapin”. It applied to have this name registered in the German Patents Office. Terranova, which manufactured plaster for façades, was the proprietor of different trademarks registered at the German Patents Office with the words “Terra” and “Terranova”, and opposed to…Short summary