Case 181/84 Man (Sugar) [1986]

Case 181/84 R v Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce, Ex p. Man (Sugar) [1986]


  • An export licence application from Man (Sugar) was 4 hours late
  • This would cost Man (sugar) millions of pounds


  • Could relief from forfeiture be obtained?


  • Yes


  • Forfeiting Man (Sugar)’s ability to obtain a licence would be disproportionate
  • This case recognised the need for proportionality in EU law
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