Case 87/75 Bresciani [1976]

Case 87/75 Conceria Daniele Bresciani v Amministrazione Italiana delle Finanze [1976]

Facts

  • Italy imposed an ‘inspection fee’ on imports of cow hides

Issue

  • Was this fee contrary to the EU common customs policy (now Art 28 TFEU)?

Decision

  • Yes, invalid law

Reasoning

  • The inspection fee acted like a tax, treating domestic and imported products differently
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Posted in EU Law Revision Notes.

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