Case C-2/90 Commission v Belgium (Belgian Waste) 
- Wallonia, an area of Belgium, prohibited waste originating in another Member State from being stored, tipped or dumped in its locality
- Did this prohibition run contrary to Art 34 TFEU (prohibiting quantitative restrictions on imports from other Member States)?
- Waste must be considered as “goods” within Art 34 TFEU, as it forms the basis of commercial transaction (even if only for transportation purposes)
- Belgium could not adequately justify its absolute prohibition with reference to environmental considerations
- A ban could be imposed on general waste only, to prevent an influx of waste which the region could not handle (just not on all waste)
Posted in EU Law Revision Notes.
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