Can anyone give me any guidance, I know it relates to article 34 freedom to move goods... but I have literally got stuck there!
Celebmark Ltd is a British manufacturer of designer clothes. It has a contract with Chemise, a French company, to distribute its clothes in France and Italy. The first shipment of clothes from Celebmark’s factory to Chemise is refused entry at Calais, the French port.
French customs state that the goods are not allowed in France for 3 reasons,
1. They contain more than 40% artificial fibres. This is prohibited for manufacturers in French domestic law, although this is not the case in the UK.
2. The clothes are labelled ‘Celebmark designer clothes’. Under French law clothes cannot be sold under ‘designer’ labels unless they are registered as original products of one of a select group of designers.
3. French laws demands that the clothes be inspected at the border for the presence of colourings, which may be harmful to human skin- [such colouring are permitted under UK law]. A fee is charged for this inspection.
Advise Celebmark Ltd as to its’ rights under EU law in these circumstances.
I understand to look at four things... quanitatitive measures, applicability, justification and proportionality......... but I have no idea what any of that means! Seriously stuck :/ thanks
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Last edited by ohfrap; 21-03-2013 at 14:18.
- 21-03-2013 14:15