Re Etablissements Fr. Colruyt NV

European Union – Excise duty. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding, among other things, that, art 15(1) of Directive 2011/64/EU should be interpreted as not precluding national legislation, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which prohibited retailers from selling tobacco products at a unit price lower than the price indicated by the manufacturer or importer on the revenue stamp affixed to those products, in so far as that price had been freely determined by the manufacturer or importer.

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