European Union – Imports. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 11(2)(a) and (b) of Council Regulation (EC) 338/97. The request had been made in the course of a dispute between Sofia Zoo and the Inspectorate General of the State for the Conservation of the Environment and Nature and for the Administration of Water, which concerned the latter's decision to order the confiscation of specimens of wild animals originating from Tanzania.