Unione Nazionale Industria Conciara (UNIC) and another v FS Retail and other companies

European Union – Freedom of movement. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling deciding that, arts 3 and 5 of Directive (EC) 94/11 should be interpreted as precluding legislation of a member state, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, prohibiting, inter alia, the marketing of leather components of footwear coming from other member states, or coming from non-member countries and already marketed in another member state or in the member state concerned, when those products did not bear a label indicating their country of origin.

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