Visnapuu v Kihlakunnansyyttaja and another

European Union – Customs and excise. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts 34, 36 and 110 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and arts 1(1), 7 and 15 of European Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 94/62. The request has been made in proceedings between Mr Visnapuu, acting on behalf of European Investment Group Oü, and the District Public Prosecutor concerning the distance selling and delivery of alcoholic beverages to Finnish consumers in breach of Finnish legislation relating, inter alia, to the excise duty on certain beverage packaging and the retail sale of alcoholic beverages.

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