Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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Free movement of goods – Exercise 1

Page: 67 Chapter: Part 2, B. II. 4. 1.

Suggested solution:

In the Van Gend en Loos case, a Dutch company complained about the fact that the Netherlands had in effect raised the customs duties due for a product imported by the company into the Netherlands. Under the present law, the relevant provision would be Art. 30 TFEU. It contains an absolute prohibition of customs duties. Accordingly, the outcome would be that the Netherlands would not be allowed to impose any such duties.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 8, in particular Charts 8/7 and 8/9-8/10]



Published: 13 July 2010