Communication: new case No. 0096 of 2022

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62022CN0096
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
Court of Justice of the European Union
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NO
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Communication: new case

Judgment



16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/24


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supremo Tribunal Administrativo (Portugal) lodged on 11 February 2022 — Companhia de Distribuição Integral Logística Portugal, S.A. v Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira

(Case C-96/22)

(2022/C 198/35)

Language of the case: Portuguese

Referring court

Supremo Tribunal Administrativo

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Companhia de Distribuição Integral Logística Portugal, S.A.

Respondent: Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira

Questions referred

1.

Do the quantitative limits on the release for consumption established by Article 106 of the Código dos Impostos Especiais do Consumo (Excise Duty Code, ‘the CIEC’) constitute quantitative restrictions on imports or measures having equivalent effect within the meaning of Article 34 TFEU, in so far as Article 106 stipulates that, during the last four months of each year, the quantities of cigarettes sold by operators may not exceed the average monthly quantity of cigarettes released for consumption in the 12 months immediately preceding?

2.

Is it contrary to the rules on the chargeability of excise duty established by Articles 7 and 9 of Council Directive 2008/118/EC (1) of 16 December 2008 to levy tax on any quantities of cigarettes that exceed the quantitative limit on the release for consumption established under Article 106(2) of the CIEC at the rate applicable on the date on which the declaration of discharge is lodged, in accordance with Article 106(7) of the CIEC?


(1)  Council Directive 2008/118/EC of 16 December 2008 concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC (OJ 2009 L 9, p. 12).



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