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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Van Gend & Loos Case

Franz C Mayer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 May 2024

Subject(s):
Goods — Tariffs — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, interpretation — Treaties, application

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The 1963 decision of the European Court of Justice in Case 26/62 NV Algemene Transport- en Expeditie Onderneming van Gend & Loos v Netherlands Inland Revenue Administration (‘Van Gend & Loos Case’) is generally considered one of the most important decisions of European Union law (European Union, Court of Justice and General Court; European Community and Union Law and Domestic [Municipal] Law; European Union, Historical Evolution; Supranational Law). It is also an important case for public international law as it challenged the prevailing view on the question of...
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