ITALY – ECJ

Keith Nuthall
ITALY is being taken to the European Court of Justice by the European Commission, which claims that it is maintaining illegal obstacles to the import of energy drinks from other EU countries.

By limiting the amount of caffeine in energy drinks to 125mg per litre, Italian legislation effectively prohibits the marketing of imported products as the majority of energy drinks on the EU market contain significantly more than this, said Brussels. The Commission cited the well-known "Dijon" ruling by the ECJ which holds that Member States must ...


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