CJEU - Joined cases C 267/10 and C 268/10 / Order André Rossius and Marc Collard v Belgium

Key facts of the case:
 
Two members of the Belgian army were, apparently in accordance with the internal army provisions and the consent of their superiors, involved in selling of tobacco products, a fact which was considered by the customs authorities as infringing customs and taxation provisions. The tribunal competent to decide on the issue saw, motivated by its rules of procedure, the need to refer to ECJ.
 
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
 
La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne est manifestement incompétente pour répondre aux questions posées par le tribunal de première instance de Namur (Belgique) …