Accept Refuse

EUR-Lex Access to European Union law

Back to EUR-Lex homepage

This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website

Document 62010CA0263

Case C-263/10: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 7 July 2011 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunalul Gorj (Romania)) — Iulian Andrei Nisipeanu v Direcția Generală a Finanțelor Publice Gorj, Administrația Finanțelor Publice Targu-Cărbunești, Administrația Fondului pentru Mediu (Internal taxation — Article 110 TFEU — Pollution tax levied on first registration of motor vehicles)

OJ C 269, 10.9.2011, p. 16–16 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

10.9.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 269/16


Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 7 July 2011 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunalul Gorj (Romania)) — Iulian Andrei Nisipeanu v Direcția Generală a Finanțelor Publice Gorj, Administrația Finanțelor Publice Targu-Cărbunești, Administrația Fondului pentru Mediu

(Case C-263/10) (1)

(Internal taxation - Article 110 TFEU - Pollution tax levied on first registration of motor vehicles)

2011/C 269/25

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Tribunalul Gorj (Romania)

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Iulian Andrei Nisipeanu

Defendants: Direcția Generală a Finanțelor Publice Gorj, Administrația Finanțelor Publice Targu-Cărbunești, Administrația Fondului pentru Mediu

Re:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Tribunalul Gorj — Registration of second-hand vehicles previously registered in other Member States — Pollution tax on motor vehicles upon first registration in a Member State — Classification of the criterion of ‘date of first registration’ — Whether the national legislation is compatible with Article 110 TFEU — Whether exemption from payment of the tax, introduced for certain categories of vehicle, is lawful — Possible application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle

Operative part of the judgment

Article 110 TFEU must be interpreted as precluding a Member State from introducing a pollution tax affecting motor vehicles on their first registration in that Member State, if that fiscal measure is so designed as to discourage the putting into service, in that Member State, of second-hand vehicles bought in other Member States, without, however, discouraging the purchase of second-hand vehicles of the same age and condition on the national market.


(1)  OJ C 234, 28.8.2010.


Top