Official Journal of the European Union

C 220/20

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de cassation (Belgium) lodged on 1 July 2009 — État Belge v Nathalie De Fruytier

(Case C-237/09)

2009/C 220/39

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Cour de cassation

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: État Belge

Defendant: Nathalie De Fruytier

Question referred

Does the activity of transporting, in a self-employed capacity, human organs and samples for hospitals and laboratories constitute the supply of human organs, blood and milk, which is exempt from value added tax under Article 13(A)(1)(d) of Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes — Common system of value added tax: uniform basis of assessment? (1)

(1)  OJ L 145, p. 1.