Official Journal of the European Union

C 202/3

Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 27 April 2017 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Germany) — Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg v Jost Pinckernelle

(Case C-535/15) (1)

((Reference for a preliminary ruling - Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) - General obligation to register and information requirements - Unregistered chemicals - Export of unregistered chemicals outside the territory of the European Union))

(2017/C 202/04)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Defendant: Jost Pinckernelle

intervening parties: Vertreter des Bundesinteresses beim Bundesverwaltungsgericht

Operative part of the judgment

Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC, read in conjunction with Article 3(12) of that regulation, must be interpreted as meaning that substances which have not be registered at the time of their import into the territory of the European Union in accordance with that regulation may be exported outside that territory.

(1)  OJ C 7, 11.1.2016.