3.12.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 436/23


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Finanzgericht Baden-Württemberg (Germany) lodged on 4 September 2018 — TDK-Lambda Germany GmbH v Hauptzollamt Lörrach

(Case C-559/18)

(2018/C 436/31)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Finanzgericht Baden-Württemberg

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: TDK-Lambda Germany GmbH

Defendant: Hauptzollamt Lörrach

Question referred

Is the Combined Nomenclature set out in Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff, (1) as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1218/2012 [of the European Parliament and of the Council] of 12 December 2012 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff, (2) to be interpreted as meaning that static converters such as those in the present case are to be classified under subheading 8504 4030 only if they are used principally with telecommunication apparatus, automatic data-processing machines and units thereof, or is it sufficient, for the purpose of satisfying the characteristic ‘of a kind used’, if the converters can also, in view of their objective characteristics, be used with telecommunication apparatus, automatic data-processing machines and units thereof, in addition to other applications?


(1)  OJ 1987 L 256, p. 1.

(2)  OJ 2012 L 351, p. 36.