Conegate Ltd V Customs and Excise Commissioners [1986]

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U.K. Customs and Excise authorities seized consignments of various ****** items which had been imported from Germany by Conegate. Uxbridge Magistrates' Court ordered the forfeiture of these goods as being indecent or obscene articles, whose importation into the UK was prohibited by the Customs Consolidation Act 1876 s.42 .

On Conegate's appeal, the English High Court asked the European Court under the Treaty of Rome 1957 Art.177 for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation…


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