Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank van eerste aanleg te Brussel (Belgium) lodged on 4 June 2013 – LVP NV v Belgische Staat

(Case C-306/13)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Rechtbank van eerste aanleg te Brussel

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: LVP NV

Defendant: Belgische Staat

Question referred

Does Council Regulation (EC) No 1964/2005 of 29 November 2005 on the tariff rates for bananas (OJ 2002 L 316, p. 1), as applied by the European Union in the period from 1 January 2006 to 15 December 2009, infringe Article I; Article XIII(1); Article XIII(2)(d); Article XXVIII; and/or any other applicable article of the GATT 1994, individually or collectively, by introducing a tariff rate of EUR 176/tonne for bananas (GN Code 0803 00 19), contrary to the concessions for bananas negotiated by the EC, before a new negotiated agreement in that regard was concluded within the framework of the WTO?