Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (France) lodged on 30 July 2018 — COPEBI SCA v Etablissement national des produits de l’agriculture et de la mer (FranceAgriMer)

(Case C-505/18)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d’État

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: COPEBI SCA

Respondent: Etablissement national des produits de l’agriculture et de la mer (FranceAgriMer)

Other party: Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation

Question referred

Is European Commission Decision 2009/402/EC of 28 January 2009 concerning the ‘contingency plans’ in the fruit and vegetable sector implemented by France (C 29/05 (ex NN 57/05)) 1 to be interpreted as covering aid paid by the office national interprofessionnel des fruits et légumes et de l’horticulture) (ONIFLHOR) (National Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture Trade Board) to the comité économique agricole du bigarreau d’industrie (CEBI) (Economic Committee for the Whiteheart Cherry Industry) and allocated to producers of whiteheart cherries for industrial uses by the producer groups which are members of that committee, even though CEBI is not one of the eight economic agricultural committees referred to in paragraph 15 of the decision and the aid in question, unlike the financing mechanism described in paragraphs 24 to 28 of that decision, was financed only by subsidies from ONIFLHOR and not also by voluntary contributions from producers, known as sectoral contributions?


1 OJ 2009 L 127, p. 11.