Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Liège (Belgium) lodged on 17 September 2018 — Ministère public, Ministre des Finances du Royaume de Belgique v QC, Comida paralela 12

(Case C-579/18)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Cour d’appel de Liège

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellants and respondents: Ministère public, Ministre des Finances du Royaume de Belgique

Defendants and appellants: QC, Comida paralela 12

Question referred

Does Article 79 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the EU Customs Code 1 preclude national legislation, such as that implemented by Article 266 of the General Law of 18 July 1977 on customs and excise duties, in the case of the unlawful importation into the customs territory of the European Union of goods subject to import duties, from making the person civilly liable for the person who has committed that offence — in which the person civilly liable did not participate — jointly and severally liable for the customs debt?

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1 OJ 2013 L 269, p. 1.