Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 13 March 2018

European Union Copper Task Force v European Commission

Appeal — Plant protection products — Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 — Placing on the market of plant protection products and establishing a list of candidates for substitution — Inclusion of active substance ‘copper compounds’ in that list — Action for annulment — Admissibility — Article 263, fourth paragraph, TFEU — Regulatory act that does not entail implementing measures — Individually concerned person

Case C-384/16 P



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
27/04/2018 European Union Copper Task Force v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:176
13/03/2018 European Union Copper Task Force v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:176
13/03/2018 European Union Copper Task Force v Commission
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:634
06/09/2017 European Union Copper Task Force v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
12/08/2016 European Union Copper Task Force v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.04 Regulatory acts
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.04 Regulatory acts
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.04 Regulatory acts
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.02 Acts which are of individual concern to them
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.02 Acts which are of individual concern to them
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 47 : paragraph 117
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 51 -P1 : paragraph 117
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraphs 88, 112
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L4 : paragraphs 15, 18, 19, 32, 33, 35 - 38, 45, 54, 63, 65, 67, 70, 87, 93, 99, 111, 116, 118 - 120
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraphs 112, 119
  • TFEU, Article 277 : paragraph 112
  • TEU, Article 19 -P1 : paragraph 112
  • TEU, Article 19 -P1L2 : paragraph 117
  • Directive 91/414 -N1 : paragraphs 2, 20, 67, 74
  • Directive 2009/37 -A01 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 2009/37 -N1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 1107/2009 : paragraphs 21, 22, 29, 30, 41, 42, 48, 64, 66, 68, 69, 85
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A14 : paragraphs 4, 23
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A14P2 : paragraph 49
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A15P1 : paragraph 81
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A20 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A20P1 : paragraphs 51, 52
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A24 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A24P1 : paragraph 49
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A24P2 : paragraphs 51, 52
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A36P3 : paragraph 60
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A41 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A41P1 : paragraph 60
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A41P2LB : paragraph 60
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A50 : paragraphs 8, 26, 55, 58
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A50P1 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A50P4 : paragraphs 27, 56
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A78P3 : paragraph 74
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A80P7 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -N2PT4 : paragraph 101
  • Regulation 540/2011 -A01 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 540/2011 -C1 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 232/2015 -C6 : paragraph 75
  • Regulation 232/2015 -C8 : paragraph 11
  • Regulation 408/2015 : paragraphs 1, 18, 21 - 23, 26 - 28, 30, 33, 34, 41, 42, 47, 49 - 55, 61 - 67, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75 - 80, 83 - 85, 92, 93, 95, 97 - 101, 103, 106, 108, 118 - 120
  • Regulation 408/2015 -A01 : paragraph 12
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -25/62 : paragraphs 73, 93
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N17 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N18 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N19 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N20 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N21 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N22 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N23 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N24 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N25 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N26 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N27 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N28 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N29 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N30 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N31 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 -N32 : paragraphs 78, 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N71 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N72 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N73 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N74 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N75 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -142/00 -N76 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -182/03 -N56 : paragraph 87
  • Court of Justice - Order C -368/05 -N59 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N76 : paragraph 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N47 : paragraph 94
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N59 : paragraph 119
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N29 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N30 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N31 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N32 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N40 : paragraph 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N41 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N42 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N44 : paragraph 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N45 : paragraph 112
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N46 : paragraph 113
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N47 : paragraph 114
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N48 : paragraph 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N49 : paragraph 116
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N50 : paragraph 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N66 : paragraph 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -33/14 -N59 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -33/14 -N91 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -33/14 -N93 : paragraph 93
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -553/14 -N45 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -553/14 -N46 : paragraph 40
  • General Court - Order T -310/15 : paragraphs 1 - 122

Operative part

  • Confirms : General Court - Order T -310/15

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Athens), Article 230 : point 56
  • EC Treaty (Athens), Article 230 -L4 : point 60
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A61 : point 153
  • TFEU : point 143
  • TFEU, Article 263 : points 137, 147
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L4 : points 2, 21, 25, 27, 36, 46, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 60 - 64, 66, 67, 69, 72 - 74, 76, 84, 87, 113, 115, 128, 138, 140, 144, 152, 154, 160, 161
  • TFEU, Article 263 -L6 : point 62
  • TFEU, Article 267 : points 50, 137
  • TFEU, Article 277 : points 40, 50, 59, 62, 77, 137, 141, 162
  • TEU, Article 19 : point 150
  • TEU, Article 19 -P1L2 : point 146
  • TEU -P1L2 : point 148
  • Directive 91/414 -N1 : points 4, 5, 9, 16, 19, 90, 104, 116
  • Directive 2009/37 : point 17
  • Directive 2009/37 -N1 : point 5
  • Directive 2009/37 -A01 : point 5
  • Regulation 1107/2009 : points 17, 18, 20, 28, 29, 32, 36, 38, 44, 45, 59, 65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 78, 84, 126, 141, 142, 155, 156, 161
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A15P1 : points 97, 105
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A24 : point 20
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A50 : points 6, 19, 159
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A50P4 : point 30
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A80P7 : points 2, 7, 19, 121
  • Regulation 1107/2009 -A83 : point 8
  • Regulation 302/2011 : point 81
  • Regulation 393/2011 : point 81
  • Regulation 540/2011 : point 12
  • Regulation 540/2011 -N1 : point 18
  • Regulation 540/2011 -A01 : points 9, 17
  • Regulation 540/2011 -C1 : point 9
  • Regulation 232/2014 : point 116
  • Regulation 232/2015 : points 18, 91
  • Regulation 232/2015 -N1 : point 12
  • Regulation 232/2015 -A01 : point 11
  • Regulation 232/2015 -C8 : point 10
  • Regulation 408/2015 : points 2, 19 - 21, 23, 25 - 27, 29 - 33, 36, 40 - 42, 45, 59, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 78, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91 - 94, 96, 97, 99, 100, 102, -104, 106, 111, 112, 118, 120 - 122, 124, 126, 127, 131, 133, 140 - 144, 152, 154, 155, 158, 160
  • Regulation 408/2015 -N1 : points 14, 114
  • Regulation 408/2015 -A01 : point 13
  • Regulation 408/2015 -C6 : point 126
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -25/62 : point 119
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -32/65 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -92/78 -N39 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -11/82 : points 94, 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -231/82 -N10 : point 127
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -294/83 -N23 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -188/92 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Order C -289/99 : point 77
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -50/00 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -50/00 -N36 : point 119
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -50/00 -N40 : point 75
  • General Court - Judgment T -243/01 : points 109, 127
  • General Court - Judgment T -243/01 -N75 : point 98
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -189/02 : point 141
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -182/03 -N56 : point 110
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -125/06 -N47 : point 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -362/06 -N31 : point 125
  • General Court - Order T -82/06 : point 109
  • Court of Justice - Order C -483/07 -N53 : point 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -550/09 -N44 : point 143
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N104 : points 103, , 149
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N57 : point 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N60 : point 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N92 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -583/11 -N93 : point 139
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -132/12 : points 49, 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 : points 3, 36, 50, 125
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N18 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N28 : points 50, 138
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N29 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N30 : points 50, 72
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N31 : points 50, 72
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N29 : points 50, 139
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N47 : point 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -274/12 -N57 : point 75
  • General Court - Judgment T -334/12 -N51 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 : points 3, 51, 79, 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N30 : point 138
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N31 : point 139
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/13 -N45 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -158/14 -N68 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -158/14 -N69 : point 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -552/14 -N47 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -553/14 -N46 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Order C -84/14 -N43 : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Order C -84/14 -N66 : point 148
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -72/15 -N66 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -72/15 -N73 : point 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -184/15 -N64 : point 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -408/15 -N39 : point 124
  • General Court - Order T -296/15 : point 3
  • General Court - Order T -310/15 : point 1


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 11/07/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 06/09/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

13/03/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 166 from 14.05.2018, p.8

Application: OJ C 314 from 29.08.2016, p.15

Name of the parties

European Union Copper Task Force v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Timmermans, J.: Onduidelijkheid over het bestaan van uitvoeringsmaatregelen in een beroep tot nietigverklaring, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2018 p.382-383 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • - Plant health legislation

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Regan

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French