Request for a preliminary ruling from the College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven (Netherlands) lodged on 26 March 2021 – R. en R. v Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit

(Case C-189/21)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: R. en R.

Defendant: Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit

Question referred

Must management requirement (SMR) 10, as laid down in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008, 1 which refers to Article 55, first and second sentences, of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC, 2 be interpreted as meaning that that management requirement also covers the situation in which use is made of a plant protection product which is not authorised in the Member State concerned pursuant to that latter regulation?

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1     OJ 2013 L 347, p. 549.

2     OJ 2009 L 309, p. 1.