EU: Commission takes Italy and Greece to ECJ over performance-enhancing food supplements
Italy and Greece are to be hauled before the European Court of Justice over restrictions on the import of nutritional products and food supplements respectively. The European Commission has launched cases against Italy, complaining that nutritional products intended mainly for sportsmen and sportswomen can only be sold there if approved under a special national prior authorisation procedure. This is illegal because it is applied to products imported from other EU countries where they are already legally marketed. Under European law, goods approved for sale in one Member State should be free to circulate throughout the EU.
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