Title: Implementing the Stabilisation and Association Agreement in Albania: Avoiding Discriminatory Practices in the Free Movement of Goods
Authors: Caka, Fjoralba
Blockmans, Steven # ×
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Series Title: European Journal of Law Reform vol:XI issue:4 pages:511-530
Abstract: This article offers a practical insight in the functioning of the SAA’s chapter on the free movement of goods. It examines a perceived breach by Albania of SAA obligations over the importation of second-hand cars from EU Member States. The analysis of the Albanian tax on the import of such vehicles is offset with an examination of landmark ECJ jurisprudence on the matter. The authors argue that the Court’s case-law offers a clear guideline for the Albanian authorities in their future crafting and enactment of legal measures and administrative practices in the area of free movement of goods, as indeed more generally. As such, the case study presented in this article offers an illustration of the need for the proper approximation of (potential) candidate countries’ existing legislation to that of the EU and of the effective implementation of the former in one of the key operative areas of the SAA.
ISSN: 1387-2370
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute for International Law
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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