Bulgaria

ECJ: preliminary ruling does not give grounds for the disqualification of the national court

JUDGMENT OF THE ECJ (Grand Chamber) 5 July 2016, ECLI:EU:C:2016:514

By judgment of 28 November 2012, Mr. O., a Bulgarian national, was convicted of murder and aggravated theft by a Danish court and sentenced to a cumulative fifteen years imprisonment. After having served part of his sentence of imprisonment in Denmark he was handed over to the Bulgarian authorities to serve the remainder of his sentence in Bulgaria.

By a request for a preliminary ruling, of 25 November 2014 brought in Case C‑554/14, repeated and thereafter supplemented by two requests of 15 December 2014, the Sofia City Court referred to the Court various questions on the interpretation of Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of 27 November 2008 .

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The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court: discrepancies in private documents could not be considered as a ground for determination of the customs value

Decision № 279 of 01.12.2015, SAC on adm. e. № 3477/2014 on, VIII o., rapporteur judge R. Lilova

‘Sadat’ Ltd. (Sadat) imported paper tissues from Turkey. Plovdiv Customs had doubts regarding the customs value declared by Sadat and sent an information requrest to the Turkish customs administration under the existing international cooperation. The answer from the Turkish administration was that the sender of the goods had declated higher export value. The Plovdiv Customs Director (the Director) held that the value of the imported tissues was that indicated in the reply of the Turkish customs administration and, accordingly Sadat had to pay additional amount of VAT.

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