Author: Clark, John
Source: The World Resources Institute
Company Name: Commission of European Communities
Number of pages: 18
To facilitate recycling and reduce environmental harm, the government of Denmark prohibited use of certain materials and types of containers in the domestic production and sale of liquor and soft drinks. While Danish industry was prepared to live with the regulation, foreign exporters to Denmark claimed that the legislation created non-tariff trade barriers, and was aimed primarily at reducing imports of beer and soft drinks. Did the legislation conflict with the EC's "Single European Act" or with long-established GATT principles? The case provides information used by the Commission of European Communities to make its ruling.