Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Trade with occupied territories, a delicate matter. – III. Analysis of the Psagot judgment in light of Brita & co. – IV. Conclusions.
Abstract: This Insight is dedicated to a contextualisation of Psagot (judgment of 12 November 2019, case C-363/18, Organisation juive européenne and Vignoble Psagot [GC]), in light of previous rulings of the CJEU in cases involving occupied territories, namely the cases Anastasiou I – III, Brita, Council v. Front Polisario, and Western Sahara Campaign UK. The Psagot judgment was certainly influenced by this case law. Regrettably, this finding also concerns the Court’s tendency to shy away from applying the EU’s and the Member States’ obligations under international law head-on.
Keywords: Organisation juive européenne and Vignoble Psagot – C-363/18 – CJEU – occupied territories – trade – labelling of goods.
* Trainee, District Court of Salzburg, former doctoral candidate, Doctoral College of the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg, firstname.lastname@example.org.