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Court of Justice (Fifth Chamber) 19 October 2017, in case C‑295/16 (Europamur Alimentación SA v Dirección General de Comercio y Protección del Consumidor de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia)

Consumer protection — Directive 2005/29/EC — Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices — Scope of that directive — Sale by a wholesaler to retailers — Jurisdiction of the Court — National legislation laying down a general prohibition on selling at a loss — Exceptions based on criteria not provided for by that directive

Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market and amending Council Directive 84/450/EEC and Directives 97/7/EC, 98/27/EC and 2002/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (‘Unfair Commercial Practices Directive’) must be interpreted as precluding a national provision, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which contains a general prohibition on offering for sale or selling goods at a loss and which lays down grounds of derogation from that prohibition that are based on criteria not appearing in that directive.

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