Hungary food pricing regulations violate EU rules, CJEU says

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Thursday decided that Hungarian rules requiring retailers to apply the same profit margins to domestic and imported farm and food products violate European Union law, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The European Commission had referred the matter to the CJEU as the final step in an infringement procedure.

The Hungarian legislation declares "any discriminatory fixing, on the basis of the country of origin of the products, of the price at which products identical in composition and organoleptic properties are sold to the final consumer" an unfair commercial practice.

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