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C 129/8 EN Official Journal of the European Union 9.6.

2007

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Vestre Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d'Appel,
Landsret (Denmark) lodged on 27 March 2007 — Brussels (Belgium) lodged on 29 March 2007 — AXA,
Skatteministeriet v Ecco Sko A/S Belgium SA, formerly AXA Royale Belge SA v (1) État
Belge, administration de la TVA, de l'enregistrement et des
domaines, (2) État Belge, administration de l'inspection
(Case C-165/07) spéciale des impôts

(2007/C 129/12) (Case C-168/07)

Language of the case: Danish (2007/C 129/13)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Vestre Landsret
Referring court

Cour d'Appel de Bruxelles (Court of Appeal, Brussels)


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Skatteministeriet
Parties to the main proceedings
Defendant: Ecco Sko A/S
Applicant: AXA, Belgium SA, formerly AXA Royale Belge SA

Questions referred Defendants: (1) État Belge, administration de la TVA, de l'enregis-


trement et des domaines, (Belgian State, VAT, Land Registration
and Estates Authority), (2) État Belge, administration de l'inspec-
‘1. Is Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of tion spéciale des impôts (Belgian State, Special Tax Inspection
23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature (1), as Authority)
amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2388/2000 of
13 October 2000 (2), to be interpreted as meaning that foot-
wear such as that in question in the main proceedings
should be classified as footwear with uppers of leather
under CN heading 6403 or as footwear with uppers of Question referred
textile materials under CN heading 6404?

2. Is Additional Note 1 to Chapter 64 of the CN, which was Are the provisions of Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of
incorporated by Commission Regulation No 3800/92 of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member
23 December 1992 (3) amending Council Regulation States relating to turnover taxes — Common system of value
No 2658/87, compatible with Note 4(a) to Chapter 64 of added tax (1), in particular Article 13(A)(1)(f) thereof, to be inter-
the CN?’ preted as meaning that Member States may grant an exemption
from the tax only where independent groups of persons supply
services exclusively for the benefit of their members, to the
(1) Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff exclusion of non-members?
and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff
(OJ 1987 L 256, p. 1).
(2) Commission Regulation (EC) No 2388/2000 of 13 October 2000
amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the (1) Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmo-
tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs nisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes
Tariff (OJ 2000 L 264, p. 1); corrigendum: OJ L 276, 28.10.2000, — Common system of value added tax: uniform basis of assessment
p. 92. (OJ 1977 L 145, p. 1).
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( ) OJ 1992 L 384, p. 8.