CJEU confirms that interest is recoverable on wrongly paid duties

31 January 2017

Back in September we posted an update on the Advocate-General's opinion in Wortmann KG Internationale Shuhproduktionen (Case C-365/15), in which it was suggested that businesses might be able to reclaim interest on import and export duties wrongly paid to HMRC. This was despite the prohibition contained within Article 241 of the Customs Code.

The Court of Justice of the European Union has now followed the AG's opinion in their recent judgment, available here. This is a significant decision which will be of interest to all businesses who import or export goods. If you would like further information on the implications of this case, please get in touch.

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