Apple and Pear Development Council v K J Lewis Ltd and others: ECJ 13 Dec 1983

The provisions of the Treaty relating to the free movement of goods and to agriculture and the rules on the common organization of the market in fruit and vegetables do not prevent a member state from adopting or maintaining measures (i) establishing a development council for fruit production, composed of members appointed by the minister responsible, in particular from among the growers involved, and (ii) requiring only fruit growers with a plantation which exceeds a specified size to register with the said council, to furnish returns and information on their activities in the industry and to finance the administrative and other expenses of the council by the payment of an annual charge, in so far as the activities of the council consist in compiling statistics, promoting or undertaking research, making the results thus obtained available to growers and giving growers technical advice about fruit-growing.


C-222/82, R-222/82





European, Agriculture

Updated: 21 May 2022; Ref: scu.133488