Articles

Balancing free movement and public health the case of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotch Whisky

A. ALEMANNO

Common Market Law Review

aout 2016, vol. 53, n°4, pp.1037–1063

Departments: Tax & Law, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: EU law, Proportionality, Tax, Minimum unit pricing, Alcohol, Lifestyle, NCD, Precautionary principle, Risk regulation, Judicial review

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2803165


Scotland is the first jurisdiction in the world to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol to reduce consumption. The relevant industry did not hesitate to challenge this new alcohol control policy before courts. The ensuing judgment contains a wealth of insights stemming from regulatory autonomy to proportionality review