Goods not fulfilling Articles 9 and 10 of the treaty establishing the European Economic Community?
The reason behind this yellow sticker on your package is Treaty establishing the European Economic Community – EEC (Rome, 25 March 1957), a successor to the most important treaty of the European Union – the Treaty of Rome.
Specifically the articles 9 and 10
Here is a copy-paste of articles 9 and 10 from the source document “Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community“:
Article 91. The Community shall be based upon a customs union covering the exchange of allgoods and comprising both the prohibition, as between Member States, of customs dutieson importation and exportation and all charges with equivalent effect and the adoption ofa common customs tariff in their relations with third countries.2. The provisions of Chapter 1, Section 1 and of Chapter 2 of this Title shall apply toproducts originating in Member States and also to products coming from third countriesand having been entered for consumption in Member States.
Article 101. Products having been entered for consumption in a Member State shall be deemed tobe products coming from a third country in cases where, in respect of such products, thenecessary import formalities have been complied with and the appropriate customs dutiesor charges with equivalent effect have been levied in such Member State and where suchproducts have not benefited by any total or partial drawback on such duties or charges.2. The Commission shall, before the end of the first year after the date of the entry intoforce of this Treaty, lay down the methods of administrative co-operation to be adoptedfor the application of Article 9, paragraph 2, taking due account of the need for reducingas far as possible the formalities imposed on trade.Before the end of the first year after the date of the entry into force of this Treaty, theCommission shall lay down the provisions applicable, as regards trade between MemberStates, to goods originating in another Member State in whose manufacture productshave been used on which the appropriate customs duties or charges with equivalent effectin the exporting Member State have not been levied or which have benefited by a total orpartial drawback on such duties or charges.When laying down such provisions, the Commission shall take due account of the rulesfor the elimination of customs duties within the Community and for the progressiveapplication of the common customs tariff.
So what does it all mean?
“Products having been entered for consumption in a Member State shall be deemed to be products coming from a third country in cases where, in respect of such products, the necessary import formalities have been complied with and the appropriate customs duties or charges with equivalent effect have been levied in such Member State…”