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CASE 8/74 PROCUREUR DU ROI V BENOÎT IN GUSTAVE DASSONVILLE (1974)
The principle of free movement of goods is one of the fundamental principles of the Treaty (Article 28 of the TFEU). Originally, the free movement of goods was seen as part of a customs union between the Member States, involving the abolition of customs duties, quantitative restrictions on trade and equivalent measures, and the establishment of a common external tariff for the Union. Later, it served to create an internal market free from obstacles to the free movement of goods.