Trade regulations in Europe have undergone many dramatic changes in the last fifty years. While the general trend has been toward greater trade freedom between the European nations, some restrictions still apply. The Treaty Establishing the European Community [hereinafter EC Treaty] prohibits quantitative restrictions on trade between Member States. Nevertheless, article 36 of the EC Treaty creates an exception to this rule for restrictions that are justified on grounds of public morality. Such restrictions may not constitute discrimination against the goods of another Member State, however.
Chase G. McClister, Prohibition of Obscene Imports in the United Kingdom-A Violation of Article 36 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community?, 13 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 329 (1995).