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European Communities Act 1972

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Part IIOther Definitions

" Economic Community", " Coal and Steel Community" and " Euratom " mean respectively the European Economic Community, the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community. " Community customs duty" means, in relation to any goods, such duty of customs as may from time to time be fixed for those goods by directly applicable Community provision as the duty chargeable on importation into member States. " Community institution" means any institution of any of the Communities or common to the Communities ; and any reference to an institution of a particular Community shall include one common to the Communities when it acts for that Community, and similarly with references to a committee, officer or servant of a particular Community. "Community instrument" means any instrument issued by a Community institution. " Community obligation " means any obligation created or arising by or under the Treaties, whether an enforceable Community obligation or not. " Enforceable Community right" and similar expressions shall be construed in accordance with section 2(1) of this Act. " Entry date" means the date on which the United Kingdom becomes a member of the Communities. " European Court" means the Court of Justice of the European Communities. " Member ", in the expression " member State ", refers to membership of the Communities.

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