Free movement of goods legal definition of free movement of goods
free movement of goods
free movement of goods in the law of the EUROPEAN UNION, one body of rules designed to assist in the establishment of a COMMON MARKET. For a market to operate efficiently, there must be no barriers to the movement of goods. The legal system of the EU seeks to achieve this in two ways:
- (1) the establishment of a customs union;
- (2) the elimination of quantitative restrictions and measures, having equivalent effect, that are sometimes called technical barriers. See also GOODS.