Official Journal of the European Union

C 190/8

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Finanzgericht Hamburg (Germany), lodged on 22 May 2006 — Sunshine Deutschland Handelsgesellschaft mbH v Hauptzollamt Kiel

(Case C-229/06)

(2006/C 190/14)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Finanzgericht Hamburg

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Sunshine Deutschland Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Defendant: Hauptzollamt Kiel

Question referred

Should shelled pumpkin seeds from pumpkins cultivated as vegetables, which have lost their ability to germinate and are intended for the baking industry, be classified under subheading 1209 91 90 of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) (1) or under subheading 1212 99 80 of the CN?

(1)  Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff — OJ 1987 L 256, p. 1.