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Smuggling

Question for Treasury

UIN 136358, tabled on 18 April 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of excise revenue from smuggling EU and non-EU goods from (a) EU trade and (b) non-EU trade in the last available year.

Answered on

27 April 2018

The information requested is not available.

HM Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC) latest estimates of excise and VAT revenue lost in 2015-16 can be found in the summary of the ‘Measuring tax gaps’ publication, available at www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps. Estimates of the amount of VAT lost to Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud are available in Chapter 2 of the same publication.

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