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Duty Free Allowances: EU Countries

Question for Treasury

UIN 155688, tabled on 20 June 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK's status as a third country in December 2020 means that duty free will automatically return for UK passengers travelling to EU destinations.

Answered on

3 July 2018

The issues around duty free are complex, with a range of possible approaches. The government is clear that tax is a sovereign matter and that it will be open to the UK government and Parliament to decide to change its policy in the future, subject to any negotiations with the EU.

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