DUTY-FREE ALLOWANCES

If you have come from an EEC country the allow­ances in column 1 apply to goods obtained duty and lax-paid within the EEC. The allowances in column 2 apply if any of the goods were obtained outside the If EC or in a duty and tax-free shop, or duty and tax – free on a ship or aircraft.

If you have come from a country outside the EEC the allowances in column 2 apply.

1 2

If you have more than the duty-free allowances listed or if you have prohi­bited or restricted goods go into the RED CHANNEL and declare them to an officer.

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Tobacco Goods Cigarettes

300

200 ^

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or

Cigarillos

150

100

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Cigars

or

75

50

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Tobacco

400

250 J

grammes

grammes

Alcoholic Drinks

over 38.8е proof (22° Gay-Lussac)

1 ‘/г litres

1 litre

or

not over 38.8° proof or fortified or sparkling wine plus

still table wine

3 litres

2 litres

3 litres

2 litres

Persons under 17 are not entitled to tobacco and drinks allowances

SHAPE * MERGEFORMAT

Perfume 75 grammes 50 grammes

(3fl. oz. or (2fl. oz. or

90 cc) 60 cc)

Toilet water 375 cc 250 cc

(13 fl. oz.) (9fl. oz.)

Other goods £50 worth £10 worth

and. if you are visiting the United Kingdom for less than 6 months, all personal effects (except tobacco goods, wine, spirits and perfume) which you intend to take with you when you leave.

If you have nothing more than the duty-free allow­ances and no prohibited or restricted goods go straight through the GREEN CHANNEL un­less asked to stop by an officer.

1 You are arriving in the UK from Copenhagen. You have 75 cigars which you bought at a shop in the city. Will you have to pay duty?

2 You are flying from Milan to Birmingham. You want to buy perfume without paying duty. How much can you buy at the duty-free shop at Milan airport?

3 You are arriving in the UK from Montevideo, where you live. How many duty-free cigarettes can you bring in?

4 You are going to fly from Marseilles to London. You want to buy some Sauterne (white wine) at a shop in Marseilles before you go to the airport. How much can you take to London duty-free?

5 You are going to London for three weeks. Will you have to pay duty on your camera?

Now check your answers with the Key on page 104.

Notes

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2

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4

alcoholic Beer, wine and whisky are alcoholic drinks.

EEC European Economic Community, Common Market effects things which belong to a person e. g. clothes entitled to allowed to have fl. oz. fluid ounce (weight) intend I intend to leave today = I am going to leave today. obtain buy, get
prohibit not allow

proof 30% proof = 30% alcohol in a drink

tax money paid to the government unless if not within in, inside

Perfume Toilet Water Sparkling wine Fortified wine

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