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.
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.
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.
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
You are flying to Belfast on a business trip, and you have been given this form. Fill in the answers on the form. Use the Notes if you need to.