Duty Free Allowances: EU Countries

Treasury written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department's policy to ensure that a return of duty free sales is available to passengers leaving the UK for the EU after December 2020.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

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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