Duty Free Allowances

Treasury written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Notice on travelling between the EU and the UK following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU published by the European Commission on 13 November 2018, whether he plans to reciprocate the EU's decision for the return of duty and VAT-free allowances for travellers between the UK and the EU.

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

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority, this has not changed.

As the UK leaves the EU, the government’s aim is to keep VAT and excise processes as close as possible to what they are now. This will help ensure passengers continue moving across the border as freely as possible.

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