Following the UK’s departure from the EU those travelling between the UK and EU countries have the opportunity to do duty free shopping. This will be a similar approach to the EU in line with the rest of the world. For British travellers, will enjoy up to 50% off high street prices on a range of products.
Last September, the UK government issued relevant guidelines showing the permissible allowances. According to HM Treasury, passengers will be able to purchase alcohol and tobacco products in airports, port terminals and on other similar facilities like ship / ferries and international train stations. The UK government has also completed an appropriate review and consultation in light of its new relationship with the EU. In the process, a number of issues examined, including the amount of goods passengers allowed to carry after Brexit, the sale of tax-free goods and other related points.
Under the new arrangements, certain restrictions will apply on the amounts of duty free shopping that one can bring into the UK. The measures also introduce a simplified method so those who bring goods in excess of their allowance can make a customs declaration easily.
In addition, VAT refunds for overseas visitors in British shops will be removed while still be able to buy goods VAT-free in store and have them directly sent to an overseas (home) address.
Having done my own research for the purposes of this blog, the majority of companies and organizations associated or linked with travel between the UK and the EU appear to be organized, having available information and ample customer assistance for passengers. You can find out more on the subject of Duty Free after Brexit by clicking on the list of links below: