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Duty Free after Brexit

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  • 15-04-2019 2:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,114 ✭✭✭


    Yes, I think we are all sick to the back teeth hearing about brexit.

    However, let's look on the positive.
    We'll have duty free on UK trips via air and sea.
    Anyone flying back from Europe, with a stopover in the UK ,will also be able to pick up some DF before landing back in Dublin, Cork etc.

    However.. what are the chances of duty free shops at the land border?
    (Obviously not every crossing)

    (Mods move if not appropriate)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Not sure actually if it will even apply at ports \ airports.
    https://www.thejournal.ie/duty-free-brexit-4514601-Feb2019/

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,114 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Not sure actually if it will even apply at ports \ airports.
    https://www.thejournal.ie/duty-free-brexit-4514601-Feb2019/

    That's all talk.. just like the ban on smoky coal.. it was all agreed, announced, etc, but never signed into law.

    Time will tell


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    mikeecho wrote: »
    That's all talk.. just like the ban on smoky coal.. it was all agreed, announced, etc, but never signed into law.

    Time will tell

    Hard to tell, it could be like the fishing voisinage agreement which will sit on the shelf and then be urgently signed into law as soon as someone starts selling duty free at say the Greenore - Greencastle ferry.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,114 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    But what's to stop the UK selling duty free to flights/ships to Ireland.

    I think the government would be hard pushed to get it past the EU if challenged by the big travel operator's (it's worth millions to them)

    There is duty free between France and Andorra.. there is even duty free between London and Gibraltar.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    mikeecho wrote: »
    There is duty free between France and Andorra.. there is even duty free between London and Gibraltar.
    Both are entirely duty-free zones, though, so no one business has an advantage over another.


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  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,775 Mod ✭✭✭✭Quackster


    mikeecho wrote: »
    However.. what are the chances of duty free shops at the land border?
    The EU does not allow land-border duty free.

    Neither does the EU allow point-of-entry duty free but once the UK leaves the EU, it could decide to introduce point-of-entry duty free.

    So folk travelling UK-Ireland would be able to get duty free on departure and travelling Ireland-UK on arrival. Further sucking revenue out of the state.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,778 ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Point of entry duty free in Switzerland of all places showed how dear Dublin Airport's duty free actually is. Notional "Black Friday" deal prices on spirits were still significantly dearer than Basel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,114 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    I can live without duty free at the land border, and likewise with DF at arrival in the UK.
    However, DF on sailings and flights coming from the UK would be a welcome development.

    Now if only Heathrow would stock a larger range of Irish whiskey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    No deal would mean duty free purchases when leaving the UK...
    https://www.thejournal.ie/no-tax-on-alcohol-and-cigarettes-for-uk-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit-4802698-Sep2019/

    UK CITIZENS RETURNING home from European Union countries will no longer have to pay taxes on alcohol and tobacco products bought on the continent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government announced yesterday. The British government will also forego taxes on similar products travelling in the opposite direction in an attempt to give the tourism sector a boost should the country leave the EU without a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid announced.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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