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Duty-Free Allowances

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the position of duty-free allowances within the EEC once the transitional period ends; and if he will make a statement.

The ending of the transitional period will not affect the duty-free import allowances for travellers between EEC countries. Although customs duties between these countries will have been abolished, each country will continue to charge excise duties and value added tax under its own arrangements, and the import allowances will provide reliefs from these charges.