Closed consultation

A consultation on duty-free and tax-free goods carried by passengers.

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Summary

The consultation asks for evidence and views on the potential approach to duty-free and tax-free goods arising from the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

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Consultation description

One of the policy areas that the government wishes to review in light of its new relationship with the EU is the long-term approach to duty-free and tax-free goods carried by passengers.

There are a number of policy options discussed in the document, including new opportunities as a result of EU exit. These include:

  • the amount of goods that passengers are allowed to bring in to the UK without paying duty and tax

  • the sale of duty-free goods to passengers on departure from the UK

  • the sale of tax-free goods to passengers on departure from the UK

  • the VAT Retail Export Scheme, which allows certain non-UK residents to obtain a VAT refund on high street goods they buy and take home with them in their luggage

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Published 11 March 2020