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No taxes on alcohol and cigarettes bought in EU for UK citizens in event of no-deal Brexit

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member states in 1999

10.9.2019

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member states in 1999

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

The government estimates that a bottle of wine purchased in an airport duty-free on the way to the EU after Brexit could be up to £2.23 (€2.50) cheaper.

“We want people to enjoy their hard-earned holidays and this decision will help holidaymakers’ cash go that little bit further,” said Javid.

“This will deliver a big boost for tourism – helping our coastal communities and ferry industry after Brexit,” he told the Sun UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK will leave the EU on October 31, with or without a deal, but is currently deadlocked with MPs who have passed a law that could force him to extend the current Brexit deadline.

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