Irish Ferries Enthusiasts | Forum

X

Trouble logging in? Click here


Duty Free IS Back On Irish Sea(Read 2579 times)
Duty Free IS Back On Irish Sea on: September 29, 2020, 05:24:42 pm
Duty free will be back on irish sea from jan 1st 2021 http://www.emeraldaccountancy.com/changes-to-duty-free-shopping/



Re: Duty Free IS Back On Irish Sea Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 08:13:25 am
The amount one can bring in to the UK seems to have been determined by a beer and spirit man /woman.

In my reckoning 3 cases of beer means 72 bottles,  4 litres of spirits is 5 bottles but 2 cases of wine is only 12 bottles, 12 bottles  won't last the winter.

Why this discrimination against lovers of the fruit of vine? 



Re: Duty Free IS Back On Irish Sea Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 04:25:50 pm
The amount one can bring in to the UK seems to have been determined by a beer and spirit man /woman.

In my reckoning 3 cases of beer means 72 bottles,  4 litres of spirits is 5 bottles but 2 cases of wine is only 12 bottles, 12 bottles  won't last the winter.

Why this discrimination against lovers of the fruit of vine?
Still more than the current limits for those coming into the UK from outside the EU (including IIRC the Canary Islands) which is as following

Quote
beer - 16 litres
wine (not sparkling) - 4 litres
You can also bring in either:

spirits and other liquors over 22% alcohol - 1 litre
fortified wine (for example port, sherry), sparkling wine and alcoholic drinks up to 22% alcohol - 2 litres.

Quote
You can bring in one from the following:

200 cigarettes
100 cigarillos
50 cigars
250g tobacco
You can split this allowance - so you could bring in 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars (both half of your allowance

For Ireland the duty free allowance from outside the EU is as follows

Quote
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of smoking tobacco (Allowances are on a fractional basis, for example 100 cigarettes plus 50 cigarillos would be the limit together.)
1 litre of spirits (more than 22%) or 2 litres of intermediate products (e.g. port, sherry, etc. but not sparkling wine)
4 litres of wine or 16 litres of beer
50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette

If these limits apply its not going to be much of a duty free bonanza!  The limits are based on the domestic duty applied to products which is very different depending on the product.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Duty Free IS Back On Irish Sea Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 04:31:42 pm
Always best to use an official source IMO

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/duty-free-extended-to-the-eu-from-january-2021

Quote
New GB inbound personal allowances specified below. For example, someone will be able to bring three crates of beer, two cases of still wine and one case of sparkling wine to GB without paying UK duties.

Alcohol
42 litres of beer
18 litres of still wine
4 litres of spirits OR 9 litres of sparkling wine, fortified wine or any alcoholic beverage less than 22% ABV
Tobacco
200 cigarettes OR
100 cigarillos OR
50 cigars OR
250g tobacco OR
200 sticks of tobacco for heating
or any proportional combination of the above

No idea if Ireland has increased its non-EU limits specifically for the UK but I suspect their hands may be somewhat tied.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline