The Order Paper for the December sitting of the Island’s parliament also includes the Customs and Excise Acts (Application) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2018 (SD 2018/298) which formally imposes an import ban on snus (oral snuff, which although produced in Sweden is banned throughout the EU).  It replaces a former ban that was originally introduced to ban “Skoal Bandits”, and makes clear that the prohibition also covers snus.  It will allow the importation of chewing tobacco, which is legally allowed in the UK (and is subject to excise duty).

Incidentally, for more information on Skoal Bandits, which is described as “dipping tobacco”, see –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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