UK: AIRPORT OPERATORS ASSOCIATION SLAMS GOVERNMENT SCRAPPING OF AIRPORT TAX-FREE SALES

On 13 September, Moody Davitt reported that the AOA has slammed the UK government’s decision to scrap tax-free sales for passengers from January.  While duty-free sales (i.e. alcohol, tobacco etc) will return, VAT-free export of other retail goods will only be possible where the retailer sends the goods to the buyer’s home – the buyer will not be able to take the goods with them.  The article points out that the tax-free sales affected by the ban includes the “all-important” fragrances & cosmetics category, as well as fashion, luxury, and consumer technology.

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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