EU COMMISSION PUBLISHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE TAXATION OF CROSS-BORDER ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO PURCHASES IN THE EU

On 1 February, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on the taxation of cross-border alcohol and tobacco purchases in the EU.  The consultation aims to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have an opportunity to express their views on the current rules and how they might work in the future.  It includes questions on the effects of the current system, along with possible changes. The consultation remains open until 23 April.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12650-Alcohol-tobacco-bought-abroad-review-of-tax-rules/public-consultation

Meanwhile –

UK: PASSENGER PURCHASES OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO

On 1 February, the House of Commons published a Research Paper.  In the 2020 Budget the UK Government launched a consultation on the “potential approach to duty- and tax-free goods policy after the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU”.  Following this, in September 2020 the Government announced a series of reforms to these rules, to apply from 1 January with the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the Single Market.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn01223/

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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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