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    • ipri
    • By ipri 8th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    Buying gifts abroad?
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    Buying gifts abroad? 8th Feb 18 at 12:14 PM
    Hi,

    I want to buy some glass stuff from Prague when I'm there soon. Do I need to declare these?...I mean, are there any other taxes or payments at the airport I need to pay? Thanks.
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    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 8th Feb 18, 1:22 PM
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    Presumably the duty free allowance is applicable ?

    What is the likely value of the goods ?
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 8th Feb 18, 1:25 PM
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    It's in the EU so no taxes, unless customs suspect you're intending to sell them when you get back, would probably only apply if you were buying a large amount of anything.
    • ipri
    • By ipri 8th Feb 18, 2:31 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 2:31 PM
    A couple of glass objects...around £100 ish
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 8th Feb 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 2:58 PM
    As previously stated the czech republic is a full member of the eu so there is not limit on the items you may wish to bring back to the uk
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    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 8th Feb 18, 9:03 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:03 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:03 PM
    It's in the EU so no taxes, unless customs suspect you're intending to sell them when you get back, would probably only apply if you were buying a large amount of anything.
    Originally posted by zagfles

    Customs can suspect or prove whatever they like.
    If the Op wished, they could legally buy any amount of items in Prague and provided that the applicable taxes and duties were paid at the time of purchase, bring them back to the UK with the intention of selling them.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 8th Feb 18, 10:00 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:00 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:00 PM
    Customs can suspect or prove whatever they like.
    If the Op wished, they could legally buy any amount of items in Prague and provided that the applicable taxes and duties were paid at the time of purchase, bring them back to the UK with the intention of selling them.
    Originally posted by George Michael
    Try going to the EU and buying a vanload of cigarettes and booze and seeing what customs do. I'm sure our resident customs officer will tell you shortly...

    Or you could just look at official government guidance:

    https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arrivals-from-eu-countries
    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 8th Feb 18, 10:13 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:13 PM
    Try going to the EU and buying a vanload of cigarettes and booze and seeing what customs do. I'm sure our resident customs officer will tell you shortly...

    Or you could just look at official government guidance:

    https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arrivals-from-eu-countries
    Originally posted by zagfles

    I must have missed the bit where the OP mentioned bringing in tobacco or alcohol. I could have sworn they mentioned bringing in "glass stuff"
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 8th Feb 18, 10:30 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:30 PM
    I must have missed the bit where the OP mentioned bringing in tobacco or alcohol. I could have sworn they mentioned bringing in "glass stuff"
    Originally posted by George Michael
    Err...and I could have sworn the OP said they were gifts. Oh yes, right there in the title of this thread. No mention of selling at all. You gave an example of something the OP isn't going to do. So did I.

    You're wrong anyway, just admit it and move on instead of digging. The link above makes it clear it applies to "goods", not just cigarettes and booze. They're just the usual things people smuggle as the margin in the tax rate is highest.
    • ipri
    • By ipri 9th Feb 18, 10:00 AM
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    thanks to all...no fighting please!!
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 9th Feb 18, 10:46 AM
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    If you are going shopping in Prague (or anywhere else in the EU) then make sure you do it this year as goodness knows what the rules will be in little over 12 months time.
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