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Bringing stuff back from UK in flight baggage

Old Jul 23rd 2022, 6:20 pm
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Hi
I am going home to UK (Lx - Stansted) for a weeks hols and to see me mum 'n dad 'n mates back in N Essex (there is a distinction, for now anyway)
I have some stuff I want to bring back (new corgi cars in boxes that I have geekily been collecting via a postal club, for example)
As I trust Portuguese customs about as much as I trust Ryanair or any flavour of politician, I was wondering if they have started to use flight passengers as cash cows yet and charge import tax on things in your baggage.
Anyone had any experience of this, both 'no problems' and 'B'tards'?
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 7:29 pm
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In accordance with Article 7 (1) of https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ...06:0012:EN:PDF you will have an allowance of €430 which may be enough to cover you.
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ARCNET View Post
In accordance with Article 7 (1) of https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ...06:0012:EN:PDF you will have an allowance of €430 which may be enough to cover you.
Great, thanks for that definitive answer!

SECTION 2
Monetary thresholds
Article 7
1. Member States shall exempt from VAT and excise duty
imports of goods, other than those referred to in Section 3, the
total value of which does not exceed EUR 300 per person.

In the case of air and sea travellers, the monetary threshold
specified in the first subparagraph shall be EUR 430
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From practical experience, I am back and forth every few weeks and my bags have never been checked.
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 11:55 pm
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Cheers!
I haven't been back for over 3 years, so not really sure any more
Ryanair seem to have gone very complex with baggage,
Waiting for you to misunderstand and have to pay a fortune at the airport
At least some things are reliable
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