Brexit booze cruise


Brits could be able to enjoy proper duty free shopping at airports and on ferries after Brexit, according to The Telegraph. This will hopefully mean duty free wine and cigarettes for the first time in nearly 20 years.

The British Chamber of Shipping said that duty-free shopping would apply “automatically” once Britain is outside of the customs union.

Since 1999, when the intra-EU duty-free was abolished, Brits have only saved money on an items VAT, rather than its excise duty.

Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping said: “Over the years a number of regulations and changes have damaged the industry’s competitiveness, not least the removal of duty free.

“Leaving the European Union may well give us the opportunity to get that back.”

This is fantastic news for those of us which will want to throw an annual party to celebrate our newfound freedom!

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