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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Royal Sanction has been granted in respect of the Document Duty (Guernsey) Law, 2017 and the Document Duty (Anti-Avoidance) (Guernsey) Law, 2017.

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Monday 16 October 2017

There is a supernatural theme to October half term at Guernsey Museums this year.

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Asian hornet nest found near the Longfrie Inn
Friday 13 October 2017

An Asian hornet nest has been found today near the Longfrie Inn in St Peter's.

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Duty Free Allowances

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  • Duty Free Personal Allowances

    • PERSONS UNDER 17 ARE NOT ENTITLED TO THE TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL ALLOWANCES.

      TOBACCO PRODUCTS
      Cigarettes 200
      or
      Cigarillos 100
      or
      Cigars 50
      or
      Other tobacco 250g

      ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
      over 22% by volume (spirits/strong liqueurs) 1 litre
      or
      under 22% volume (including fortified and sparkling wine, and other liqueurs) 2 litres
      and
      still table wine 4 litres
      plus four extra litres of still table wine if no spirits, liqueurs, fortified or sparkling wines
      and
      beer or cider (or a combination) 50 litres

      OTHER GOODS
      (a)  If brought in from a place within the customs territory of the European Community, and provided all duties have been paid, goods to an unlimited value.

      (b)  If brought in from a place outside the customs territory of the European Community by a person:
      • travelling on a commercial air or sea service, goods to a value of £390
      • travelling by private aircraft or private vessel, goods to a value of £270
    • If you bring in something worth more than the limits, you will have to pay duty on the full value, not just on the value above £390 or £270.

      If you are travelling as a family or group, you cannot pool your individual allowances towards one item worth more that the limit.  You will have to pay duty on the full value of the item.
  • Why are the public not told about their Duty Free Allowance when they purchase duty free items?

    • It is the responsibility of every member of the public to be aware of the relevant laws and customs duties that are applicable to whatever jurisdiction or country they are travelling to.  

      All carriers travelling to and from the Channel Islands display the duty free allowances either on the boarding passes or in their individual on-board/in flight magazines.  Allowances are also prominently displayed at all points of sale. 

      In addition, notices advising the public of their allowances are posted in the arrival halls at the airport and harbour.

 

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