Duty free allowance in and out of Turkey

As Turkey is a NON EU Country. some people argue this.

The facts  Turkey  bridges Europe and Asia but its not in the european Union its in Nato

So the duty free limits   comming from a NON EU country apply

Cigarettes 200
Cigarillos 100
Cigars 50
Smoking Tobacco 250g
Wine, Spirits and other liqueurs 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume.
2 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alcoholic drink that’s less than 22 per cent volume.
All other goods ( including perfume, gifts and souvenirs) £390

But things get tricky going into Turkey  you can olny take 400 Ciggarettes. not sure on other stuff.

More confusing stuff

“If you also have tobacco or alcohol goods that you bought in an EU country, you will not have to pay any more duty or tax on these so long as:

– they are for your own use;

– you can show, if we ask you to, that you have paid duty and tax in an EU country, for example by producing the receipt; and

– they do not exceed any limits that may apply to imports of tobacco products from that EU country.”

But remember if you  go to Kos for the day ( an EU  country as part of greece) from Bodrum  you can buy  plenty of fags   but still you can only take 400 back in to Turkey  on your trip back  on boat  back to bodrum . But keep your receipts  as you might have to produce them in the UK. As you will then infact have  your max  200 from turkey+ you maxs import into turky from Kos 400 so you will then infact be carrying  600 fags

thats your limit. unless you made more than one trip to kos 😉

here is more

How much duty or tax do you pay?

If you exceed the allowances and/or don’t meet the additional conditions set out above you will have to pay the appropriate charges which may include:

  • Customs Duty
  • Excise Duty if the goods are tobacco or alcohol
  • Import VAT (VAT will also be due on any duties that may be charged)

Customs Duty rates

In all instances Customs Duty is waived if the amount of the duty payable is less than £9.

For other goods brought into the UK by travellers, duty only applies on goods above £270 or £390 (whichever is appropriate) in value. Over this allowance and up to £630 there is a duty flat rate of 2.5 per cent.

For goods over £630, the duty/duties rate charged depends on the type of goods.

so remember if you buy  some expensive gold  items or a nice leather coat    you might get hit  for a  duty charges

Taking stuff into Turkey

The following allowances apply to the import of both domestic and foreign goods:

a) 200 cigarettes (1 Box) and 50 cigars. Plus: 200 gmstobacco and 200 cigarette papers or 200 gms pipe tobacco or 200 gms chewingtobacco or 200 gms tobacco for nargile or 50 gms snuff,

b) In addition to the above allowances, it is also possible to purchase 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars and 500 gm pipe tobacco in theTurkish Duty Free Shops when entering the country.

The following may also be imported: 1.5 kg coffee; 1.5kg instant coffee; 500 gms tea; 1 kg.chocolate; 1 kg. confectionery;

1 (100 cl) or 2 ( 75clor 70 cl) bottles of wine and/or spirits;

cologne, lavender water, perfume,essence, lotion (120 mls maximum of each)

Now your confused can you actually take that 1lt   bottole of vodka into turkey  you bought at the duty free  in manchester.I dont know  but the rules can get confusing. Does it apply to Turkish nationals   going back home  or to trippers


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