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
|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