Press Release: Travellers’ allowances: Commission proposes changes to the benefit of citizens

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Series Details IP/06/238 (27.2.06)
Publication Date 27/02/2006
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The European Commission on 27 February 2006 adopted a proposal renewing the provisions on travellers' allowances as from 1/1/2007. Traveller's allowances are the monetary thresholds or the quantitative limits which travellers entering the EU from third countries are allowed to import duty free. The main component of the proposal was to increase the benefit current monetary threshold of € 175 to € 500 for air travellers and to € 220 for other travellers.

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European Commission: SCADplus: Taxation: Tax free allowances: international travel
European Commission: DG Taxation and Customs Union: Travellers

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