The European Court of Justice is expected to rule next week that goods can be bought in other EU states and delivered to the door while only the duty levied in the country of origin is paid. This is often a fraction of that charged in Britain.
Which is nice. I forsee many small-to-middling mail order businesses becomming much, much larger in the near future. If the ECJ actually does something useful, that is. For a change.
Cheap booze delivered to the door…..it’ll put the wind up em I say!.
But really, if they can do it on one retail product they’ll have to do for all, no?
I like shopping over the tinterweb and this’ll be heaven.
I think, looking at it, that it’s only things that have special duties put on them, like drink duty and cigarette taxes. VAT (boo!) is legally required to be levied in every EU country, so I don’t think they’ll be able to get rid of it. Boo hiss.
Boo hiss indeed.
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