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Calais Customs and Excise

what can i bring back from calais

Travelling to the UK from the European Union (EU)
Source: http://www.hmce.gov.uk

Alcohol or tobacco

If you are bringing in alcohol or tobacco goods in the UK and a customs official from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) may have reasons to suspect it is for commercial purpose (maybe to sell to other people or simply for reimbursement), you may be asked the following questions:

    - the type and quantity of goods you have bought;
    - why you bought them;
    - how you paid for them;
    - whether all your goods are openly displayed or concealed;
    - how often you travel;
    - how much you normally smoke or drink; or any other relevant circumstances.
Although there are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco you can bring in from EU countries, customs officials are more likely to ask you questions if you have more than the following:

Goods brought to the UK from the European Union

Until 30 September 2011

From 1 October 2011

Cigarettes

3,200

800

Cigars

200

200

Cigarillos

400

400

Tobacco

3 kilograms

1 kilogram

Beer

110 litres

110 litres

Wine

90 litres

90 litres

Spirits

10 litres

10 litres

Fortified wine (for example port or sherry)

20 litres

20 litres


The officer will take into account all the factors of the situation and your explanation.
If we are satisfied that the goods are for a commercial purpose we may seize them and any vehicle used to transport them, and may not return them to you.

If you are caught selling alcohol or tobacco goods they may be seized, and for a serious offence you could get up to seven years in prison.

The country where you buy tobacco goods may have its own laws on how much you can buy or have in your possession, and what documents you need. If in doubt, check with that country’s authorities before you buy.

If you let a coach, ferry or aircraft store your goods while travelling back to the UK you must make sure when you arrive in the UK that you collect the exact goods you bought.

If you have tobacco products over these limits you should speak to a Customs officer in the red channel or on the red point phone.

Other countries' rules The country where you buy tobacco goods may have its own laws on how much you can buy or have in your possession, and what documents you need. If in doubt, check with that country's authorities before you buy.

Travelling by coach, ferry or aircraft
If you let a coach, ferry or aircraft store your goods while travelling to the UK you must make sure when you arrive in the UK that you collect the exact goods you bought.

if you are traveling with €10,000 or more

If you are in possession of cash, securities, or negotiable instruments in an amount equal to or greater than €10,000, you must declare it to Customs when crossing the French border, regardless of your destination or return country.

EU countries

The EU Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus*, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, The Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (but not the Canary Islands), Sweden, The UK (but not the Channel Islands).

Though the whole of Cyprus is part of the EU, goods from any area of Cyprus not under effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus are treated as non-EU imports.

Although Gibraltar is part of the EU, it is outside the Community customs territory. The customs allowances for outside the EU therefore apply.