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Beware Christmas shopping shock - MacManus

December 16, 2021

“Tens of thousands” of people have got an unexpected bill with their Christmas shopping – that’s according to a Sinn Fein MEP. Since the UK has left the EU, customs duties must now be paid on goods bought from mainland Britain. On its Brexit website, An Post states that most online shops will include all the applicable fees at the check-out, but if not “a customs charge will be applied before we can deliver your item”. Midlands North-West MEP, Chris MacManus, has raised the issue with the government. He wants all Irish consumers to get fair warning before they buy.

Out words: 0’21”

Dur: They weren’t expecting

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