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Buy Irish or EU to avoid customs surcharges - MacManus

December 16, 2021

A Sinn Fein MEP is urging people to buy Christmas presents from within the EU to avoid customs surcharges. Since the UK has left the EU, packages from Britain are now subject to VAT and customs duties. It doesn’t apply to anything purchased from Northern Ireland because the north remains in the EU’s Single Market. Midlands North-West MEP, Chris MacManus, claims some websites sound like they are based here, but people get a shock when presents are delivered from Britain and are subject to additional fees. He has raised concerns with the government and the EU and wants to make sure consumers are not being misled.

 

Out words: Consumer protection

Dur: 0’26”

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