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Cigarettes from US to UK?

Birmingham
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Cigarettes from US to UK?

Hi I don't smoke but a friend wants me to but her a carton if cigarettes from orlando airport.... I was thinking of jst buying the one box with 20 cigs in but she told me she wants a carton if 200 if I get this would I have to declare it? And if I get less then 200 would I have to declare it? I need fast answers leaving tomorrow.

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Edinburgh, United...
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1. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

you are allowed to bring in 200 cigarettes from the US duty free.

Edited: 10:58 am, July 13, 2014
London, United...
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2. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

Yes, it's fine, you don't declare,,,and no point bringing a smoker one pack of 20 :-))

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Birmingham
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5. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

Thank you. I need to buy them without my dad knowing. So I don't want to be stopped and be told to take it out of the bag.

London, United...
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6. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

Actually, you are not permitted to bring in 200 cigarettes tax free for a friend. In the words of HMRC

hmrc.gov.uk/customs/…arrivingnoneu.htm

" you can bring in a certain amount of duty/tax free goods for your own use - known as an 'allowance'. "

Thus you may only bring them in for your own use, not for a friend. If you were stopped and asked if they were for your own use, would you be able to answer affirmatively ?

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7. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

What could possibly go wrong....

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8. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

If you were stopped and asked if they were for your own use, would you be able to answer affirmatively ?

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You'd have to say yes to avoid the duty but then your dad may force you to smoke the lot in one go to teach you a lesson. Best to say no to your friend.

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9. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

How old are you? If you're legally old enough to buy them why would dad care?

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10. Re: Cigarettes from US to UK?

Not once was I asked about cigarettes I bought duty free, as long as you're in the limit, worst case a big argument with your dad.

Oh, you have to be at least 18 to bring them.

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