Duty-Free Allowances on Border Could Become Weekly Limits ({{commentsTotal}})

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Officials plan to tighten up the rules on duty-free allowances for cigarettes and alcohol on Estonia's border with Russia.

The Tax and Customs Board is proposing that the excise-free maximum be tallied by the week, not the day, and  that people be required to have spent at least 48 hours outside Estonia.

Currently no written record is kept of people who import under the maximum quantity.

The maximum duty-free allowances would not change, staying at one liter of spirits, two liters of wine and up to 2 packs of cigarettes, 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars.

The authority said it has detected a rise in illegal trade in the border regions of Ida-Viru County and southeastern Estonia, Postimees reported.

 



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