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Belgium Duty Free
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The following June be imported into Belgium by persons over 17 years of age without incurring customs duty:

 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 100 cigars or 250g of tobacco
 2 litres of wine
 other goods up to €64.45 or €24.79 for nationals under 15 years (subject to change for up-to-date information contact the Embassy)
 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract, 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract.

Goods obtained duty and tax paid in the EU are unlimited.

Prohibited items

Unpreserved meat products and other unpreserved foodstuffs must be declared.

Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU


On 30th June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 European Union member states. Of the ten new member states that joined the EU on 1st May 2004, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. But for the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another, with the exceptions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are imposed. Travellers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for their personal use only.
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