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Duty free tobacco limits have reduced

On 1 November the duty free limit for tobacco dropped from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars and tobacco products and the gift concession removed.

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    Over the past 12 months Customs officers have found drugs hidden in strange places, including children’s pillows, porridge, car wax, rice cookers, and mints, as well as the usual toys, shoes and handbags.
  • Fakes fail at the border

    Customs made over 400 interceptions of counterfeit goods last year, totalling over 43,000 branded items. The most common fakes were branded sports clothes and caps, clothing, smartphones and accessories, footwear and toys from children’s films.
  • Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

    The more than 800kg of tobacco and cigarettes left at the border since 1 November is a further step towards reducing the damage caused by smoking, say Customs Minister Nicky Wagner and Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.
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