1995 No. 3044
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
The Travellers' Allowances Amendment Order 1995
28th November 1995
Laid before the House of Commons
29th November 1995
Coming into force
1st January 1996
The Commissioners of Customs and Excise, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 13(1) and (3) of the Customs and Excise Duties (General Reliefs) Act 1979(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Travellers' Allowances Amendment Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st January 1996.
2. In the Schedule to the Travellers' Allowances Order 1994(2), in the item entitled “Other Goods”, for the amount “£136” there shall be substituted the amount “£145”.
Commissioner of Customs and Excise
New King’s Beam House 22 Upper Ground London SE1 9PJ
28th November 1995
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
This Order, which comes into force on 1st January 1996, increases the allowance for goods, other than wines, spirits, tobacco, perfume and toilet water, obtained by a traveller in a third country and contained in the traveller’s baggage (the “other goods”allowance), from £136 to £145.
Council Directive 94/4/EC (OJ No. L60, 3.3.94, p.14), by amending Council Directive 69/169/EEC (OJ No. L133, 4.6.69, p.6), increased the “other goods”allowance to 175 ECU with effect from 1st April 1994. Accordingly the Travellers' Allowances Order 1994, pursuant to Article 7 of Council Directive 69/169/EEC as amended by Council Directive 78/1032/EEC (OJ No. L366, 28.12.78, p.28), increased the “other goods”allowance to the equivalent in national currency of £136. From 1st January 1996 the equivalent in national currency will be £145.
1979 c. 3; section 13 was amended by the Finance Act 1984 (c. 43), section 15 and by the Finance (No.2) Act 1992 (c. 48), section 1 and Schedule 1, paragraph 8; section 18 applies the definition of “the Commissioners” in section 1(1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2).