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duty free allowances

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duty free allowances

hi does anyone know the duty free allowances in and out of cancun

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1. Re: duty free allowances

Dear davyboyO:

Sorry, I can only tell you about US. But as far as dury free out of MX is not a problem, it all depends on the UK!

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What You Can Bring Into Mexico -- When you enter Mexico, Customs officials will be tolerant as long as you have no illegal drugs or firearms. You're allowed to bring in two cartons of cigarettes or 50 cigars, plus 1 kilogram (2.2 lb.) of smoking tobacco; two 1-liter bottles of wine or hard liquor, and 12 rolls of film. A laptop computer, camera equipment, and sports equipment that could feasibly be used during your stay are also allowed. The underlying guideline is: Don't bring anything that looks as if it's meant to be resold in Mexico.

What You Can Take Home

U.K. citizens returning from a non-E.U. country have a customs allowance of: 200 cigarettes; 50 cigars; 250 grams of smoking tobacco; 2 liters of still table wine; 1 liter of spirits or strong liqueurs (over 22% volume); 2 liters of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs; 60 cubic centimeters (ml) perfume; 250 cubic centimeters (ml) of toilet water; and £145 worth of all other goods, including gifts and souvenirs. People under 17 cannot have the tobacco or alcohol allowance. For more information, contact HM Customs & Excise at tel. 0845/010-9000 (020/8929-0152 from outside the U.K.), or consult the website at www.hmce.gov.uk."


"Travelers visiting Mexico are allowed to take into the country only those items included in their personal luggage made up of new or used personal clothes, shoes, hygiene products, in reasonable quantities according to their planned length of stay in Mexico.

If the personal effects and additional items exceed US$1,000.00 worth, import arrangements must be made at the port of entry, for the payment of foreign trade dues. Over the amount stated, it may be necessary to hire the services of a customs broker at the port of entry.

Air and sea travelers may bring additional items not exceeding the US$300.00 worth of goods -or its equivalent in other currencies per member of the family. By road they are only entitled to bring in a maximum of $50.00 worth per person of additional items besides the luggage.

Tourists traveling to Mexico are allowed to bring into the country medication for personal use, as long as they carry a physician’s prescription when it comes to psychotropics."


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3. Re: duty free allowances

Hi davy

Allowance are

200 cigarettes; or 100 cigarillos; or 50 cigars; or 250g of tobacco

60cc of perfume

2 litres of still table wine

250cc of eau de toilette

1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume; or 2 litres of fortified wine*, sparkling wine or other liqueurs *such as port or sherry and

£145 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.



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