Cross-border shopping in Europe

The European Court of Justice yesterday (23 November) ruled that EU consumers can only buy alcohol and cigarettes from other EU countries in person if they are to take advantage of lower duty rates. Joe Ayling reports on how the decision will be welcomed both in the corridors of power and in the UK alcohol retail market.

ECJ ruling upholds cross-border shopping status quo

24 November 2006

The European Court of Justice yesterday (23 November) ruled that EU consumers can only buy alcohol and cigarettes from other EU countries in person if they are to take advantage of lower duty rates. Joe Ayling reports on how the decision will be welcomed both in the corridors of power and in the UK alcohol retail market.

BELGIUM: EU "booze cruise" ruling cheers traders

23 November 2006

The European Court of Justice has passed judgement on the excise duty case that has been worrying retailers who target so-called booze cruises.

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