cross-Channel shopping

cross-Channel shopping
   Cross-Channel shopping trips have become a British phenomenon since the UK joined the European Union. Coach and ferry companies encourage shoppers to take advantage of differential prices, particularly in relation to wines, spirits and tobacco, which have become much cheaper on the Continent than in the UK. Many shoppers only took advantage of the duty-free allowances available on cross-Channel ferries, but others drove vans to France to stock up in the hypermarkets. Purchases are ostensibly for private consumption, but in reality many are for resale. The EU has tried to homogenize tax rates and remove duty-free allowances on sales on airplanes and ferries between European countries, but has so far failed.

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