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There's is actually a survey/study conducted in 2015 on the import costs on "small consignments" (packages under 1000 euros worth) from non-EU countries into the EU. Besides the things noted in Jan's answer (150 euros being the de-minimis value under which there is no customs/import duty per se levied), there is some variation for the other two ...


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The fees are two-fold, depending on the value of the goods received. In this answer, I will concentrate solely on commercial shipments (i.e. you bought something from an internet sales company). The same generally applies to non-commercial shipments (i.e. your friend sending you a gift) albeit with different duty-free values. As the article lists German ...


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On the Scottish side, it's important to remember the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence from the UK - just 2 years before the Brexit referendum. As part of the campaign, Scots were promised that the only way to remain in the EU was to vote NO to independence; that an independent Scotland would automatically be ejected from the EU, and have to re-apply ...


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Simply because the path to a referendum is very different in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Act 1998, a statute of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, provides that Northern Ireland will remain within the United Kingdom unless a majority of the people of Northern Ireland vote to form part of a united Ireland. It specifies that the Secretary of ...


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Scotland In Scotland, the SNP wants to hold a referendum and change people's minds to their side. In ⁠Scotland we don't know who would win a referendum now. Perhaps the SNP would ⁠convince a majority to vote for independence. Perhaps the Conservative ⁠and Labour parties would win. The SNP wants a referendum because they think ⁠they might win. The other ...


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Currently, Northern Ireland is locked in a delicate balancing act. In the past, all views on NI's future have evoked violent reactions from opposition parties - whether that be remaining part of the union (opposed by republicans), independence (opposed by both), or joining the Republic of Ireland (opposed by unionists and loyalists). Since the mid-to-late ...


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Are EU border guards there right now? Are they supposed to do the job or somebody else? No, whatever inspections may be necessary should be carried out by British personnel, e.g. at the Points of Entry operated by Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Similarly, declarations to determine whether goods are “at risk” of ...


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Travel between the UK and Ireland (and other small islands such as the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands) is covered by the Common Travel Agreement. This maintains freedom of movement within that area but does not include the other EU states. The recent Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK imposes customs restrictions for goods that are moved or ...


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This question is way too broad, but address #1, i.e. why the EU regards those as inseparable if a single market is to be achieved, the answer is that workers are regarded as productions units so they need to be interchangeable / exchangeable across the market. (There's a quote from the EU founders on this, bear with me while I find it. I've answered this q ...


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From January 1st 2021 , Great Britain will no longer be part of the freedom of goods, or any of the four freedoms of the EU. For just some of the currently known impacts, please see the UK government website. The GB exporter must complete the UK export procedures comprising, at minimum, a combined customs and safety and security EXS declaration. The driver ...


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