Andorra, as everybody knows, is a true paradise for shopping and VAT-free purchases. You can buy the same products as in the UK, but at considerably lower prices. Food products, clothes, jewellery, cigarettes, various equipment and electronic appliances - all is sold tax-free. For example, gold is sold nearly three times cheaper than in France and watches are approximately 50% cheaper. However, you are not allowed to fill up a small trailer of provisions to take home with you! The custom regulations set quotas per person and per type of product. You are not required to submit a declaration to the customs authorities with regard to the limitations of quantity specified below. You are obliged to declare to customs all products exceeding the specified value. Be careful, you are not allowed to accumulate valuables, neither in terms of tourist souvenirs, nor in terms of industrial and agricultural produce.
The value of agricultural products that surpass the cost in consideration, only the quantity is taken into account. 1 kg (2.2 lb) of coffee (or 400 g [14 oz] of extracts of coffee); 200 g (7 oz) of tea (or 80 g [2.8 oz] of extracts of tea); 1.5 l of liquor with more than 22 % volume of alcohol, or 3 l of liquor or aperitif of less than 22 % or sparkling wines, or 5 l of table wines; 300 cigarettes or 150 cigarillos, or 75 cigars, or 400 g (14 oz) of smoking tobacco.
For other agricultural products: an equivalent of £155 worth (£80 if under 15 years old), not to exceed 2,5 kg (5.5 lb) of powder milk, 3 kg (6.6 lb) of condensed milk, 6 kg (13.2 lb) of fresh milk, 1 kg (2.2 lb) of butter, 4 kg (8.8 lb) of cheese, 5 kg (11 lb) of sugar and sweets and 5 kg (11 lb) of meat.
In terms of industrial produce, the limitation applies to the quantity for certain products such as perfume (75 ml maximum) and aftershave (375 ml maximum); and also on the value of other products, or to the cost of around £460 at most (£240 for those less than 15 years of age).
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