I am not sure about that comment about bringing alcohol and tobacco into the
As regards alcohol, you can bring into the UK as much as you like for
personal consumption if VAT/other taxes in an EU country have been paid. If
you are checked carrying above a certain amount you may have to prove it's
not for commercial use. It used to be 90 litres of wine per head but I
think is higher now after it came out that UK customs officials were
Have no idea about tobacco but would have thought it's same in principle.
As regards the vexed question of cars, I looked into it for the UK. You
have to have owned and driven the car for six months (min mileage applies,
IIRCC) outside Britain before being able to bring it in without paying VAT,
but that is, I believe, an EU-wide rule. The problem in Denmark (plus
Greece etc) is that cars attract additional taxes, which is no longer the
case in the UK.
I suppose at some point the EC may force a relaxation of the rules for
moving cars around. BTW, I believe aeroplanes are also currently exempted
from the rules about the free movement of goods. Maybe a Learjet costs
three times as much in Denmark as everywhere else???
NB: To reply directly replace "nospam" with "schmetterling"