NAV: a license is not required for the non-commercial transport of excise goods in the EU

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 06. 18. 10:51

The National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) told MTI on Tuesday that a private person does not need a permit for the non-commercial transport of excise goods – such as alcohol, cigarettes, fuel – within the European Union.

For excise goods, the non-commercial quantity limit is, for example, 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, 110 liters of beer or, for example, 90 liters of wine or champagne. In addition to the fuel in the factory fuel tanks of private cars and motorcycles, a maximum of 10 liters of fuel per vehicle can be imported and exported. However, in addition to the quantities, several other conditions can determine whether the excise goods in the luggage are for a private person’s own – non-commercial – use. For example, the method of delivery, the nature of the product, and the available invoice or receipt for the product.

From the point of view of the import rules, it doesn’t matter how people from outside the EU travel to Hungary, because over the age of 17, for example, 200 cigarettes by air, 40 cigarettes by other means, 16 liters of beer, and 4 liters of wine can be brought in duty- and tax-free. With the exception of alcohol and tobacco products, various goods worth 430 euros by air and 300 euros by road and rail can be imported duty- and tax-free.

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