North of England Illicit Tobacco - FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about illicit tobacco:
People travelling from the EU t o the UK are entitled to bring in tobacco products without payment of UK duty, provided they are for their own personal use and are transported by them. These products can be identified by the absence of the fiscal mark. It is therefore not an offence to be in possession of cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco that do not bear the fiscal mark. However if they are for resale, including any payment in kind, they are regarded as being for a commercial purposes and liable to forfeiture
 Transitional arrangements apply to some of the newer EU member states, which still limit the amount of tobacco products that can be brought into the UK from these countries.