When travel opens up after COVID 19 we are going to experience travel after Brexit and the adjustment period for the first time. In my case it will be to the Netherlands, but I might travel via France or Belgium.
I assume the general rules for travel from outside the EU will be in force.
I have found I can import items up to €430 without import tax being due on it, if traveling by flight or ferry. €300 if traveling by your own vehicle. Link in Dutch.
Someone suggested that I can bring more if it is gifts rather than items I have bought. The site I linked to does not mention that but does mention buying.
Kocht u goederen buiten de EU met een totale waarde van € 430 of minder?
(Did you buy goods outside of the EU with a total value of €430 or less?)
Someone might gift me with a piece of art which might be worth more or may bring my total to over the given amount.
Do gifts count to the total value and if not, how do you prove they are gifts?
Information about the other way around is also welcome, for when my friend goes home after visiting me.
I do know there are separate rules about what is allowed, that is worth a different question when needed.