Letter: Fight to save duty-free

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The Independent Online
Sir: To accuse duty-free campaigners of "greed" for trying to save one of Europe's most popular and successful industries, employing over 140,000 people, is as insulting as it is uninformed (leading article, 20 May).

Independent studies of the implications of abolition cannot be so arrogantly dismissed as "extreme predictions". Abolition of duty-free will affect everyone - costing EU taxpayers up to pounds 6.3bn over the next five years. The fight to save duty-free goes on.


Secretary General

Duty Free Confederation

London SW1