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Press Releases ordered by Date with Summary.
More releases pre Sept ’98 are on page 2 here
March 15, 1999
News Release.
Feb 17, 1999
Commission Communication ignores Vienna Conclusions.
Feb 12, 1999
Commissionn Communication estimates 56,052 job losses in ten Member States
Dec 15, 1998
Report on the outcome of discussions on duty free, Vienna, December 11th/12th 1998
Dec 12, 1998
Heads of State make enormous progress towards postponement of Duty Free Abolition date
Dec 1, 1998
IDFC welcomes UK support for Franco-German Initiative
Nov 19, 1998
Duty Free: Commission fails to deliver on support measures
Oct 30, 1998
Duty Free: Time for Common Sense
Oct 2, 1998
Duty Free: European Commission Issue Misleading Statement
Sept 30, 1998
Commission proposes breaking EU law in quest to ban Duty Free
Sept 18, 1998 Europe’s Regions back Duty Free for another five years

Statements
“Fantasy Politics”Malcolm Dunning, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) 
IDFC statementToday’s ECOFIN Council showed clearly that the level of support for revisiting the duty free issue has grown quite considerably in the last twelve months.
IDFC RebuttalCommission Working Document (WD) ref. COMMUNITY INSTRUMENTS: A Summarised Rebuttal from the IDFC, 19th, November 1998.
Press Releases ordered by Date with Summary.
More releases pre Sept ’98 are on page 2 here
Journalists: To accompany the documents and press releases provided in this website, we have also included an image bank depicting the latest events in the duty free campaign. These pictures may be downloaded from the Image Resources page located in the Document Archive section.