Hi , the main benefit is it allows me to buy raw Tabacco leaf and make my own cigars , since the duty is charged by weight , if I keep the limit low eg a lb or a 1/4 lb at a time, the duty charged is the only actual expense plus shipping. So it costs less per cigar than buying commercial ones’ when you work it out. If I tried to bring in any Tabacco leaves into the U.K. Without a RTL and UAN number , it would be seized and destroyed and I would pay serious penalties.
so I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope my application is successful in time.
Good luck! Keep us posted!