On April 15, Sanya Yifang Shopping Mall and Sanya International Shopping Centre are newly added as the second batch of eligible stores for the tax refund policy in Hainan, reports hinews.cn.

In order to expand the tax refund policy to meet the increasing purchase demands of overseas tourists, the relevant departments in Hainan decided to increase 2 authorized stores in Sanya. At present, there are a total of 5 authorized stores in Hainan, including 2 in Haikou and 3 in Sanya.
 
Since the pilot scheme for the tax refund policy started on January 1, the Customs authorities in Hainan have received a total of 141 refund applications including 117 applications from Sanya Customs.
 
Among all foreign tourists who applied for the tax refund, 63% came from Russia and others from Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
 
It is also revealed that the scope of authorized store for tax refund policy will be expanded across the whole island in the future. 
 

Translated by WOS Team
 
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