Sanya Duty Free Shop sees 6.65 million visitors since 2011
During the two years after the implementation of the duty free policy, the Sanya Duty Free Shop, which has a business area of 8,000 square meters, receives over 11,000 visitors a day on average and has become an extremely popular shopping destination for tourists during their stay in Sanya.
In order to further boost local tourism, Hainan implemented a new duty-free policy with the purchase limit increased from 5,000 to 8,000 yuan on November 1st 2012. Three kinds of duty-free goods including beauty products & healthcare equipment, Kitchenware & Tableware and toys were included amongst tax-rebate eligible items.
Moreover, the updated scheme has also lowered the age threshold for duty-free purchasing from 18 years old to 16 years old.
In addition, customers buying watches worth over 8,000 yuan at Sanya Duty Free Shop can be entitled to a 50% to 80% reduction on their postal taxes, with items worth over 8,000 yuan granting a 100% reduction from April 1st to 30th.