China opens more inbound duty free shops

Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China has opened 19 new inbound duty free shops for domestic shoppers, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

The new duty free shops are in 13 airports including Guangzhou Baiyun, Hangzhou Xiaoshan and Qingdao Liuting, and six ports, Xinhua reported.

Passengers can carry up to 8,000 yuan ($1,230) worth of duty-free goods, up from the previous 5,000-yuan limit, when clearing the customs, the ministry said.

The new shops will feature more products than existing inbound duty free outlets.

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