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China's Hainan opens 3 offshore duty-free shops

2020-12-31 17:24

 

Consumers shop at a newly opened duty-free shop in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Dec. 30, 2020. Three new offshore duty-free shops opened on Wednesday in south China's island province of Hainan to promote tax-free consumption, according to the provincial department of commerce. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

SANYA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Three new offshore duty-free shops opened on Wednesday in south China's island province of Hainan to promote tax-free consumption, according to the provincial department of commerce.

The three newly opened shops are all located in the tropical resort city of Sanya, one in Sanya Phoenix International Airport and the other two in downtown Sanya.

The larger of the two downtown locations has a shopping area of 95,000 square meters, offering nearly 350 international brands.

The province earlier had four duty-free shops, with two in the provincial capital Haikou, one in Bo'ao and one in Sanya, all operated by China Duty Free Group. However, two of the three new shops are operated by another two companies.

The arrival of the two firms will help Hainan form a pattern of differentiated competition and better meet tourists' needs for duty-free shopping, according to an official with the department.

Haikou, the capital city of Hainan, will open another three offshore duty-free shops, according to the Office of the Free Trade Port Working Committee of the Communist Party of China Hainan Provincial Committee.

The one at Haikou Meilan International Airport will open for business after terminal 2 begins operations while the other two are scheduled to open ahead of the forthcoming Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 12 in 2021.

The six new stores will add more than 220,000 square meters of shopping space to create a more convenient and comfortable shopping experience for consumers, according to the office.

Sales of offshore duty-free shops in the province have exceeded 31.58 billion yuan (about 4.84 billion U.S. dollars) so far this year, according to data released by the department.

The number of shoppers has exceeded 3.4 million, purchasing more than 19 million items, up 130 percent year on year.

The duty-free shopping boom came due to a big rise in the shopping quota for non-locals and disruptions to overseas travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From July 2020, the duty-free shopping quota in Hainan was raised to 100,000 yuan per year from the previous 30,000 yuan, while the purchase limitations were significantly cut and more duty-free products were offered.

 

2020年12月30日,消费者在中国南部海南省三亚一家新开业的免税店购物。据海南省商务厅介绍,周三,海南省新开了三家离岸免税店,以促进免税消费。(新华社/赵英权)


三亚,12月30日(新华社)——根据海南省商务厅的消息,三家新的离岸免税店于周三在中国南部的岛屿省份海南开业,以促进免税消费。


新开业的三家门店均位于热带度假城市三亚,一家位于三亚凤凰国际机场,另外两家位于三亚市中心。


其中较大的一个拥有95000平方米的购物面积,提供近350个国际品牌。


此前,该省有四家免税店,其中两家在省会海口,一家在博鳌,一家在三亚,均由中国免税集团(China Duty Free Group)运营。然而,这三家新店中有两家是由另外两家公司经营的。


该部门的一名官员表示,这两家公司的到来将有助于海南形成差异化竞争格局,更好地满足游客的免税购物需求。


据中共海南省委自由贸易港工作委员会办公室表示,海南省会海口将再开设3家离岸免税店。


位于海口美兰国际机场的航站楼将在2号航站楼开始运营后开放,而其他两个航站楼则计划在即将到来的春节(2021年2月12日)之前开放。


据办公室介绍,这6家新商店将增加超过22万平方米的购物空间,为消费者创造更方便和舒适的购物体验。


据商务部发布的数据显示,今年迄今为止,该省离岸免税店的销售额已超过315.8亿元人民币(约合48.4亿美元)。


购物人数已经超过340万,购买了超过1900万件商品,同比增长130%。


免税购物热潮的出现是由于对非本地人的购物配额大幅增加以及新冠肺炎大流行对海外旅行的干扰。


从2020年7月起,海南的免税购物限额从以前的每年3万元提高到10万元,同时大幅削减购买限制,提供更多的免税产品。

 

来自: xinhua