23 Feb '11, 3am

Shanghai plans tax refund and duty-free shopping (via ST iPhone App)

SHANGHAI - SHANGHAI is planning to carry out a pilot tax refund and duty-free shopping plan for foreign shoppers. Officials hope to build Shanghai into a famous international tourism city, according to the Shanghai municipal tourism administration. Reports are circulating that suggests the Disneyland theme park which is being built in Shanghai might have tax refund services and duty-free shopping zones. Normally, duty-free means the imported good's custom, added-value tax and sales tax are waived. There is only one duty-free shop in Shanghai, which is run by the China National Service Corporation for Chinese Personnel Working Abroad. Its target customers and products are very limited. Experts predict that setting up just a few duty-free shops could facilitate a boom in Shanghai retail trade. Compared to the duty-free plan, the other service - tax refund, which refunds tour...

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