July 6 2020

GAC Releases Regulatory Measures for Duty-free Shopping of Tourists Leaving Hainan Island

Announcement by General Administration of Customs (GAC)

The General Administration of Customs revised and released on July 6, 2020 the Regulatory Measures of the Customs of the People's Republic of China for Duty-free Shopping of Tourists Leaving Hainan Island, to be effective from July 10, 2020. Four announcements released by the GAC in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be revoked at the same time.

The regulation made provisions about supervision of the sales of duty-free items, the delivery and departure of duty-free items, and legal responsibilities. If shoppers provide fake or illegal identity certificate or travel document, they will be deprived of duty-free shopping policies for three years, and their unlawful activities will be recorded as part of their credit information.