China News Service, July 10, according to the website of the General Administration of Customs, from July 1st to 7th, the first week of the implementation of the new tax-free shopping policy for Hainan island passengers, customs statistics show that island passengers have accumulated 65,000 purchases, with a total purchase of 450 million yuan The tax exemption was 65.71 million yuan and the average daily tax exemption was 9.39 million yuan, an increase of 58.2% over the first half of the year.
Data Map: In Hainan Sanya International Duty Free City, customers are choosing duty-free products. China News Agency reporter Wang Xiaobin photo
Starting from July 1, the annual tax-free shopping quota per person for outlying island passengers will be increased to 100,000 yuan per year, the single-product 8,000 yuan tax-free limit will be cancelled, and the types of commodities restricted by the number of single purchases will be greatly reduced. .
In the first week of the New Deal, the purchase volume and value of cosmetics ranked first. The top 3 purchases were cosmetics (83.5%), perfume (4.7%) and jewelry (1.8%). The top 3 purchases of cosmetics (51.3%), jewelry (14.1%) and watches (11.9%) together accounted for 77.2% of the total purchases. It is understood that the pricing strategy and promotion make the current Hainan Islands' duty-free cosmetics offer 10%-20% discount to the average selling price of major markets such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, France and Hong Kong, China, becoming a popular commodity in the first week of the implementation of the New Deal.
Customs statistics show that since the implementation of the New Deal, daily shopping tourists have stabilized at around 10,000, and daily shopping volume is between 60-70 million yuan. Sanya Haitang Bay Duty Free Shops accounted for 78% of total sales, Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shops accounted for 13%, Sun Moon Plaza Duty Free Shops and Qionghai Boao Dongyu Island Duty Free Shops accounted for 9%.
In the first week of the New Deal, Hainan (8.1%), Sichuan (7.7%) and Hunan (7.2%) ranked the top 3 provinces for shopping passengers. Passengers from Zhejiang, Shanghai and Jiangsu purchased between 10130 yuan and 9002 yuan per capita, ranking among the top three.
Travellers from outlying islands generally have a positive evaluation of the New Deal and believe that the New Deal’s increase of limits, expansion of categories and relaxation of limits fully meet the needs of tourism and shopping. Duty-free shops believe that the New Deal has greatly released dividends. On the first day of implementation, hot-selling commodities such as cosmetics, mobile phones, and liquor were understocked, and the effect was far beyond expectations.
Customs will use the "Hainan Free Trade Port Customs Smart Supervision Platform" as a starting point to strengthen supervision and optimization services, and to promote the full release of the reform dividend and policy implementation effects on the premise of ensuring that supervision is in place. The customs reminded that when purchasing tax-free goods, passengers from outlying islands should proactively provide their valid identity documents or travel documents, as well as relevant information such as the means of transportation on outlying islands prescribed by the customs. In order to prevent the reselling, purchasing, and smuggling of duty-free goods, they will increase supervision, and at the same time, strengthen contact with other departments to jointly punish violations of laws and regulations. According to regulations, individuals who resell, purchase, smuggle duty-free commodities will be included in the credit record in accordance with the law. Within three years, no duty-free goods on outlying islands may be purchased. Those who constitute smuggling or violate customs regulations shall be dealt with by the customs in accordance with the relevant regulations. If a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.