Source:People’s Daily Online-People’s Daily Overseas Edition

Haikou Customs:

Since last year, I have been affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic for more than a year Without leaving the border, the opportunity to”buy, buy, and buy” abroad will follow. Recently, I heard from my friends that in Hainan’s duty-free shops you can buy imported duty-free goods at very favorable prices. Please tell us about the tax exemption policy and shopping precautions for Hainan Islands.

Guangzhou reader Ms. Shen

Ms. Shen:

First of all, you are welcome to visit Hainan for sightseeing and shopping!

The tax-free shopping policy for Hainan’s outlying islands is financial Ministry, Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, State Administration of Taxation and other ministries and commissions, together with relevant departments of Hainan Province, support the spirit of the State Council’s”Several Opinions on Promoting the Construction and Development of Hainan’s International Tourism Island” (Guo Fa [2009] No. 44) Hainan has been built into an international shopping center and an internationally competitive tourist destination. Based on the mature experience of foreign countries such as Okinawa, Japan and Jeju, South Korea, combined with the actual situation of China’s fiscal and taxation system and the local characteristics of Hainan Province, it was targeted at Hainan Province in April 2011. Special preferential policies for outlying island travelers. Since the policy was implemented, it has undergone 6 major policy adjustments, becoming Hainan Free Trade Port Build an important part of the early harvest and the”golden sign” of Hainan tourism.

What are the types of outlying island duty-free products?

After the policy adjustment in July 2020, there are currently 45 types of duty-free commodities on outlying islands, including 7 categories of commodities such as cosmetics, luggage, watches, tablets, mobile phones, electronic game consoles, and alcohol.

●Who applies to the outlying island tax exemption policy?

At least 16 years old, have purchased outlying island air tickets, train tickets, ferry tickets, and hold valid Identity documents (domestic passengers holding resident identity cards, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan passengers holding travel documents, foreign passengers holding passports), domestic and foreign passengers who leave the main island of Hainan but do not leave the country, including residents of Hainan Province.

●How many duty-free shops are there in outlying islands?

At present, there are 9 duty-free shops on outlying islands in Hainan. Except for Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop operated by CDFG, Haikou Riyue Square Duty Free Shop, Qionghai In addition to the five outlying island duty-free shops including Boao Duty Free Shop, Sanya International Duty Free City, Sanya Phoenix Airport Duty Free Shop, Hailv Duty Free City and Zhongfu Sanya International Duty Free Shopping have been introduced in Sanya.Park introduced 4 offshore duty-free shops in Haikou, including Haikong Global Boutique (Haikou) Duty Free City, Shenzhen Duty Free Haikou Mission Hills Duty Free City, etc. Market competition has brought more quality and preferential shopping experience to outlying island travelers.

●How to buy duty-free goods?

Outlying island travelers can buy duty-free goods at any outlying island duty-free shop, or at an approved online sales window.

When outlying island passengers purchase duty-free goods, they should actively provide their valid ID or travel documents and Customs The required outlying island transportation and other related information. For online purchases, the shopper and the payer should be the same person.

●How to withdraw the purchased duty-free goods?

For outlying island travelers who have purchased duty-free goods at 7 duty-free shops on outlying islands in the city, or at the online sales window, they can choose to go through the procedures for picking up the purchased duty-free goods at the pick-up point, or pick up the goods by mail. For those who choose to pick up the goods, the outlying island duty-free shops have set up pick-up points in Hainan’s airport, railway station and port terminal to the inland quarantine area. If you choose to pick up the goods by mail, the recipient, payer and purchaser should be the shopping passenger himself, and the recipient address should be outside Hainan Province. The duty-free shops of outlying islands will deliver the duty-free goods purchased by the passengers at one time after confirming that the shopping passengers meet the above requirements and have actually left the islands.

In addition, residents on the island who purchase duty-free goods before leaving the island can also choose to return to the island to pick up the goods, that is, if the residents on the island have returned to the island after purchasing the duty-free goods before leaving the island, they can start from the date of purchase. Within months, with your valid ID and outlying island itinerary information, pick up the duty-free goods at the pick-up point for returning passengers set up by the outlying island duty-free shop.

Outlying island travelers who purchase duty-free goods at two outlying island duty-free shops in the isolation area (Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop, Sanya Phoenix Airport Duty Free Shop) can pick up the purchased duty-free goods after purchase. You can also choose to deliver by mail.

●What is the limit and limit of duty-free shopping on outlying islands?

The annual duty-free shopping limit for outlying island passengers is 100,000 yuan per person, and there is no limit to the number of purchases (after the passenger purchases the duty-free goods, the duty-free goods carried out of the island by means of transportation are counted as one duty-free shopping). There are restrictions on the number of purchases of some products. For example, each person is limited to 4 mobile phones, a total of not more than 1500ml of alcohol, and 30 cosmetics. The parts exceeding the annual duty-free shopping limit and limit will be subject to import tax on imported goods.

●How to return and exchange the goods after purchasing duty-free goods?

Change flight (flight number, voyage number) after purchasing duty-free goods for outlying island passengers, change If the time of the subsequent flight (train, voyage) is within 30 days after the original outlying island date, the duty-free shop can handle the corresponding postponement procedures, and the duty-free shop that exceeds the prescribed time limit shall handle the return procedure. If the ticket is refunded after the purchase of duty-free goods, the outlying island duty-free shops shall go through the return procedures. Tax rebate due to return reasons, self-pay Within 1 year from the date of tax payment, an outlying island passenger or an outlying island duty-free shop shall apply to the customs. After the customs approves the application, the tax refund voucher will be issued and the original taxpayer’s certificate will be issued To go through the tax refund procedures with the designated bank (national treasury).

If an outlying island passenger needs to exchange the goods after picking up the goods, the outlying island duty-free store confirms that the returned duty-free goods are exactly the same as the replacement duty-free goods with the same name, item number, specification and model, and the goods will be delivered to the outlying island passengers after approval by the customs.

●Can I sell the duty-free goods again?

The outlying island duty-free products that have been purchased are the final products for personal use by consumers and cannot be re-sold in the domestic market. Individuals who resell, buy or smuggle duty-free commodities in violation of relevant regulations shall be included in their credit records in accordance with laws and regulations, and shall not purchase outlying island duty-free commodities within 3 years; for acts that constitute smuggling or violate customs supervision regulations, the customs shall give them in accordance with relevant regulations If the handling constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated in accordance with the law.

(Wu Hao, Deputy Section Chief of the First Section of Duty Free Supervision, Sanya Customs)