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Announcement on Incorporating Travelers Leaving the Island by Train in the Applicable Scope of the Duty-Free Shopping Policy for Travelers Leaving Hainan

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Taxes:Consumption Tax,Administration of Tax Levy & Collection

Date of Promulgation:2017-01-15

IssueDepartment:Ministry of Finance

Date of Implementatio:2017-01-10



To satisfy shopping demands of travellers who leave Hainan by train, make the duty-free shopping policy for travellers who leave Hainan (hereinafter referred to as the leaving-island duty-free policy for short) further play its role, and support Hainan to accelerate the construction of the international tourism island, after consulting with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration of Taxation, the General Administration of Quality Supervision and the General Administration of Food and Drugs, upon approval by the State Council, the Ministry of Finance has incorporated travelers leaving Hainan by train in the applicable scope of the leaving-island duty-free policy. Relevant issues are hereby announced as follows:

I. Travelers at the age of 16 and above, who leave the island by train, can buy duty-free goods in Sanya Haitang Bay Duty-Free Shop, or its on-line shop or the on-line shop of Haikou Meilan Airport Duty-Free Shop by presenting their leaving-island train tickets and valid ID cards. When they leave the island, they can collect their duty-free goods at the pick-up place at Haikou Train Station and leave the island with them by presenting their own train tickets, shopping receipts, ID cards ,etc.

II. Duty-free shopping amounts of the same traveler by plane or train within the same year shall be combined for calculation and shall not exceed the amount limit as stated by the leaving-island policy.

III. In addition to the aforementioned regulations, duty-free shopping of travelers, who leave the island by train, shall be executed according to the Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Further Adjusting the Duty-Free Shopping Policy for Travellers Leaving Hainan (Announcement No. 8 of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in 2015), the Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Adjusting the Duty-Free Shopping Policy for Travelers Leaving Hainan (Announcement No. 73 of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in 2012), the Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Carrying out the Pilot Project of the Duty-Free Shopping Policy for Travelers Leaving Hainan (Announcement No. 14 of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in 2011) and the Announcement of the Ministry of Finance on Further Adjusting the Duty-Free Shopping Policy for Travelers Leaving Hainan (Announcement No. 15 of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in 2016).

Measures for supervising the duty-free shopping of travelers who leave Hainan by train shall be separately published by the General Administration of Customs.

The announcement shall be executed from January 15th, 2017.

The announcement is hereby given.



The Ministry of Finance

January 10th, 2017


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