Duty Free Border Downtown | T Galleria DFS Downtown Singapore
T Galleria DFS Downtown Singapore
Downtown duty free shopping is a concept that is well known in Pacific and Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Macau, Singapore, The Philippines and Thailand, the practice is now spreading to other countries around the world.
It means that visitors to these countries can purchase duty free and tax-free goods outside the airport or the port area. Some local rules and restrictions apply and the retailers will be able to inform you in detail.
You must take your passport with you when you shop and it is advisable to have a copy of your flight or cruise ticket with you which shows that you are a travelling visitor and non-resident of the country.
Some retailers are obliged to deliver your purchases to you at the airport or port for your departure as Downtown shopping requires the export of the goods. The product ranges in many of these stores focus on beauty product, (perfumes, cosmetics and make-up), high fashion brands, leather goods, jewellery and watches. But, liquors and tobaccos can be found in many stores.
Tobacco restrictions: You are not allowed to purchase tobacco products on arrival or import tobacco products into this country without paying the local duty and taxes. Regulations related to Duty Free cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or tobacco products have now been introduced by this country. These rules affect imports only and not exports, duty free tobacco may still be on sale for you to export out of the country on your departure.
Duty Free Shoppers is the largest global travel retailer with operations in the Middle East, USA and Asia pacific regions. DFS Galleria stores are found downtown in many cities and they offer a full range of luxury goods. Key locations include, Hawaii, Japan, Saipan, Guam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Companies operating worldwide Downtown Duty Free shopping outlets include: DFS Galleria (Gulf States, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Saipan), King Power (Bangkok), Zon Duty Free (Malaysia), Nuance (Australia), Duty Free Americas DFA (Macau), China Duty Free CDF (Cambodia), Ever Rich Corp (Taiwan) and in South Korea there are numerous retailers, such as Hotel Shilla, Lotte, AK Duty Free, KTO, Paradise and Walkerhill, Liverpool (Mexico).