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Duty Free Americas DFA

Duty Free Americas (DFA) is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and operates Duty Free Shops throughout the USA, The Caribbean and now Latin America.

The Falic brothers had previous retail experience in fashion and perfume products, when they bought DFI (Duty Free International) just over ten years ago from a European consortium.

The airport stores are mainly based on the US eastern seaboard, with outlets in locations such as Miami, Atlanta, Washington and Boston, but they have since purchased UETA, who owned all the stores on the US - Mexican border and and others on the US - Canadian border crossings. This gives the Firm a dominant position in the US cross-border duty free trade.

They are now expanding into Latin America and have replicated their border business into Uruguay and Venezuela, whilst also operating the arrivals and departure stores at Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic, a major tourist destination in the Caribbean and other locations in Central America. DFA also have a venture in the Tax Free haven of Macau a special territory in China.

DFA have just re-launched their online pre-order website 'duty free express' which currently only functions for orders at Miami airport, no doubt other locations are to follow shortly.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!