Duty Free Shop airport | | Belgian Sky Shops

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Travel Retail Operators

| Belgian Sky Shops

Belgian Sky Shops operate from Brussels where they run the Tax-Free shops at the airport. Do they sell duty-free too? Yes, Belgium is a multi-lingual country using both the French version 'Hors Taxes' or the Flemish 'Tax-Free'. In continental Europe, especially Northern Europe, the description Tax-Free Shopping is used more often, but the context is the same as duty-free.

The Firm has over 30 shops at Zaventem airport in both Terminals A and B, they also have the retail stores at Charleroi airport, which is used by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair. These stores include the traditional duty-free products, but as Belgian Chocolate is famous, there are speciality stores just for this sector. Other stores include Fashion, Sunglasses, Jewellery & Watches and a Gourmet section, the luxury brand Hermès has an individual boutique in Terminal A.

Travellers can be confused by tax-free shopping in the European Union because legally, this business no longer exists for those going from one EU Member Country to another. Belgian Sky Shops have a very informative and useful guide to this situation on their website. In brief, 'Tax-Free' really means without sales-tax or Value Added Tax as it is known in many countries, most products fall into this category, except for liquor or tobacco products, which have extra taxes (Duties) on top of the sales taxes. Many goods sold to intra-EU travellers and described as 'Tax-Free' are discounted by the retailer so that prices are good value for all travellers, regardless of the destination.

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!