You often see“ duty free” at airports and other locations. What is the difference between Tax-free and Duty-free?

Duty-free shops are stores that sell products to departing passengers exempt from consumption tax, customs duty, liquor tax, tobacco tax, etc., in accordance with the Customs Law. In Japan, duty-free shops are mainly located in the departure areas of international airports.

Tax-free shops are stores that sell general goods and consumables to non-residents free of consumption tax in accordance with the Consumption Tax Law, and many of them are located in urban areas.

Have more questions?

Was this article helpful?

Search 10 out of 22 found this helpful