Hong Kong Travel Dictionary: Duty Free

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Duty Free

Hong Kong IS duty free. A vast majority of goods and services in Hong Kong is free of any form of government tax or duty. Even beer and table wine are duty free in Hong Kong! Useless you are purchasing tobacco or spirits, real estate or registering a vehicle, most goods are services do not incur tax or duties.  This is particularly true for most consumable goods and luxury items, making Hong Kong a popular shopping paradise for electronics, watches, luxury handbag and cosmetic. Beware of all shops that declare 'dutyfree' with colourful neon signs in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui area. They may sweet talk you into over priced items in return of 'dutyfree'.

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