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Jun

postedby9k2hn

Today we were discussing this issue in my father’s in law house, yes how come our airport got a duty free shops and our country doesn’t apply taxes?! i went to Wikipedia and double checked “Duty free” definition and came out with this:

Duty Free shops: Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that do not apply local or national taxes and duties.

Can anyone clarify this to me?!

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at 12:01 am

10 Responses to “Duty Free in a Tax-Free Country?”

  1. lfc-q8 says:

    as far as i know in kuwait there is a 5% charge for customes

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  2. Mohammad says:

    Duty Free is more of a concept .
    it is located only in airports<<from what i’ve seen.
    and it’s just a brand name just like WALMART.

    their prices are high anyways so they end up paying taxes to countries that force it and they don’t for the ones that don’t .

    it’s well known world wide .. so the expansion to non-taxed countries was just business not a necessity

    that’s it.

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  3. casio says:

    yup exaclty like lfc mentioned .. a 5% charge is added to goods sold in kuwait .. so perfumes and make-up is cheaper to buy in the airport

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  4. Pure says:

    Hmm .. well i never thought of it, but now that u mentioned it i do know that they take customs duties in Kuwait as lfc-q8 mentioned ! so the goods that are bought at duty free do not attract the usual government customs duties

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  5. Jam3iiya(L) says:

    I think they’re just put a duty free because the other airports have one or because most people buying from the duty-free usually buy from it because of taxes, they dont(?) know that Kuwait doesn’t have taxes…does the 2nd part make sense?

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  6. BB says:

    nice issue that we didn’t think of ever :p
    well I believe that DutyFree shops in q8 are so expensive in general .. and they are not duty free at all even from the 5% mentioned .. but it’s LIZOM EL KASH’7A

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  7. Q80 BOY says:

    Do you even call the duty free in Kuwait a Duty Free.

    On my last trip i wanted to buy a magazine to read during my flight and they told me they dont sell it IN the duty free you should have bought it from OUTSIDE (before the security thing)

    Overall i think the kuwait duty free is like a baqalla compared to Hethrow duty free or even dubai duty free.

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  8. mentabolism says:

    The goods are sold minus 5% import duties. You can buy stuff only on the way out…and not on the way in…at least that’s what they told me the one time I tried it..

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  9. hahahaha … you know what … i never thought about it … and you are right …. but hey some friends told me that u get cheaper stuff there, whatever they r doing it is getting u cheaper stuff

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