On April 10th, in line with the Government’s announcement, Global Blue officially launched its tax free shopping service in Russia, becoming the first VAT Refund Operator in the country.
A promising beginning for Tax Free Shopping operations
Global Blue today announces its thousandth Tax Free Shopping transaction in Russia. The first days of Russian Tax Free Shopping were a true success, registering an increasing number of transactions every day in the stores affiliated with Global Blue in Russia. A promising growth ahead of the football World Cup happening in the country next June.
Global Blue, a key partner of major retailers to boost Russia’s attractiveness
To further attract the valuable international shopping market, Global Blue is partnering closely with luxury shopping malls like GUM, premium department stores such as TSUM, and iconic brands in Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and other cities welcoming football World Cup matches in June. As part of this partnership, Global Blue is fully involved in several marketing activities and events with these key retail actors to further promote Tax Free Shopping in Russia.
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