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Tax Free Shopping in China

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in China

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Standard VAT rate: 17%
Minimum purchase amount: 500 CNY

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
Foreign visitors staying in Mainland China less than 183 consecutive days (according to the date of entry to China in your passport)

How to Shop Tax Free
For more on how to claim your tax refund, including how to fill in the Tax Free Form

Tax Free goods:
Goods must be available for presentation at the Customs Validation Counter

Non-refundable goods:

  • Gold, silver and other rare metals and their products
  • Valuable cultural and natural relics
  • Food, medicine, pharmaceutical products
  • Other goods which are absolutely prohibited from export under the written law

Please consult the Chinese Customs website for more information

If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

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