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Travellers can find duty free stores and products at international airports, border towns, ports, cruise ships and even on-board international flights--basically in all locations that cater to international travelers.
If you are traveling internationally, you may shop "tax and duty free," buying items without having to pay either the sales tax (called Value Added Tax or VAT in many countries) or the customs duties assessed by the United States - primarily on liquor and tobacco but also with many other products. The savings from Duty Free Shopping can be significant.
Duty Free Savings Compared to U.S. Domestic Prices (savings may be more when compared to most other country's domestic prices)
Liquor 25% to 50% Tobacco 25% to 50%
Fragrances and Cosmetics 15% to 20%
Luxury gifts, Accessories, Watches 10% to 25%
Confection and Other Edibles 10% to 25%
To be eligible for duty free shopping, you must:
Be leaving the United States (usually for more than 48 hours). Take the items with you into another country (As required by U.S. law, you will receive your items as you exit the country, either as you get on the plane or as you drive across the border). Take into consideration that most countries impose restrictions on the quantity of duty free merchandise you can bring in.