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Beijing Offers Tax Refunds to Overseas Tourists

In accordance with the public announcement issued by the General Administration of Customs (GAC), the goods eligible for the tax refund refer to the personal goods that are purchased by overseas tourists at designated tax refund shops and meet the rebate requirements, excluding those on the list of Articles Prohibited or Restricted for Import and Export of the PRC. Foreign tourists and those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan who have stayed on the Chinese mainland for no more than 183 consecutive days are eligible to receive departure tax refund via certain procedures.


In accordance with related policy, purchases complying with all of the following conditions are eligible for tax refund.

1, The minimum purchase of an overseas tourist for a tax refund is CNY500 at any one store in one day;

2, The products remain unused or unconsumed upon departure;

3, The refund is valid when the purchase is made within 90 days before departure;

4, The purchases are carried by overseas tourist themselves or contained in their check-in luggage leaving Beijing.


Necessary documents

1, Completed departing overseas tourists purchase tax-refund application form;

2, Passport / valid personal IDs;

3, Tax invoice or receipt for the eligible goods purchased.


Approved tax refund agency outlets:

T-junction at T2 International Departure

Opposite the duty-free shops at T3-E Area, 2nd floor, after security check

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