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duty-free

1. with exemption from customs or excise duties
2. goods sold in a duty-free shop
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He added duty-free sales must go because they are an anomaly in the border-free single European market.
Table 9: Global Duty-Free Retailers Sales (% Total Market), by Region, 2006-2011
And in duty-free, the British are most likely to reach for their plastic payment cards.
TRG's duty-free shops will feature renowned international retail brands such as Ferragamo, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Lancome and Burberry.
Duty-free is under threat because the EC has been impatient to complete the internal market.
It's clear that the Commission had not changed its stance," said Mr John Hume, of the International Duty-Free Confederation, which estimates 140,000 jobs could be lost.
Earlier, Chancellor Gordon Brown had warned campaigners for duty-free shopping not to raise false hopes.
Transactionware Enterprise also handles a mixture of duty-free and duty-paid purchases within the same physical store environment, a key requirement for DFS.
But the Scandinavian member states remain firmly in favour of the ban, and Mr Monti insists that duty-free sales have no place in a border-free Europe.
Duty-free will be scrapped next June 30 despite massive opposition from consumers.
EU finance ministers refused to back calls for a new study into the impact on jobs and the economy of scrapping duty-free sales on July 1, 1999.
Mr Walls said BAA would take a negative impact of pounds 35-40 million on its annual pre-tax profit due to the end of EU duty-free sales.