Duty Free Products
Cigarettes – Alcohol – Cosmetics – Perfume – Accessories
This kind of duty is levied to discourage imports and encourage exports as exported goods earn extra gains. Customs tax levied on imported goods is called import duty and the one charged on exports is called export duty. People try and buy things from abroad for a lesser price hoping to make a gain but the import duty fails their mission. Hence, the goods available locally are preferred. However, the thing we cannot find in our country has to be imported and the price always exceeds the retail selling price in that particular country. People can take heart from the fact that the maximum import duty that is levied in India is 5 percent.
Nonetheless, people still try to look for goods without having to pay the customs. Ironically, they succeed in this. Duty free products are available on the flight we travel in. During a flight each person gets a duty free catalog, which has a list of things that are sold. This is a good way to save our money by purchasing things at a reasonable price. The flight attendant makes the announcement of sale of goods and also brings over the cart to our seat. We can have a thorough look at the products and then purchase them. The goods include books, magazines, watches, accessories, mobile phones and jewelry among many more articles.
This is possible only in airplanes or the only other possibility is smuggling of goods. While buying stuff without tariff duty one must make sure the articles being sold are not smuggled and the sellers are not fakers. Customs free sales are held annually at some places when the products imported are not sold well in the country. They are sold at a lower price than its cost and we can make a good deal out of it.