Chinese duty-free shops up for tender

China’s Ministry of Finance is seeking tenders for 16 duty-free arrival shops – 10 at airports and the others at border crossings.
Five are for crossings on Guangdong’s southern border, and one on the Zhuhai-Macau border where Zhuhai Duty Free has departure duty-free shops. Four of the shops will go to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border, and the final shop will be along the Russian border in Heihe, northern China.
This means increased competition for Hong Kong and Macau retailers for mainland tourist patronage once the border shops open, says
Four state-backed enterprises are bidding for the licences: China Duty Free Group (CDFG), China National Service Corporation for Chinese Personnel Working Abroad (CNSC), Shenzhen Duty Free and Zhuhai Duty Free. CDFG, Shenzhen Duty Free and Zhuhai Duty Free are competing for the crossing points on the Shenzhen and Zhuhai borders.
Valid for 10 years, the licences need to be activated within six months of approval. The shops can sell perfume, cosmetics, liquor, tobacco, confectionery and fashion items, accessories and watches.
The airport arrival shops are expected to include Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport as well as airports in Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian and Tianjin.

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