Hainan cracks down on daigou traders to protect duty free trade
12/09/2021|12:20:10 PM|The Moodie Davitt Report

Tough new regulations to control “seriously untrustworthy” daigou-driven duty free purchases in Hainan will come into effect on 1 January, 2022 after being reviewed and approved at  the 31st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth People’s Congress of Hainan Province.

The wide-ranging measures underline the local government’s determination to curb daigou trading activity out of Hainan into the Mainland.

The regulations have been struck to “prevent and punish the serious untrustworthiness of duty free shopping in the Hainan Free Trade Port”, said the Office of the Free Trade Port Working Committee of the Hainan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China in a statement on WeChat yesterday.

Appropriate disciplinary action [see details below] will be taken against people and organisations breaching regulations.

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