International Shoppes, our duty free shop, is located near Gate 8. International Shoppes welcomes both international and domestic passengers. Please see below for details.
What is duty free shopping?
Duty free shopping gives international travelers the opportunity to save money on a variety of products, from high-end jewelry to premium liquor and tobacco. However, many travelers are not sure how duty free shopping works, or how to make the most out of the experience.
Let’s start with a simple definition: a “duty” refers to a tax or fee placed on goods by government entities. Merchants who import goods and sell them to consumers who are leaving the country are not charged a duty on these products. This allows sellers to pass the savings along to their customers, giving shoppers the opportunity to grab products at bargain prices.
Can I purchase at the duty free shop?
To be eligible for duty free shopping, you must:
- Be leaving the United States (usually for more than 48 hours).
- Take the items with you into another country (As required by U.S. law, you will receive your items as you exit the country, either as you get on the plane or as you drive across the border).
- Take into consideration that most countries impose restrictions on the quantity of duty free merchandise you can bring in. Every country has different customs regulations for what goods, and what quantity of those goods, can be brought into their country.
Are there any items that I can buy regardless of my destination?
Yes! Fragrance and confection items are actually duty paid. In other words, all customers can buy these items regardless of their destination. Liquor and tobacco items are limited to international departing passengers only.
Local sales tax will be applied to these transactions.