[Tagging] Tag for "tax free shopping"

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Tue Dec 31 22:55:15 UTC 2019

On Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 17:37, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 2019-12-31 23:04, Hauke Stieler wrote:
>> that's true, the EU is one special case here. But would the status of a
>> traveler influence the tagging schema of "duty_free=*" in your opinion?
> The EU is only a special case because there are multiple countries within a single customs area for these purposes. Many airports accommodate both domestic and international passengers in mixed areas. The only other way I can see duty free shops working us if domestic passengers were actually banned from making purchases. This used to be the case within the EU, at some airports at least.
> In terms of tagging, the scenario described could be something like duty_free=export - meaning YES if you are exporting it beyond the customs union area (~~EU), otherwise NO.

Arguably, duty_free=export is the default meaning of duty-free.

In this case the shop is a "duty-free shop", it's just that not
everyone gets the same prices there (because you can't take advantage
of the tax/duty-free status if you're not leaving the customs area).


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