Tax-free Shopping: The situation today?
Notwithstanding 1999’s abolition of tax-free shopping for intra-EU travellers, Belgian Sky Shops wishes to continue to offer its clients the advantage of tax-free shopping regardless the passenger’s destination, inside or outside the European Union.
At Belgian Sky Shops, passengers travelling inside the European Union will pay the exact same tax-free price applicable to passengers travelling outside the European Union (with the exception of some spirits and tobacco products).
Belgian Sky Shops’ policy: you enjoy tax-free prices and Belgian Sky Shops pays your taxes. A price reduction that can amount up to 21% VAT!
Thanks to our “Tax-Free” pricing policy, you enjoy significantly lower prices than in local retailers, all year round:
- only in our White Rabbit shops
- for a wide range of products
- even when you are travelling inside the European Union!
Here are the main lines of our pricing policy:
|Perfume||V||V||Recommended retail price - 20% on all products|
|Cosmetics||V||V||Recommended retail price - 20% on all products|
|Alcohol||X||V||Tax-free for destinations outside the EU|
|Tobacco||X||V||Tax-free for destinations outside the EU|
|Chocolates||V||V||Worldwide lowest price & 10% off compared to the local market prices for the brands; Corné Port-Royal, Godiva and Neuhaus brands|
|Fashion||V||V||21% VAT discount 1|
|Leather goods||V||V||21% VAT discount 1|
|Sunglasses||V||V||21% VAT discount|
|Watches||V||V||21% VAT discount 1|
|Jewellery||V||V||21% VAT discount 1|
|1 with the exception of Lancel (13% discount), Longchamp (7% discount) and Hermès (tax-free only for travellers outside the European Union)|
A few tips
- Show your boarding pass upon your visit and specify the final destination of your journey. You will then benefit from a tax-free price on all spirit and tobacco products if travelling outside the European Union.
- Did you forget to make your purchases on departure? No problem. Catch up on your shopping when you return as you go through the shopping area of the airport. You will enjoy the same tax-free prices, except for some spirit and tobacco products subject to taxes.