Duty free sales fall in the Netherlands

Tourists and other visitors from outside the European Union spent €76m on duty free sales in 2008, €2.3m less than in 2007, according to tax free organisation Global Refund, quoted by news agency Novum.

People from outside the EU can claim back value-added tax on their purchases in the Netherlands.
The Chinese were the biggest spenders, followed by Russians and Americans. Spending was up on clothing but down on watches and jewelry.

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