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Hainan's duty-free shopping policy has permanently come into force. It was piloted from April 20th, with a huge response from shoppers travelling from the mainland, especially in this May Day holiday.

Crowds are lining up outside, waiting for the store to open.

9'o clock, the store is finally opened, and eager buyers are running to the counters to get what they want to buy.

They have to be quick, or all that's left are empty shelves.

Crowds are lining up outside, waiting for Hainan duty free shop to open.

Yang Manhong, visitor said "This cosmetic brand only allows us to buy 5 items. I bough 2 bottles of perfume and 3 other kinds. Some are for friends."

To meet the demand for the May Day Holiday, the Sanya duty-free shop stockpiled goods, and replenished inventories more frequently.

But even so, goods are still selling out at an amazing speed. And products with a price below 5000 yuan are in short supply.

To meet the demand for the May Day Holiday, the Sanya duty-free shop stockpiled goods,
and replenished inventories more frequently.

To meet the demand for the May Day Holiday, the Sanya duty-free shop stockpiled goods,
and replenished inventories more frequently.

To meet the demand for the May Day Holiday, the Sanya duty-free shop stockpiled goods,
and replenished inventories more frequently.

The China Duty Free Group promises things will change.

Lu Lu, President of China Duty Free Group said "We have enlarged our bill in ordering goods, and the ordering cycle has been shortened to 15 days, or even shorter. Imported goods are being replenished since 26th last month, I believe the stockpile could ensure the goods supply during and after the May Day holiday."

Despite the number of visitors dropping on May 1st, compared with the previous days officials from China Duty Free Group aren't bothered. They say the decline in customer flows proves they're heeding advice to visit in off -peak times.

The shop also suggested tourists staying beyond the May Day holiday, should wait until after May 2nd.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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