duty-free duty-free

Definition(s):

  • (adj) exempt from duty

Usage(s):

  1. The days of walking onto an airplane with duty-free bags sloshing with Champagne and cologne are over.
  2. From makeshift booths where travelers could pick up whisky or cigarettes, duty-free shops at international airports have blossomed within a few years into bazaars of the jet.
  3. Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa and Sabena have appealed for preservation of duty-free shops, which are a source of considerable income for the airports.

News

  1. US senators urge suspension of Bangladesh trade privileges after garment industry disaster

    WASHINGTON — Nine Democratic senators are urging President Barack Obama to suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves worker safety. The president is expected by month's end to decide whether to curtail duty-free access for the South Asian nation because of labor rights concerns.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Renovated terminal to be unveiled at LA airport

    newly renovated terminal at Los Angeles International Airport could make it tough to remember there's a plane to catch. When it opens in August, the 150,000-square-foot Great Hall at the cavernous Tom Bradley International Terminal will highlight the excesses of Los Angeles, with a lineup of duty-free shops featuring luxe boutiques such as Hermes and Gucci.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

  3. New LAX terminal nearly open with 60 shops

    A newly renovated terminal at Los Angeles International Airport could make it tough to remember there's a plane to catch. When it opens in August, the cavernous Tom Bradley International Terminal will highlight the excesses of Los Angeles, with a lineup of duty-free shops featuring luxe boutiques such as Hermes and Gucci.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield

Quotes

  1. "When Ryanair introduced this euro30 extra duty-free charge, many passengers joked that next they would be charged for using the toilet - not realizing that this indeed seems to be the newest extra charge on Ryanair's agenda," Broughan said.
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Tommy Broughan Source: FOXNews

  2. "It makes no sense to me to say that Colombian goods can come into our country duty-free, yet our goods can't go into Colombia duty-free," Bush said sternly. "And yet that's the case. An agreement with Colombia would level the playing field."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "The ITA remains a milestone duty-free agreement. But it risks being left behind after 12 years of technological development," European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said in a statement.
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Peter Mandelson Source: Reuters

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