South Korea to enable duty-free shopping without passports

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By Inside Retail Asia

Travelers to South Korea will now be able to purchase products at urban duty-free shops using a smartphone authentication service, without having to show their actual passports, the customs agency said Wednesday.

The Korea Customs Service announced that the revised notice on the operation of bonded outlets was put into enforcement.

Accordingly, shoppers at downtown duty-free shops are now allowed to buy products without going through the procedure of presenting their passports.

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