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Permits / Licences

Application for the Exploitation of Duty-Free Shops

Service Overview

Scope of Service

An operating entity that intends to set up a duty-free shop shall register with the DSEDT.

Service Target and Eligibility

According to article 4 of Decree-Law no. 18/94/M, the establishment of duty-free shops is subject to authorization by the Chief Executive of the MSAR. Operation of the duty-free shops can be directly exercised by the operating entity, with prior notice to the Macao Economic Services; or by a third party, by means of signing an operating contract with the above mentioned entities under prior approval by the Macao Economic Services or by means of a license issued by the DSEDT to the third party, in case the operating entities are unable or unwilling to do so.

Service Results

The DSEDT will issue licenses to the operating entities applying for the establishment of duty-free shops.


Executive Department and Unit:DSEDT – DLI/DLS


(1) Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) – Foreign Trade Division: Rua Dr. Pedro José Lobo, n°s 1-3, 23/F, Macao
(2) Macao SAR Service Centre (CSRAEM): Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n° 52, Macao
(3) Islands Service Centre of Macao SAR (CSRAEM-I): Rua de Coimbra, n° 225, 3/F , Taipa

Tel:(853)8597 2634(DSEDT) ; (853)8296 9262(CSRAEM)

Fax:(853)2871 1276(DSEDT) ; (853)2845 3558(CSRAEM)


Content provider: Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)

Last modified: 2021-07-16 16:58

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