Attract Russian tourists with tax-free shopping

Tax free limit, which was applied at the beginning o the year, increased tourists’ interest so remarkably that Juhan Parts, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication thinks that the limit could be lowered more, Eesti Päevaleht reports.
Last year a tourist has to spend at least EEK 2500 to get tax discount. This year the amount has decreased by EEK 500. According to traders’ union recent statistics Russians made nearly 50 pct more purchases from the shops.

The number of foreign tourists’ tax free purchases increased by 60 pct, Marika Merilai, the head of the Estonian traders’ union said.

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