Canada's duty-free shops seek federal aid as pandemic travel rules crush business
CA, 07 Jun 2021
The pandemic has forced many of Canada's retailers to pivot their business to survive. But Canada's 33 duty-free shops across the country, along its border with the United States, have faced very little options to adapt as strict pandemic travel rules effectively bring business to a halt.
Products sold from duty-free stores typically have to leave the country, and cannot be sold locally, online, or even given away.
As Mike Le Couteur reports, struggling store-owners are hoping for a plan from Ottawa to help them recover.
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