Hong Kong
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Hong Kong shopping, quality, price

Quality and Price

Hong Kong is known as an excellent destination for shopping. Prices are comparably cheaper than the US, Europe or Japan, especially with no sales tax on anything, and the variety is a lot better than in most Asian countries.

 

The city shops offer a vast array of qualities, from cheap Chinese imitations to top international brand names.

 

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) maintains the Quality Tourism Services (QTS) scheme that guarantees high quality standards of Hong Kong products and services and enhances the overall standards of Hong Kong shops and restaurants.

 

The scheme helps visitors to find shops and restaurants they can trust - It certifies shops and restaurants that pass stringent annual assessments, showing that they: sell genuine products with clearly displayed prices, display proper product information and offer high quality customer service.

 

Only shops and restaurants that qualify for the scheme are allowed to display the QTS sign of quality. The HKTB also provides assistance for enquiries about purchases from shops and restaurants accredited by the QTS Scheme.

 

If you wish to search for QTS Scheme Certified retail shops, visit the following website: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/search/index.jsp

 

One thing you should remember : Even when a certain shop displays the QTS sign, it still doesn't mean you have to buy there with your eyes closed ! Check, compare price and quality, and then buy.  On the other hand, shops that do not display the QTS sign are not necessarily owned by conmen... Many shops around Hong Kong (especially in markets) specialize in cheap fakes and imitations and that might be exactly what you are looking for... Just don't expect anyone to give a "quality mark" to such shops ...

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