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Commerce min for restricting duty-free alcohol purchase to one bottle

New Delhi, Jan 19 () The Commerce Ministry has recommended restricting purchase of tax-free alcohol to one bottle at duty-free shops as part of steps to reduce import of non-essential goods, sources said.
The ministry has also recommended to its finance counterpart that purchase of cigarette cartons at duty-free shops should be prohibited, they said.
These recommendations are part of proposals made by the commerce ministry for the forthcoming Budget, which would be unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.
Currently inbound international passengers are allowed to buy two litres of alcohol and a carton of cigarette from these shops.
According to sources, there are countries that allow only one litre of liquor to international passengers and the same practice can be adopted

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