The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
The limit for local residents purchasing goods at Jeju duty free shops has been revised up from 400,000 won to $400 [at the time of publication, 431,320 won], a Jeju government official said recently. A spokesman from the Jeju Free International City Development Center, which sells duty-free items for local residents, said recent currency exchange fluctuations have caused some difficulties in selling goods. He added that the revision of the purchasing limit would boost sales and increase job creation. — Headline Jeju