The exclusive franchise to operate duty and tax free shops was originally granted to a private corporation called Tourist Duty Free Shops, Inc. (TDFS) by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1193 (P.D. 1193) and Letter of Instruction No. 595 (LOI 595) both dated September 6, 1977. TDFS was authorized to establish, operate and maintain duty and tax free stores at all international airports and seaports, selected hotels, tourist resorts, and commercial or trading centers throughout the country for a period of twenty-five (25) years. This franchise was revoked by Executive Order No. 24 dated June 27, 1986.
The Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) invites interested vendors for a Proof-Of-Concept (POC) presentation to design, build and operate the DFPC online shopping website.
The DFPC, one of the income-generating arm of the government, is now in the process of outsourcing an online shopping platform provider who could help us expand our customer base from airport/travelers shopping at our brick-and-mortar stores, to an online shopping facility that could deliver world-class, premier duty free products in the convenience of their homes. The site should offer a complete shopping experience to the customers from: product selection, ordering, payment, pick-up or delivery options for their purchases made on the shopping site. It should be well-designed, customer-friendly, with an easy checkout process and multiple payment options.
Duty Free Philippines has won recognition for its outstanding performance in the global duty free industry. Among the awards and citations received are the following: