Nogales Duty-Free Stores

Tax-free Liquor, Tobacco and Other Products

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One great thing about visiting the Mexican border at Nogales is the availability of tax-free liquor and cigarettes, which are sold along with watches, perfume, jewelry, consumer electronics and other discounted taxable items at duty-free stores near the border between Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona.

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Nogales Duty-Free Shopping


There are six duty-free stores in Nogales, Arizona. There is a Ueta store on Mariposa Road (by the international border crossing), two Ueta stores (also known as Duty Free America) on Terrace Avenue, near the border parking lots (click here to learn more about border parking). There is also a Border Crossers duty free store on Terrace Avenue, and another on southbound Grand Avenue, just before the DeConcini Mexico border crossing. And the HKG Duty Free store just next to the Border Shoppers on Terrace Avenue may be a bit smaller than the others, but it has a wide variety of duty free and taxable products, to include consumer electronics like stereos, DVD players and flat-screen TVs.

There are some things to know about purchasing liquor or cigarettes from Nogales duty free stores. The prices are much lower than what you will find in other stores, and the liquor and tobacco products are tax free. However, after being sold, some of the products must be exported.

This means that after making a purchase of alcohol or tobacco products from a Nogales duty free store, a store employee will escort you down the street to the border. If you buy from Ueta, HKG Duty Free or Border Crossers in Nogales, Arizona, you will be escorted to the turnstiles at the pedestrian border crossing, where you will have to go through the turnstiles into Mexico before returning to the U.S.

What you can take across the border:

Be aware that there are limits to the quantities and volumes of duty free items (liquor and cigarettes) that can be taken into Mexico and into the United States.

So, for example, while Mexico allows each visitor to bring two cartons of cigarettes into the country, the United States only permits one carton of duty free cigarettes to be brought into the U.S.

What you can take into Mexico:


Two cartons per person


Three liters per person

What you can bring into the United States:


One carton per person


One liter per person

Nogales Border Duty Free Stores

Border Shoppers Duty Free

70 N Freeport Drive
Nogales, Arizona 85621
(520) 287-0188

HKG Duty Free

66 N. Terrace Avenue
Nogales, Arizona
(520) 287-2510
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Ueta Tax & Duty Free

21 N. Terrace Avenue
Nogales, Arizona 85621
(520) 287-2741
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Ueta Tax & Duty Free

78 N. Terrace Avenue
Nogales, Arizona 85621
(520) 287-2104
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