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Section 321: U.S. de minimis explained

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - What is Section 321 for low-value U.S. imports? Section 321 is actually a shorter name for “Section 321(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930,” and is the statute that covers the regulations for importing low-value shipments (LVS) below the United States’ de minimis of $800 USD into the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). A low-value shipment under Section 321 is a...

What is de minimis value?

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 - You are looking to expand your ecommerce business internationally when you come across the term – de minimis. What does this mean, and why should you care? When we’re talking about international eCommerce, de minimis refers to a country-specific threshold that tells you when duties and taxes are applied. Country-specific de minimis threshold examples: What...

Highlights of the USMCA deal

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Did you hear about the new USMCA? President Trump recently signed legislation to implement a revamped version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that was originally drafted in 2018. Once in effect*, the USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Key highlights of the deal Below are a few key highlights of this new deal. Stronger...

5 things you should know about landed cost

Last updated on June 8th, 2022 - If you have previous experience with international orders or have done any research on selling abroad, you’ve no doubt come across the words – “duty and tax”. But how many times have you seen the term: “landed cost”? Let’s help you decode cross-border as we explain the essential facts about landed cost that no one’s been telling you. 1. Landed cost is more than...

Free trade exists in ecommerce, just not for the United States

Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - I truly believe the vision of free trade is good for business, good for economies, good for the world, and good for America. Too bad that, at the moment, it’s not fair or free and has never been. Today, agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA or TPP still leave specific countries, states, or provinces on the wrong end of a deal, and it is usually the United States...

The CBP’s classification and duty change for women’s footwear

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - If you’re located in the United States (US) or sell goods into the US and sell or purchase foreign women’s shoes, boy do we have news for you. Depending on the cost and style of the shoes you are importing into the US, the price may have just gone up for you.. on duty that is. Customs Border Protection (CBP) has changed the duty on girls’ and women’s closed-toe...

International shipping policies: Everything you need to know

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - It is important to understand international shipping policies if you have a business that sells and ships goods to foreign countries. Taking that one step further, it’s important to be transparent with your international shoppers so that they know what to expect when purchasing goods from you. Transparency is key to a positive cross-border shopping...

Singapore’s upcoming 2023 GST scheme explained

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Learn about the upcoming Singapore de minimis and GST collection changes. Singapore, like many other countries across the globe such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and countries in the European Union, is changing the way they handle the collection of goods and services tax (GST) on low-value imports. Effective January 1, 2023, the import GST de minimis will...

EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 -   EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important James Marley is our UK-based cross-border expert whose specialty is taking complex, mundane topics like EU VAT and decoding them into simplified, humorous guides. On July 1, 2021, the European Union (EU) will reform its Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules. If you have an ecommerce business that ships orders to...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet: Shipping into the EU

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Shipping into the EU after Brexit Welcome to the fourth [and final] part of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping to the European Union from outside of the EU including the United Kingdom, now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1, 2, and 3 of the series:...

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