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See what’s coming in the 7th edition Harmonized System (HS)

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Looking ahead at HS 2022 HS 2022 will be the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature and has been accepted by all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention.  The new edition will go into effect on January 1st, 2022. Generally the HS is amended every five years or so. What is the Harmonized System (HS)? The Harmonized System (HS) is what’s used to...

Highlights of the USMCA deal

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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 protection and...

What’s new with Zonos Docs

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Learn what’s new with Zonos Docs Hope you are enjoying 2020 so far! We’re thrilled to share updates to our Zonos Documentation. The reorganized and revamped Zonos Docs is a one-stop shop for cross border with technical information on our products, integrations, and customer resources. Read about Zonos product features and how they work. View our development resources, e.g. plugin...

Reinventing an industry with a new website

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Today, we are excited to share the launch of our new Zonos dot com website! There were three main challenges we faced with this project: How do we explain landed cost when many don’t fully understand its complexities? By what means can we show we’re different? Any other company claiming they calculate landed cost isn’t doing it right. Can we describe an offering that’s not...

What’s happening with New Zealand’s GST law

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New Zealand’s GST law As of December 1st, 2019, New Zealand enacted a recent law on GST remittance that may or may not affect businesses from countries that sell to New Zealand. This recent law is quite similar to the low-value goods Australian law that went into effect in 2018. Let’s get you up to speed on the important details of what’s going on with New Zealand. Here’s...

5 things you should know about landed cost

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If you have previous experience with international orders or 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...

Top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally

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Are you an online retailer pulling your hair out over international orders? You’re not alone! The top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally include: Calculating duty and taxes Managing country rules and regulations Offering shipping options Localizing your store’s website With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside the US, you can’t let these...

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