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Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet: Shipping into the EU

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - 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: Part...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping between the EU and the UK

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - Shipping between the EU and the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 3 of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping between the European Union and the United Kingdom now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1 and 2 of the series: Part 1: Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping into the UK

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Last updated on April 14th, 2021 - Shipping into the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 2 of the Post-Brexit shipping blog series! Online retailers outside of the UK or EU shipping to the UK, this post is for you! You may have read our previous blog post outlining the need-to-knows for the following types of shipments: Rest of world (ROW) → UK EU → UK; UK → EU ROW → EU This post will highlight in...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet Welcome to Zonos’ Brexit cheat sheet blog series! This post is a quick breakdown of how Brexit affects imports and exports between and to the United Kingdom and the European Union. Look out for more upcoming, in-depth blog posts in this series! Brexit confusion There is a lot of confusion amongst not only online retailers...

Brexit: A challenge that is creating opportunities

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Last updated on March 19th, 2021 - Brexit: A challenge that is creating opportunities The Brexit challenge If you’re an ecommerce merchant shipping to the EU 🇪🇺 or UK 🇬🇧, Brexit has probably seemed like a dark cloud over your business. Following Brexit, people in the UK that order products online now find themselves paying duty, VAT, and other fees from EU member countries, and vice versa...

UK VAT changes after Brexit, what does it mean for my business?

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Last updated on March 19th, 2021 - UK updates VAT guidelines – post Brexit With the end of the Brexit transition period upon us, many merchants are scrambling to make sure they are prepared to continue selling goods into the UK 🇬🇧 without any issues. On January 1, 2021, the UK will be implementing a new VAT scheme, which will apply to any business that sells products into the UK. There is...

Non-resident ecommerce country taxation; a new trend in international trade

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Last updated on March 19th, 2021 - Trend alert: Non-resident ecommerce country taxation In 2018, Australia came out with a law that requires non-resident businesses to collect and remit tax on their low-value sales into the country. Businesses must register with Australia in order to file and remit the collected tax each quarter. Australia decided to put this into place as a way to level the...

What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law As an international retailer selling to Indonesia 🇮🇩, if you sell over 600 million rupiah (IDR) annually or if your website traffic exceeds 12,000 per year, you may be appointed by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax as a VAT collector. As of August 1, 2020, the Indonesian government does not clearly state...

What do I need to know about the LGPD Brazil general data protection law?

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Last updated on March 12th, 2021 - What is Brazil LGPD? Modeled closely after the EU’s GDPR, Brazil is the latest country to pass personal privacy legislation called the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) or the General Data Protection Law in 2018. The LGPD establishes guidelines on how companies can collect, store, handle, and share the personal data of Brazilians. Businesses and...

Automated HS code classification for international shipping in ecommerce

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Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 - What is an HS code? A few decades ago, a group of countries acknowledged that a system must be put in place to better understand the types of products getting exported from and imported into their respective countries. They also needed a more streamlined way to know the amount to collect in duties and taxes as a shipment moves across borders. This is when the...

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