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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...

France VAT Reverse Charge

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - France VAT reverse charge As of January 2022, France has changed the eligibility requirements for reverse charge VAT, making it mandatory for businesses to file a reverse charge if they plan to reclaim or deduct VAT. The goal of the reverse charge on French B2B imports is to make VAT management and collection easier for French businesses importing goods and...

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...

6 things you need to know about Canada CARM

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) has been quite the hot topic in global trade as of late, but there is still a lot of confusion around it. With Canada being the 8th largest ecommerce market in the world, it is important to have a clear understanding of the following to ensure your imports into Canada are not hindered:...

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...

2022 Harmonized System (HS) updates: Everything you need to know

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - 2022 Harmonized System (HS) updates: What you need to know to stay compliant What is the Harmonized System? The Harmonized System (HS) is a system that was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1988 to classify goods in shipments entering WCO member countries. Products are classified with HS codes. This means products are given a specific numerical...

Five things to know about HS codes for international ecommmerce

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Five things to know about HS codes for international ecommmerce Are you interested in selling your products into a foreign country? You should be. Ecommerce retailers worldwide are driving sales growth by selling their products globally. Why limit your customer base to a single country when the world is open for business? Experts project international ecommerce...

What is Canada CARM and will it affect you?

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - What is Canada CARM and will it affect you? Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is implementing a multi-phase initiative called the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project. Learn how and when CARM affects importers! What is CARM? CARM is a Canadian initiative that is focused on streamlining the import process for companies importing into Canada...

Choose landed cost over duty and tax

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Choose landed cost over duty and tax Learn why duty and tax calculations alone are not enough for cross-border shipments, and why a full landed cost is the only reasonable solution. When it comes to landed cost, most people think that duties and taxes are the only fees that an international order incurs. Duties and taxes only account for a fraction of the total...

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